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dr. L. (Lea) Diestelmeier

Assistant Professor
dr. L. (Lea) Diestelmeier

Dr. Lea Diestelmeier works as Assistant Professor at the Groningen Center of Energy Law and Sustainability, University of Groningen. Her research expertise includes EU law in general and in particular EU energy law with a focus on the electricity sector and decentral solutions for the energy transition. Her Ph.D. thesis develops a legal framework which incentivises smart electricity systems. Building on findings of her Ph.D. thesis, Lea's research interest further developed towards "energy communities" which offer alternative small-scale of organizing activities on energy production, consumption, but also other activities related to the wellbeing of the community. Beyond the implementation and operation of new technologies, she is also interested in how "energy communities" facilitate broader policy goals such as democratization and justice. Legal questions thus not only relate to the regulation of entities in a liberalised market setting, but also to public participation and the distribution of costs and benefits. Lea is involved in European and Dutch research projects; she mainly teaches in the LLM programme "Energy and Climate Law" and she presents frequently at conferences and seminars. She finished her Master in European Law with a specialisation in Energy and Climate Law at the University in Groningen. She is bilingual in German and Dutch.

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