Daniel Dobbeni appointed as an Independent Board Member of BSTOR

Daniel Dobbeni, a Belgian MsC engineer, brings first-rate international experience in the power transmission and distribution sector. He has held several high-level positions in the energy sector, including :

  • COO and then CEO of Elia, the Belgian Transmission System Operator (TSO), from 1999 to 2012
  • Chairman of 50Hertz, one of the four German TSOs, from 2010 to 2015
  • President of ETSO and then ENTSO-E, the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity representing 41 TSOs, from 2004 to 2013
  • Vice-President and then President of GO15, the association of the very large Power Grid Operators representing more than half of the world’s electricity demand, from 2012 to 2015
  • Independent Board Member of EIT InnoEnergy, co-funded by the European Union, which is the world’s largest sustainable energy innovation ecosystem with a portfolio of more than 200 companies that have generated €110 billion per year in revenue, since 2014
  • Independent Board Member and then Chairman of NPC Ukrenergo, the Ukrainian TSO, since 2021

Koen Janssen, Chairman of the Board of BSTOR, said: “We are particularly honored to welcome Daniel Dobbeni to our Board of Directors. His unique expertise and international network in the fields of transmission systems and power grid operations will be a real asset to our company. We look forward to benefiting from his unique perspective on BSTOR’s growth ambitions and innovative development, with our next milestone in sight, a 150 MW capacity project to be brought to a financial close in the course of 2024.”

Daniel Dobbeni added: “Energy storage is the missing link in the shift to a sustainable electricity system. Joining the Board of a company like BSTOR, which provides highly innovative and sustainable solutions in this field, perfectly matches my personal and professional aspirations to play an active role in the energy transition and the deployment of renewable energies.”.


BSTOR SA/NV is the battery storage assets origination, development, financing and operation vehicle from Ackermans & van Haaren, Wallonie Entreprendre (each for 40%) and BEWATT (Bruno Vanderschueren, co-founder of Lampiris, for 20%)

BSTOR owns 75% of the ESTOR‑LUX project in Bastogne (10MW / 20MWh), Belgium’s first battery park connected to the high-voltage grid.

BSTOR aims to develop a pipeline of at least 150 MW of storage battery capacity, established on several sites, with the objective of concluding the financial close by 2024 and ensuring its commissioning by 2026.