The 50 Most Influential Figures in Smart Grid Europe is your exclusive guide to the movers and shakers in the smart grid sector in Europe. As the smart grid develops and grows across the world, these are people who are driving this development by either the roles they play within their organisations, or within industry associations, through the technology they champion or through the policies they develop. This first annual publication will highlight their careers, predictions and companies of these key influencers in Europe.

The 50 selected individuals have been vetted by a panel with input from the Metering & Smart Energy International advisory board as well as global experts in the field of smart metering and smart grid including Patrick Turnbull from Smart Grid Ireland, Laurent Schmitt from Smart Grids France, and Helle Juhler-Verdoner of the Danish Intelligent Energy Alliance.

This first of its kind reference guide promises to be the number one authority in the acknowledgement of those men and women who play a key role in the evolution of the electric grid.

Below are some of the individuals featured in the Top 10 (in no particular order):

  • Ronnie Belmans, Professor, KU Leuven University
  • João Torres, Chief Executive Officer, EDP Distribuição
  • Manuel Sánchez Jiménez, Team Leader Smart Grids    European Commission, Directorate General for Energy
  • Per-Olof Granström, Former Secretary General, European Distribution System Operators for Smart Grids (EDSO)
  • Maher Chebbo, Vice President, Head of EMEA Energy & Natural Resources, SAP
  • Andreas Umbach, Chief Executive Officer, Landis & Gyr
  • David Ross Scott, Smart Metering Industry Relationship Manager, Scottish Power
  • Johannes Teyssen, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, E.ON
  • Livio Gallo, Head of the Global Infrastructure and Networks business line, Enel Distribuzione
  • Philip E. Lewis, CEO & Founder, VaasaETT

Here is what some have to say about Europe’s power sector for 2015 –

RonnieBProf. Dr. Ir. Ronnie Belmans, Professor at KU Leuven, CEO of EnergyVille and Executive Director of the Global Smart Grid Federation

  • ‘The age of the huge utilities is coming to an end
  • Flexibility will be the key in keeping the balance in the electricity grid
  • Data on energy demand in all aspects will have more added value than energy as such’

MaherCMaher Chebbo, Vice President, Head of EMEA Energy & Natural Resources, SAP

  • ‘Smart Customer Energy Services will be offered by every Supplier
  • 85% of the EU Member States will have a positive Cost-Benefit Analysis for Smart Metering
  • Demand Response Management will become a priority in the Energy Efficiency programs’

If you wish to know more about the 50 Most Influential Figures in Smart Grid Europe, please contact:

Claire Volkwyn
Editor: Metering & Smart Energy International
t: 021 700 3559

Amy Ryan
t:021 700 3525