ESMIG's President Maher Chebbo appointed as Governing Board Vice-Chair for ETIP-SNET

What is ETIP-SNET?

European Technology & Innovation Platforms (ETIPs) have been created by the European Commission in the framework of the new Integrated Roadmap Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET Plan) by bringing together a multitude of stakeholders and experts from the energy sector.

The ETIP Smart Networks for Energy Transition (SNET) role is to guide Research, Development & Innovation (RD&I) to support Europe’s energy transition, more specifically, its mission is to:

  • Set-out a vision for RD&I for Smart Networks for Energy Transition and engage stakeholders in this vision.
  • Prepare and update the Strategic Research and Innovation Roadmap.
  • Report on the implementation of RD&I activities at European, national/regional and industrial levels.
  • Provide input to the SET Plan action 4 which addresses the technical challenges raised by the transformation of the energy system.
  • Identify innovation barriers, notably related to regulation and financing.



In order to have a wide representation of stakeholders and offer agile and efficient operation, the ETIP SNET platform is organised as follows:

  • The Governing Board steers the platform where stakeholder associations send representatives
  • Working Groups are open for experts to participate and provide input to the Governing Board
  • National Stakeholders Coordination Group to liaise with various national actors.


The role of ESMIG

The ESMIG President Maher Chebbo is chairing Working Group 4 on Digitisation of the electricity system and customer participation. He has also been elected on on 24 January 2018 as Governing Board Vice-Chair. He will assist Chairman Nikos Hatziargyriou (representing EDSO), tigether with three other Vice-Chairs: Thierry Le Boucher, (EASE), Konstantin Staschus (ENTSO-E) and Emmanouil Kakaras (EPPSA).


You can find more information about ETIP-SNET and the work of the different working groups here.