Otto Pirker

Senior Advisor
Otto Pirker

Otto Pirker

Senior Advisor


Born in 1954 in Eisenerz / Styria / Austria

Obtained his Diploma in Water Management, Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering at the University of Agricultural Sciences in Vienna, Austria and his Doctor’s degree ( in 1993 at the same Institute.

Since 1982 employed at Verbundgesellschaft

Substantial professional experience in this period:

Development of mathematical models of hydrological forecast

Head of the competence center for water management

2001 – 2016 Verbund Austrian Hydropower AG – the largest Austrian hydropower company.

Expert on hydrology, hydropower generation and development and renewable energy. Since 2009 Senior Advisor on strategic question on hydropower, water-management and environmental questions on hydropower.

Since 2016 VERBUND AG

Senior Advisor in the public affairs team focusing hydropower topics.

Since 2017 partial retirement.

Since 2003 also Lector at the Institute of Water Management, Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering

Functions in other committed organization

Eurelectric (Brussels) – Chairman of the Working Group Hydro

Austrian Water Association OEWAV – Member of the board

If you want to know more about this and other topics directly from end users of energy storage technologies join us at one of these annual events: The Energy Storage World Forum (Grid Scale Applications), or The Residential Energy Storage Forum, or one of our Training Courses.

All sessions by Otto Pirker

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