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Short-CV Vollrad Kuhn

Vollrad Kuhn provides consulting services on energy services including standard templates and project development, financing, frame conditions, market potentials and products of the national and international energy service sector. He is well connected with the corresponding national and international stakeholders like trade associations, energy agencies, governmental and private institutions.

He has been working on various national and international Know-how-transfer projects, above all with Western and Central and Eastern European partners. Energy Performance Contracting, financing methods, contract approaches and technical assistance for pilot project development and implementation are some of the topics of the projects he has been working on. He has experiences with strategy development and tender of Energy Services for public buildings and street-lighting as well as Municipal Energy Management issues in different countries. There are guidelines, studies, scientific and politic papers among his several publications.

At last he had significantly supported the Energy Solutions Central Europe division of a big US- corporation as Business Development Manager. He was more than 3 years responsible for pre-acquisition of energy service projects, know-how transfer and business model development, strategy advice and image & awareness activities including marketing, networking and trade association relations.
Prior to this position he had worked for the William J. Clinton Foundation as Regional Energy Services Project Development Manager Europe and City Director Berlin of the Energy Efficiency Building Retrofit Program of the Clinton Climate Initiative, after he had finished his job as Project Manager and Senior Expert for international Know-how transfer with focus on Contracting issues at the Berlin Energy Agency (more than 8 years). Before he had several positions as research engineer and project manager in the industry and as head of administrations and as politician in Berlin (among others deputy mayor, member of parliament).

Vollrad Kuhn had studied Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture at the University of Rostock, Faculty Shipbuilding Construction and has a degree in Mechanical Engineering (graduate engineer). He was fellow of the German Marshall Funds and has several specific qualifications (amongst others he is Certified M & V Professional of the Efficiency Valuation Organization).


  • Certified Measurement & Verification Professional (CMVP - ID 2814), approved by AEE and Efficiency Evaluation Organization


  • in the pool of consultants of German KfW-bank (ID 51778) for energy consulting in industry / commercial sector (support program "Energy consulting for SME’s")
  • Accredited by Federal Agency for Export Control for consulting services including project development in the frame of the supporting directive for consulting services for Energy Performance Contracting, accred. number 200308