The ETIP-SNET VISION 2050: Integrating Smart Networks for the Energy Transition in Europe

Professor Nikos D. Hatziargyriou – The National Technical University of Athens, Greece


The European Technology and Innovation Platform of Smart Networks for Energy Transition (ETIP SNET) comprises research and industry experts, European and National public authorities, European associations and other relevant actors. It is the key European organization defining and monitoring the R&I needs of European energy systems. In the keynote speech the goals for the EU energy policy will be provided, the ETIP SNET stakeholders’ view on the transition to a circular economy in 2050 will be drawn, the Building Blocks and the appropriate environment for realization of the RD&I needs will be defined and the Roadmap for R&I until 2030 will be presented.


Nikos D. Hatziargyriou is professor in Power Systems at the National Technical University of Athens. He has over 10 year industrial experience as Chairman and CEO of the Hellenic Distribution Network Operator and as executive Vice-Chair of the Public Power Corporation. He was chair and currently vice-chair of the EU Technology and Innovation Platform on Smart Networks for Energy Transition (ETIP-SNET) representing E.DSO.  He is honorary member of CIGRE and past Chair of CIGRE SC C6 “Distribution Systems and Distributed Generation”. He is Life Fellow Member of IEEE, past Chair of the Power System Dynamic Performance Committee (PSDPC) and currently Editor in Chief of the IEEE Trans on Power Systems. He has participated in more than 60 RD&D projects funded by the EU Commission, electric utilities and manufacturers for both fundamental research and practical applications. He is author of the book “Microgrids: Architectures and Control” and of more than 250 journal publications and 500 conference proceedings papers. He is included in the 2016, 2017 and 2019 Thomson Reuters lists of the top 1% most cited researchers.

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