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New! Future Power Grid Managers Programme

Today, the power grid industry is fast moving due to the key enabling role of electricity networks in the transition towards a more sustainable energy system. “To keep the lights on in Europe, European power grid  companies have a long tradition of collaboration on technical issues. Nowadays, the challenges are increasingly of a managerial nature,” explains Leonardo Meeus, Associate Professor in Energy Markets. The new Future Power Grid Managers Programme brings together senior managers from these companies to discuss the future of their industry.


The very first edition of this joint initiative between Vlerick Business School and Florence School of Regulation started in October 2013 in Florence. The 11-day modular programme which finishes in May 2014 in Brussels, is spread over eight months and is supported by an online course. “We’ve managed to rally a truly international group, with participants from ten companies in seven countries,” Leonardo continues enthusiastically. “The programme was created in close collaboration with our partner companies in the power grid industry, and focuses on some of their main management challenges: dealing with a fast-moving industry, customer orientation, financing the future power grid, and business model innovation.

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