Per-Olof Granström takes up the new position of Director, Energy


CERRE, the Centre on Regulation in Europe, is reinforcing its management team with the appointment of Per-Olof Granström to lead its energy activities.

CERRE has appointed Per-Olof Granström as Director, Energy. Per-Olof Granström has a profound knowledge of the energy sector, having previously been the Secretary General of EDSO for Smart Grids, Vice chairman of the Global Smart Grids Federation, Director of European Affairs at Vattenfall, Executive Vice President at Svensk Energi/Swedenergy and Vice President/Director of Trade at Nord Pool – the Nordic power exchange.

CERRE is growing in order to adapt to the increasing interest in and demand for our think tank’s services. I am therefore very pleased to welcome Per-Olof Granström to CERRE. I am convinced that Per-Olof can significantly develop further our energy activities to meet the changing needs of our members in the electricity, gas and district heating sectors”, said CERRE Director General, Professor Bruno Liebhaberg.

Energy is key to European development and economic growth”, commented Per-Olof Granström. “The ongoing forces dramatically impacting the sector are manifold: climate change, energy efficiency, new players and of course digitalisation. The possibilities for consumers, utilities and businesses to really prosper are being defined right now. Here CERRE has a unique opportunity to help in forming the regulatory framework for the future. I am delighted to join CERRE’s high calibre, professional team and am thrilled by the opportunity to contribute to its further success.”

CERRE is the think tank that advances the development and promotion of robust and consistent regulation systems and practices in Europe’s digital and network industries. CERRE completes its mission through original and scientifically rigorous research, relevant policy recommendations and high profile events. All are grounded in academic excellence, while simultaneously addressing real-world issues.

CERRE’s membership has grown from the original twelve organisations in 2010 when the institution was set up, to today close to 50 operators, infrastructure managers, system manufacturers and regulators in the energy, internet, electronic communications, media, postal, rail and water sectors, as well as highly reputable academic centres whose expertise in the various disciplines relevant to regulation (i.e. economics, law, engineering, political science, etc.) is internationally recognised.

As such, CERRE has consolidated its position as a fully independent, credible and highly regarded think tank in Brussels and in Europe.

Contact: Bruno Liebhaberg,, +32 2 226 97 41