Sander Jansen is working at Alliander, a Dutch power distribution company. At the digital grid department he takes a role as data architect and helps Smart Society Services with their open source strategy. Being a strong open source believer, Sander promotes the use of open source within the energy world and helps setting up open source projects. He is convinced that open source makes the energy grid more reliable, innovative, secure, flexible and sustainable, all resulting in a lower cost for society. The post reflects Sanders personal opinion.