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Metering Europe in Amsterdam to showcase the Dutch successes of smart grid collaborationDutch smart grid market becoming important hub (September 27, 2012)
Dutch smart grid market becoming important hub
Says Aida Mezit: ?the flourishing Dutch smart gird market is growing into an important European hub where new cutting-edge technologies are constantly developed, leading to an accelerated number of smart 'trials', and which are often backed up by research faculties of prolific local technical universities.?
She continues: ?partnerships between academia, reserach institutes and commercial sector abound: we are seeing progressive Dutch utilities - the likes of Enexis, Alliander and Essent, to name a few - in collaborative projects with academia, such as the University of Eidenhoven or TNO, who also collaborate with key commercial technical consultancies, such as world renowned KEMA, and local authorities (Amsterdam Smart City) to create a test-bed of real life scalage projects, which are already paving the way not only for Dutch but European smart grid development.?
According to the Metering Europe event director the true value of the global smart grid market is expected to be $100 billion by 2020. She expands: ?if these predictions are correct, smart energy is on the cusp of becoming the most significant investment and growth field of the 21st century. If the momentum of the Dutch forays into smart grid and clean technologies continues, it will establish the Netherlands as one of the most expert global players in sophisticated, digitized low carbon energy solutions.?
She says commercially and in terms of home-grown talent it will be a huge economic boost to the country, and ?as a long term strategy it should certainly continue to receive support both by the new government and private enterprises alike.?
Metering, Billing/CRM Europe features more than 200 high-level industry expert speakers and the largest industry exhibition on the continent with more than 320 solutions providers, including global leaders such as Siemens, Deutsche Telekom, Landis+Gyr, Toshiba, Intel and Schneider Electric.
Dutch expert speakers at the event include:
? Peter Molengraaf, CEO and Member of the Board, Alliander
? Bram Reinders, Manager Alliance Management, Alliander
? Frans Campfens, Senior Innovation Manager, Alliander
? Jeroen Scheer, Taskforce Energy Transition, Alliander
? Lonneke Driessen-Mutters, Manager Operations Smart Meters, Enexis
? Martijn van Huijkelom, Asset Management Innovation, Enexis
? Klaas Hommes, Project, Manager, TenneT
? Gerben Dekker, Consultant Energy & Sustainability, DNV KEMA,
? Hans de Heer, Service Line Leader, KEMA
? Alexander Schönfeldt, Director Sales and Marketing, Locamation
? Edward Goossen, Programme Manager, Amsterdam Smart City
? George Huitema, Senior Research Scientist, TNO
? Koen Kok, Senior Scientist Smart Grids, TNO
Event dates and location:
9-11 October 2012, Amsterdam RAI, The Netherlands
Event website: www.metering-europe.com
For more information, interviews and media accreditation:
Communications manager: Annemarie Roodbol
Tel. +27 21 700 3558
Fax. +27 21 700 3501
Mobile: +27 82 562 7844
Related Keywords:Siemens, Aida Mezit Transmission & Distribution Europe, Smart Grids, Metering Europe, DNV Kema, utilities, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Synergy, Clarion Events,
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