Niek Haasnoot, Innovation advisor at Dutch DSO Stedin. As an innovator in energy utilities I believe DSO’s have a huge transition to make in the coming years: from top-down centralized system intelligence, towards decentralized bottom-up organized system intelligence. Hence, digitalization in the edge of the grid becomes critical for a DSO’s “license to operate”. It will enable market interactions, boost innovation and enhance connectivity in the energy system. I feel privileged to elaborate on my vision about the futere of DSO’s and to share the practical lessons that we encountered in various innovation projects at Stedin. I am looking forward to meet you at Enlit 2021!