After studying Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at RWTH Aachen University, Ulf Kasper joined the research group Power Generation and Energy Trading at the Institute of Power Systems and Power Economics (IAEW) in 2008. In 2011, he headed the research group and later became the institute’s chief engineer. In his PhD thesis, he developed models supporting trading decisions on markets for scheduled energy and reserve. Leaving IAEW at the beginning of 2014, Mr. Kasper worked at TransnetBW GmbH as Expert Control Reserve. Since July 2015, he is responsible for the Implementation of European Energy Markets (balancing and scheduled energy) at Amprion, GmbH. Mr. Kasper is member of the Steering Committees of the Manually Activated Reserves Initiative (MARI) and the Platform for the International Coordination of the automatic Frequency Restoration Process and Stable System Operation (PICASSO).