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Frits Verheij

Frits Verheij

Frits Verheij has been working in the renewable energy business, and related areas, since the start of his career in 1987. Prior to joining KEMA (now DNV GL), he worked at the research organization TNO and the Dutch Energy Agency. Currently, Mr. Verheij is Director Smart Energy for DNV GL - Energy. Additionally, he is actively involved in the energy transition arena and acts as chairman of the Board of Top consortium on Knowledge & Innovation (TKI) Switch2SmartGrids, as well as a board member of the Global Smart Grid Federation and GreenIT Amsterdam. Mr. Verheij is an expert in working at the crossroads of technology, policy, strategy, and socio-economics, and has worked for governments and utilities, among other stakeholders in similar industries. He knows how to work with different views and interests of stakeholders, as well as how to manage multi-client projects, such as the Smart Energy Collective, an industrial initiative of 26 companies in the Netherlands. To join Mr. Verheij’s professional network on LinkedIn, click here.

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The rise of grassroots energy movements

Over the past three years, DNV GL has observed a significant increase in grassroots activity in the energy sector. Private initiatives, such as energy co-operatives, are seeing a sharp rise in numbers, support, and membership. Individuals are beco ...

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Copy, paste: Duplicating smart energy cities across the globe

Copy, paste: Duplicating smart energy cities across the globe

Smart grid demonstration projects worldwide have shown how the energy landscape could look like and how energy users can change into producing consumers (prosumers). This is not only nice to know; it's essential to apply the lessons learned when maki ...

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Can cities become energy islands?

Can cities become energy islands?

Last June, more than 2,000 people attended 32 events in Brussels during the annual European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW). As a result another 700 Energy Days have been organised in more than 40 countries across Europe and beyond. Demand respons ...

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