Leonardo Meeus joins Advisory Board of European DREAM project on smart grids

Leonardo Meeus, Vlerick professor of Energy Markets, was recently invited to become a member of the DREAM project Advisory Board. DREAM is a collaborative project on Distributed Renewable resources Exploitation in electric grids through Advanced heterarchical Management which is funded by the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme for Research (FP7). It was launched last September 2013 for a duration of 3 years.

Leonardo has happily accepted this invitation to join the Advisory Board: “Energy is on top of the EU research agenda, and this project is about the future of electricity networks. Consumers are increasingly becoming local producers of renewable energy, which implies many challenges and opportunities for the companies that manage the electricity networks. This is also one of the reasons that we created the Future Power Grid Managers Programme at Vlerick Business School.”

The DREAM project is led by Raphaël Caire, professor at Grenoble Institute of Technology (France), together with the joint efforts of 12 European academic and industrial partners. Raphaël Caire on why he proposed Leonardo to join: “His point of view about regulation evolution and distributed e-markets will be of high interest for the consortium.

The management of the project is partly handled by an Advisory Board who will discuss the aspects related to business and technical progress of activities, providing advice to the consortium and suggestions on the way forward.

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