Nikos Chatziargyriou, Professor of ECE NTUA, takes chairmanship of ETIP SNET

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At the 8th meeting of the Governing Board of the European Technology and Innovation Platform for Smart Networks for the Energy Transition (ETIP SNET) on 24 January 2018, Nikos Chatziargyriou started his chairmanship of the platform. He succeeds Konstantin Staschus, ENTSO-E Chief Innovation Officer, who has been Chairman of the ETIP SNET since its creation in July 2016.

As CEO of HEDNO S.A., Hellenic Electricity Distribution Network Operator, Nikos Chatziargyriou has been a Member of EDSO’s Board of Directors since 2015. Prof. Nikos Chatziargyriou will serve as Chairman for an 18-month mandate. He will be assisted by Thierry Le Boucher, Vice-President of EASE, and Konstantin Staschus as Vice-Chairpersons.

Nikos Chatziargyriou has been working as a Professor of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) of National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) since 1984, and has also participated in more than 60 research projects, most of which he was the scientific responsible or the main researcher. In parallel, he has held membership and mandates in national (Energy Committee of the Athens Academy of Science, Centre of Renewable Energy Sources), European (ETP Smart Grids, ETIP SNET) and international fora (CIGRE, IEEE).

About the ETIP SNET

The ETIP SNET role is to guide research, development and innovation to support Europe's energy transition with innovation for the transmission and distribution systems. These systems form the technical and market platforms where clean electricity generation, empowered customers, storage technologies, smarter grids and interfaces to gas, heat and transport networks make the energy transition happen in secure and affordable ways.

In mid-2018, the ETIP SNET will complete and publish its Vision for the European energy system by 2050. About this challenging work, Nikos Chatziargyriou declared: “we aim to give a comprehensive perspective on what the energy system will look like by 2050, how the energy transition will have changed the everyday life of European citizens and what it will take to get there. Providing such an overview and then realizing it are two exciting challenges, and the ETIP SNET has proven that with all the right stakeholders around the table, we can make this plan become true.”