Nikos Hatziargyriou starts his chairmanship at the meeting of the governing board of ETIP SNET on 24 January 2018 . He succeeds Konstantin Staschus, ENTSO-E Chief Innovation Officer, who has been chairman of the ETIP SNET since its creation in July 2016.
As CEO of HEDNO, Greece’s Distribution System Operator (DSO), Nikos Hatziargyriou has been a member of EDSO’s Board of Directors since 2015. A prominent researcher, he has also been working as a Professor at National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) since 1985, participating in more than 60 research projects. Since its establishment in 2016, the ETIP has already delivered several key publications, such as a 10-year Research & Innovation Roadmap and its Implementation Plan for 2017-2020. These documents aim to identify the necessary research & innovation priorities to advance the energy transition. In mid-2018, the ETIP SNET will complete and publish its vision for the european energy system by 2050.
Nikos Hatziargyriou about their challenging work: “We aim to give a comprehensive perspective on what the energy system will look like by 2050, how the energy transition will have changed the everyday life of European citizens and what it will take to get there. Providing such an overview and then realising it are two exciting challenges, and the ETIP SNET has proven that with all the right stakeholders around the table, we can make this plan become true.”