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Chris Peeters

Chris Peeters

Chief Executive Officer, ELIA
Belgium

Chris Peeters became the CEO of Elia Group in 2015. Through its subsidiaries Elia (in Belgium) and 50Hertz (in Germany), the Group operates 19,192 km of high-voltage connections and supplies 30 million end users with electricity, helping to drive forward the energy transition in its home markets. It also provides consultancy services via its third subsidiary, Elia Grid International, and is set to expand its overseas activities via WindGrid, a new company which will focus on international offshore grid infrastructure. Since joining Elia Group, Chris has led regulatory and political negotiations for the creation of an offshore grid development and operation framework and has led an internal transformation programme to prepare the group for new digital challenges and make it a key energy player in Europe. Chris was appointed the chair of the Roundtable for Europe’s Energy Future (REEF) in January 2022 and was named Manager of the Year 2021 by Trends Magazine in Belgium.

Before joining Elia Group, Chris ran the business consulting activities of Schlumberger in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and Russia. Prior to this, he spent 14 years at McKinsey, seven of which were as a partner, specialising in the energy sector. During the first ten years of his career, he launched an engineering firm and manufacturing company, before joining Hoogovens Aluminium as a sales and technical manager for part of Europe. Chris holds an MSc in Civil Engineering from the University of Leuven in Belgium and speaks four languages. He has a wife and four children with whom he would like to discover the world. 

Sessions

Diamond Partner

  • Schneider Electric

 

Platinum Partner

  • Siemens AG

 

Gold Partners


  • Baker Hughes
  • Energy Web Foundation
  • Energynest
  • Ericsson
  • Gridspertise
  • Palantir
  • SAP
  • Siemens Energy
  • Solar Turbines
  • Wartsila

Silver Partners

  • Alfen
  • Babcock & Wilcox
  • Capgemini
  • G&E
  • IEEMA
  • IFS
  • Italgas
  • Landis+Gyr
  • Meters and More
  • Microsoft
  • NODES
  • PRIME Alliance

 

Knowledge Partner

  • Enel Foundation

 

Legal & Regulatory Partner

  • Pinsent Masons

 

Utility Partner

  • Dtek Grids
  • Enel Grids
  • RTE

 

Sponsors

  • ABS Group
  • AC Boilers
  • Accenture
  • Bergen Engines
  • Cisco
  • Cleanwatts
  • Driivz
  • Efacec
  • EnergyDome
  • Greencom Networks
  • Hive Power
  • Hiven Energy
  • iCONTEST
  • Itron
  • Kaluza
  • Kigen
  • Kore Wireless
  • Kraken Technologies
  • Last Energy
  • Minsait
  • Mytilineos
  • Start Up Energy Transition
  • Oracle Energy and Water
  • Ormazabal
  • Piclo
  • Pietro Fiorentini
  • ProEnergy Services
  • PSM, a Hanwha company
  • Sentient Energy
  • SLM Solutions
  • Sungrow
  • Trilliant Networks
  • Uniper
  • Waterfall Security Solutions

 

Initiate Partners

  • EIT InnoEnergy
  • Enel Innovation Hubs
  • IMI
  • Rockstart
  • Siemens Energy
  • Start Up Energy Transition
  • TotalEnergies

 

Industry Partners

  • AIGET
  • ANIE Federazione
  • ANIMA Confindustria
  • Avere
  • CHARGE Energy Branding
  • CO2 Value
  • COGEN Europe
  • currENT
  • dena
  • DERlab
  • E.DSO
  • EASE
  • Elettricità Futura
  • Energia Media
  • ESMIG
  • ESWET
  • ETIP SNET
  • ETN
  • Eurelectric
  • Eurogas
  • Euroheat & Power
  • European Biogas Association
  • European Energy Retailers (EER)
  • Flow Batteries Europe
  • Generazione Distribuita (Distributed Generation)
  • GEODE
  • Hydrogen Europe
  • IEC - International Electrotechnical Commission
  • IPPF
  • IRENA
  • Lombardy Energy Cleantech Cluster (LE2C)
  • OSGP
  • Ricerca sul Sistema Energetico - RSE SpA
  • SmartEn
  • Start Up Energy Transition (SET)
  • T&D Europe
  • UTILITALIA
  • VDMA
  • VGBE Energy