Dr. Georgios Papaefthymiou works as a Principal Consultant in Elia Grid International, a subsidiary of Elia Group, focusing on the provision of consultancy services. Elia Group is one of Europe’s top five TSOs, consisting of Elia Grid in Belgium and 50Hertz in Germany. Georgios has 20 years of professional experience in the power sector focusing on technical, economic and policy aspects related to the planning of electricity grids for the integration of variable renewable resources. He has been working on topics related to the integration of dynamic line rating in system planning, focusing on the mapping of ampacity potentials, quantification of asset risks, assessment of system wide challenges and mapping of the capabilities of different DLR technologies. He holds an MSc on Power Engineering from the University of Patras, Greece, and a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Delft University of Technology.