Bas Kruimer is Business Director Intelligent Networks & Communication at DNV-GL Netherlands Energy Advisory focusing on digital grid operations, automation strategy & deployment and with special attention to cyber security in operational environments. With a background in SCADA, Substation Automation and Smart Metering Bas works with a team of experts/ consultants in the NEMEA region supporting utilities and grid operators in their diverse Next Generation Grid Operations, network control and grid automation challenges.

With the rapid rise of renewables, decentralization and digitalization facing the industry, the DNV-GL Power & Renewables group helps utility companies respond to emerging opportunities, to ensure continued grid reliability and resiliency through responsible and sustainable operations during all phases of the energy transition.

Originally a graduated power engineer from Delft University of Technology, Bas started his international career in the electrical power transmission and distribution markets 30 years ago at ABB Network Control & Protection, followed by KEMA, Eneco/Joulz, Quanta Technology and Accenture.