Roland Schulze has more than 25 years of professional experience in the energy sector. He holds a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering/Thermodynamics, a post-graduate Master’s degree in national and international Environmental Law and Environmental Management, and a Master’s degree in European Legal Studies – EU Law.
Mr. Schulze started his career in the conventional energy sector, and expanded his professional profile via international engineering consulting. For more than a decade now, he has been providing technical advisory and project appraisal services at the European Investment Bank (EIB), covering due diligence activities of energy sector projects (conventional, renewables) comprising various project sizes and financing structures. He managed the assessment of project applications for innovative low carbon energy technologies submitted under the NER300 Initiative.
He participated as a member of Advisory Boards to EU-wide research and studies related low-carbon energy technologies (SET-Plan’s Strategic Initiative for Ocean Technology (SI OCEAN), GEORISK (implementation of de-risking schemes for geothermal), Hydrogen for Europe study (IFPEN, SINTEF). Mr Schulze is a regular speaker at the EU’s High-Level Roundtables on Low-Carbon Innovation, and participated in the preparatory conferences and the Expert Group for the EU’s Innovation Fund. For the ICLG publication “Renewable Energy Laws and Regulations 2021” Mr Schulze contributed the Expert Analysis chapter “Trends and Developments in the European Renewable Energy Sector from a Public Promotional Banking Perspective”.