Alstom’s Laurent Schmitt One of Most Influential People in European Smart Grid

Laurent Schmitt, Vice President for Smart Grid at Alstom Grid, is named as one the most significant and persuasive people in the Smart Grid activity sector by the Metering & Smart Energy International magazine providing information to thousands of utility professionals worldwide.

Laurent Schmitt has been with Alstom since 1998, where he started in the power generation area, moving on to applications for electrical protection, transmission and distribution substations, dispatching centres, and energy trading platforms. Since June 2010, as Vice-President for Smart Grid, Laurent Schmitt is widely recognised internationally for his leadership in the following areas:

  • Technological innovation and R&D
  • Standardisations and norms
  • Smart Grid projects development and implementation
  • Establishing key partnerships.

Alstom Grid is a major contributor to future smart power grids and to such current challenges as the integration of renewable energies, interconnections, energy trading, reduction of environmental footprints, etc. Alstom Grid helps customers build and manage a more stable, flexible and efficient and CO2 free electrical grid from generation to the city. Our commitment to smart grids is in our advancement of new technology and innovations to improve the performances of electrical grids.

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