The Founders and Managing Directors
Wind Powered Entrepreneurial Spirit
Dr. Ulrich Focken (pictured left), Managing Director and co-founder of energy & meteo systems, emsys VPP and emsys grid services, studied Physics at the Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg. The topic of his dissertation, the development of the wind power prediction system, Previento, and its later implementation into operational service, laid the foundation stone for the founding of the company in 2004. Previous to that, he worked at ForWind, the Oldenburg centre for wind energy research, as a project leader for grid integration and wind power predictions and also as an expert consultant for international wind farm projects.
Today, Dr. Ulrich Focken is responsible for the operational business of the three companies and is a driving force behind the development of new products in the area of renewable energy integration. Moreover, he is involved as an initiator and leader in various national and international research and development projects.
Dr. Matthias Lange (pictured right), Managing Director and co-founder of energy & meteo systems, emsys VPP and emsys grid services, was significantly involved in the development of the wind power prediction system, Previento, and its transfer into operational service. To this day, he leads the implementation of numerous customer projects of the Oldenburg energy management and prediction specialist and coordinates national and international research and development projects.
Dr. Matthias Lange studied physics in Oldenburg, Warwick (UK) and Marburg. He attained his doctorate in 2003 from the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg on the topic of the uncertainty of wind power predictions. Before co-founding energy & meteo systems in 2004, he was project leader for network integration and wind energy predictions at ForWind, the centre for wind energy research in Oldenburg. In addition, he performed expert site appraisals for wind turbine locations.
Ecological thinking has been with us from an early stage. Whether it was our own first wind turbine or demonstrating against nuclear power plants– both company founders were already led by a conviction to change the energy economy and make it more in-line with the environment.
Even today, our entire portfolio is consistently geared towards the integration of renewable energies. In the process, we see our customers less as contracting entities and more as partners with which we can cooperate to arrive at an energy industry in accordance with nature. Since our founding, we have persistently proceeded towards the goal of providing energy which is 100% from renewable energy sources!