Ervin Planinc gained his B.Sc. degree from the University of Ljubljana in 2007 and his M.Sc. degree in 2016 in electrical engineering, respectively. He is a System Operation Specialist and Project Manager in the System Operation Division at Slovenian Transmission System Operator ELES. In the past, he was working in the Network Development and Asset Management Division where he was responsible for System Adequacy, load and generation forecasts, network modelling and for coordination of the preparation of the Ten-Year Network Development Plan. He was a member of the ENTSO-E SDC sub-groups and a member of the subgroup on Generation Adequacy Assessment of the Electricity Coordination Group at European Commission DG Energy. Since 2013 he is working in the System Operation Division where he is focusing on Ancillary Services and Smart Grids. He is a Project Manager of the Battery Energy Storage System project, which is a part of the international Smart Grid project called SINCRO.GRID.