Pioneers in sustainability
The Netherlands has been spoiled for a long time with a stable energy infrastructure and access to gas and electricity everywhere. Now, challenges exist as we must reduce our dependence on fossil fuels, have recently endured a pandemic, and face an ongoing war in Ukraine. Crises, by definition, create uncertainties. How does Stedin handle this transition? “We used to plan for 5 years. Today we plan 15 to sometimes even 25 years ahead.”, according to Danny Benima, CFO of Stedin, a regional Dutch grid operator. Is it sufficient? “Political choices need to be made if the pace increases.” In this interview, Danny Benima provides valuable insights into how Stedin approaches this transition and adapts to changing circumstances.