Patrick Biard is in charge of the European and International affairs at Auvergne Rhônalpenergie-Environnement, the regional energy and environment agency in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes, France. He coordinates the EU funded projects and manages the relations with EU organisations in charge of sustainable energy and environment protection programmes. He has carried out local projects addressing multilevel governance, energy data accessibility, sustainable energy and climate planning & monitoring as well as energy communities.
Prior to this assignment, Patrick held various senior international management positions in R&D, Marketing and Production in Asia, Europe and North America. Patrick holds an engineer’s degree in Physics from the National Institute of Applied Sciences in Toulouse France and a Master Degree in Renewables. He has more than 20 year experience in the energy distribution industry, especially electricity, gas and water metering as well as distribution network management systems. Patrick is a senior expert in smart metering, networks and renewable energies