European Distribution System Operators’ Association Visiting DTEK GRIDS
Roberto Zangrandi, Secretary General of the European Distribution System Operators’ Association, visited Ukraine at the invitation of DTEK and got acquainted with the company’s business.
DTEK Grids operating holding company is actively learning the best European experience and is the first in the country to introduce Smart Grid technologies. At the invitation of DTEK Grids, Roberto Zangrandi, Secretary General of the European Distribution System Operators’ Association (E.DSO), visited Ukraine in January 2020.
Roberto Zangrandi visited the DTEK Academy and held working meetings with Ivan Gelyukh, CEO of DTEK Grids, member of the E.DSO Board of Directors, as well as with Emanuele Volpe, DTEK Innovation Director.
Roberto Zangrandi praised the progress and the transformation speed of DTEK Grids towards a modern service business, as well as the projects of the Innovation Directorate.
“I saw that DTEK Grids was making every effort to offer consumers the most advanced services. I know many European companies that strive to provide good services to their customers. These are respectable players, but they are not as persistent and are not moving as fast as DTEK. The money you invest in technologies now will work much longer; this is an investment for years to come,” Roberto Zangrandi said.
Ivan Gelyukh, CEO of DTEK Grids, also noted, “In our country, renewable energy capacities, distributed generation capacities, the number of smart meters and electric vehicles are growing every year. In order to meet these new growing needs of our customers, DTEK Grids is learning the best European practices to apply them in Ukraine. The E.DSO helps transform obsolete European power grids into innovative digital systems. This experience is very useful and valuable to us. That is why we invited Roberto Zangrandi to Kyiv: to show him DTEK’s electricity distribution business and Ukrainian energy potential.”
DTEK Grids joined the E.DSO in 2018 and is now the only commercial company from Ukraine that is a member of the Association. The goal of the Association is the development of smart grids in Europe. As of 2020, the organization includes 44 companies from 25 countries.