Certified ReGrid® Manager

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You can become a Certified ReGrid® Manager (CRGM) by choosing RENAC's certified online training on grid integration of renewable energy. This online training demonstrates how a high amount of variable renewable energy (wind and solar) can be safely integrated into the electricity supply. It shows which steps are essential for the power system transformation.

Introductory courses

Each participant will have access to short introductory courses on energy and electricity topics to learn or revise the basics. These courses are not mandatory, and will not be covered in the exam.

CRGM courses

The online training comprises of eight courses:

  • Highly resolved scenarios
  • Short term prediction of wind/solar power generation
  • Generator concepts for renewable energy (RE)
  • Balancing power for grid integration of RE
  • Grid codes for RE
  • Generation expansion planning for a high share of VRE
  • Grid and system integration studies
  • Energy storage

Test yourself

If you are not sure you have the required background to successfully take this training, the test in the demo course will help you evaluate your current knowledge.
Within the Renewables Academy Online, "Applying Renewable Energy – large scale systems” is a good preparation for this online training. It can be booked by those who would like to build up or refresh their knowledge on photovoltaic, wind, and concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies. Participants who are enrolled in “Applying Renewable Energy” can get early access to the "Certified ReGrid(R) Manager (CRGM)” courses of the following semester.

Study time: About 200 hours

Detailed course description: A detailed course description is available for download here.

E-learning platform: Access the demo course on our e-learning platform.


Raquel Cascales
Project Director E-Learning and Blended Learning
Tel: +49 (0) 30 526 895 877
Fax: +49 (0) 30 526 895 899
Email: cascales[at]renac.de

This training suits those who:

  • Plan or operate power systems with an increasing share of wind and solar
  • Need to manage resulting transformation processes in the energy system
  • Are involved in other aspects of VRE grid integration, e.g. calls for tender, development of grid codes or grid connection studies for renewables
  • Are master students who wish to complement their studies in engineering fields

After the seminar, you will be able to:

  • Identify challenges and solutions for grid operation and planning with large shares of variable renewable energy (VRE)
  • Manage resource assessment, flexibility options and grid impact studies for large shares of VRE

Upon successful finalisation of the training, you will receive a RENAC Certificate.


Certified ReGrid® Manager


  • Flexibility to study at any time and from any location
  • Extensive support and live virtual classrooms
  • Multimedia learning material and self-evaluation tests
  • Certified by the "Staatliche Zentralstelle für Fernunterricht - ZFU" (German Authority for Distance Learning)
  • RENAC certificate upon successful finalisation of the training
  • 10% discount for early bird registration

Available dates & times

Next Date Location Language Registration deadline Lecturers Price € Early bird € Valid until  
01.04.19 - 30.09.19 Online EN 27.03.2019
2.210,00 1.989,00 1.989,00 20.02.2019


Albrecht Tiedemann, RENAC
Current position:
Albrecht Tiedemann is a director at the Renewables Academy (RENAC) AG since 2009. He manages the CapREG Program “Capacity Development on Renewable Energy and Grid Integration” for Professionals from Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Mexico, Peru and Ecuador working in the public and private energy sector. He is responsible for Blended e-Learning seminars (renewable energy and grid integration) and works as a trainer for wind energy (resource assessment, technology, hybrid wind/PV micro grids and wind farm economics) and for grid integration of renewables (balancing power and capacity credit calculation, short term power forecast for wind and solar). Mr Tiedemann moderates and chairs panel discussions, workshops, seminars and conferences.

Professional experience:
From 2003 to 2009 he was Project Director at the German Energy Agency (dena) GmbH and there he worked as a Consultant for the German Federal Ministry of Economics & Technology, the Federal Ministry for the Environment, the European Commission and enterprises in the energy sector. Furthermore, he was the Chairman of Offshore Wind Standing Committee of the Federal government and the coastal Länder as well of the Forum Offshore Wind Energy and Nature Conservation. Mr. Tiedemann has been executively involved in the integration of renewable energies into the German energy supply system and in conducting strategic analysis for the German energy sector (German grid-study I and II until 2020 and 2030).
From 1989 to 2003 he worked as scientific assistant for the Federal Environmental Agency of Germany where he was responsible for developing environmental friendly technologies.

He holds a degree as “Engineer of Environmental Protection Technology” from the Technical University Berlin.
Matthis Brinkhaus, RENAC
Current position:
Matthis Brinkhaus joined the Renewables Academy (RENAC) AG in September 2013. He was working first as a project assistant in the advanced online training of the capacity building programme on renewable energy & grid integration (ReGrid). Since June 2015 he has been working as a project manager in the three-year capacity building programme on renewable energy & grid integration (CapREG). He mainly develops new learning materials for the online training but he is also involved in face-to-face trainings and development of mobile exhibitions.

Professional experience:
Before joining RENAC, Matthis gained experience in different fields of energy at home and abroad. He worked for a German company developing hydrogen fuel cells, for a consultancy of the Indian solar market based in New Delhi and for a German company involved in micro-energy projects.

Matthis Brinkhaus studied Engineering and Business Management. He did his Bachelor of Engineering at the University of Applied Sciences Ansbach and his Master of Science at the Technical University of Berlin, graduating in May 2015. Throughout his studies he focussed on energy technology and energy economics. In his Master thesis he investigated the Indian balancing power market. Matthis speaks German and English and has advanced knowledge in French.


"The overall experience was amazing thanks to the sufficient and creditable material, and the amazing effort from Mr. Matthis and Mrs. Katrin."
Adel Osman, Senior Technical Engineer, Egypt, Certified ReGrid® Manager, 2016

"CRGM is very well organised and it guides you step by step to understand the concept of grid management starting from the very basic idea of grid synchronization to the overall view of an interconnected power grid [...]."
Adel Osman, Senior Technical Engineer, Egypt, Certified ReGrid® Manager, 2016


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