Prof. Ronnie Belmans, K.U. Leuven and CEO of Energyville:

LINEAR — Large-Scale Implementation of Smart Grid Technologies in Distribution Grids

The Linear project (Local Intelligent Networks and Energy Active Regions) aims at the introduction and implementation of smart grid technologies in the low voltage electricity grid in Flanders. In particular, valuable experience of practical interest is gained on active demand-side management of domestic loads.

Ronnie Belmans is Full Professor at K.U. Leuven. He was chairman of the board of directors of ELIA, the Belgian transmission grid operator from June 2002 to May 2010. Since June 2010 he has been honorary Chairman of the board of directors of ELIA. He is co-founder of the K.U. Leuven Energy Institute and the European Energy Institute. He is co-founder and CEO of Energyville and also guest professor at Imperial College of Science, Medicine and Technology, London-UK.