Renaud Crassous, SMR Project Director, EDF
A graduate of the École Polytechnique (1997), an engineer from the Ponts, eaux et forêts and a doctorate in economics, Renaud Crassous began his career as a researcher in economics in the field of energy scenarios and policies to fight climate change, during which time he supported the French delegation to the IPCC (International Panel on Climate Change). He was then appointed to the Economic Council for Sustainable Development (Conseil Economique du Développement Durable – CEDD), which reports to the Minister of Ecology and Sustainable Development. He joined the EDF Group in 2009 as an economic engineer in the Strategy and Forecasting Department. In 2012 and 2013, he coordinated the debate on the energy transition within the EDF Group and was part of the group of experts for the national debate. In 2014, he joined the Generation and Hydraulic Engineering Division as an operating Director for the Dordogne basin dams. In 2017, he took over Director of the National center of power generation equipment (CNEPE), the engineering center responsible for the conventional and cold source part of the power plants in operation and under construction. In 2020, he became SMR project Director for EDF.
Renaud Crassous is the author of several publications on energy and climate policies, and of research and expertise works for the World Bank (2002, 2003, 2006), the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development and ADEME (2002-2005, then 2007-2008), the Interministerial Mission of the Greenhouse Effect (MIES) – ONERC (National Observatory of the Effects of Global Warming) or for the International Energy Agency (2007).