Thomas Mikkelsen, VP at Green Energy Options (GEO), has been appointed chairman for IT security in the recently established Intelligent Energy Alliance (part of the Danish Energy Association).

Experience that Mikkelsen brings to this post includes management of end-user communication for SEAS-NVE’s 400,000 smart meter rollout and participation in the EC’s Smart Grdi Task Force Expert Group 2.

“In Denmark we are considered frontrunners in establishing the smart grid for the benefit of both the industry, the environment and the end-customer,” said Morten Trolle, managing director of the Alliance. “We have achieved this by looking beyond national constraints and welcoming new input. Hence we welcome Thomas Mikkelsen for this new position, as it will bring international expertise and keep the industry developing solutions for the future energy user.”