Peter Bennich

Peter Bennich received his PhD degree in physics at the University of Uppsala, Sweden, in 1996. After two years working as lecturer in electronics, optics etc at the Mid Sweden University, Östersund, he moved to the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, where he worked as program manager, overseeing projects in Distributed generation and Power electronic based components in the electrical grid.

Since 2002, Dr Bennich has been working with energy policies within the Swedish government, focussing on energy efficiency. In his present position as senior adviser at the Swedish Energy Agency, he is working with the EU product regulations on ecodesign (minimum energy performance standards) and energy labelling. In particular, he is covering the work on the lighting regulations.

Dr Bennich represents Sweden in the IEA Technology Collaboration Programme on Energy Efficient End-use Equipment, the IEA TCP 4E, promoting global harmonisation of policies on lighting, power electronics, electric motor systems and connected devices.

He is also engaged in the recently restarted programme on Super-Efficient Equipment and Appliance and Deployment Initiative under the Clean Energy Ministerial, the CEM/SEAD initiative.

Finally, he (together with Christofer Silfvenius) is responsible for the engagement of the Swedish Energy Agency in the EELA project.

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