Graduated from the National Institute of Applied Sciences of Lyon, with a major in energy engineering, in 1980, he started his hydroelectric adventure in 1983 by joining the company Neyrpic (today GE Hydro), in Grenoble, as a commissioning engineer. He then worked on power plant renovation projects before being appointed project manager. He joined the engineering department of the Compagnie Nationale du Rhône in 1995, where he worked mainly on hydroelectric projects, both within the company and for external clients. His background allows him to work in a large number of countries and on a variety of projects of all sizes, from mini hydro to the largest hydroelectric schemes, such as Tucurui or Jirau in Brazil.
Since 2013, he is co-teacher of the Hydroelectricity course for the engineering training programs of the École Centrale de Lyon (Energy, Facility Design) and the ECAM (Energy, Facility Operation and Maintenance).
Articles published in the Encyclopedia of Energy :
- Major hydroelectric developments : Génissiat (I)
- Large hydroelectric schemes : Génissiat (II)
- Hydraulic storage and electricity production
- Hydraulic storage: advantages and constraints
- Hydraulic storage : pumping-turbining capacities
- Large hydroelectric schemes: Pierre-Bénite and bulbous groups
- Hydropower: diversity and specificities
- Hydropower: environmental and societal impacts