Laurent Schmitt

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Vice President, Smart Grid Solutions
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Biography: 
Laurent Schmitt joined the Alstom Grid sector in June 2010 as Vice President for Smart Grid Solutions, in charge of developing Alstom’s offer on the Smart Grid segment, following the integration of Areva T&D’s activities within Alstom in June 2010.

He started his career in the field of Power Generation with Alstom Hydro and Thermal Plant Controls in North America. In 2007, he became Director for Strategy at the AREVA T&D Automation Business Unit. In 2008, he was appointed Vice President for Strategy & Innovation for the Energy Management Business of Alstom Power.

Laurent graduated from Supelec, Paris in France with a degree in Power System Engineering. He is a member of several strategic industry committees working on Smart Grids such as CIGRE, IEC, EPRI, ENTSOe and the European Smart Cities Platform, and contributes to a number of expert advisory taskforces to the European Commission on the topics of Generation, Grid and Storage applications.

Webinars & Presentations

Wed 31 Aug 2016

Launched in 2011, NICE GRID’s objective was to test the operation of a “smart” solar district in the city of Carros, in south eastern France.

Fri 16 Sep 2016

The Nice Grid project is one of six smart grid demonstrations within the large-scale Grid4EU project, which aims to test advanced smart grid solutions with wide replicability and scalability potent

Thu 04 Jun 2015

Learn from first-hand experience by ERDF how to leave behind the centralised, one-way system and its production-heavy methods of load management in favour of an open, interconnected architecture i