Executive Board Member at Universal Smart Energy Framework (USEF) Foundation


Frits Verheij

Title presentation: Why ICT is key in Sustainable urban energy
Abstract: With the meaning of saver, smarter, greener by DNV GL and Dutch Innovation Consortium (TKI) on Urban Energy, Frits will introduce his work and make the link to smart energy. Creating value for a sustainable decentralised energy system is on his R&D agenda He will give trends on digitization of energy systems, like data analytics, cyber security (and privacy), electric vehicles and Universal Smart Energy Framework. He will challenge the audience with the question; what should be on your R&D agenda?

About 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.

Director Smart Green Cities
DNV GL – Energy