KiWi Power announces appointment of new Non-Executive Director Miriam Maes
London, 12 February, 2013 – KiWi Power, the UK’s leading smart grid and energy demand management company, has appointed Miriam Maes as a new non-executive director who will serve on the KiWi Power board.
Miriam has worked in the energy sector since 2002, initially as a member of Texas Utilities’ (TXU) European Executive and subsequently as COO of EDF Energy’s non-regulated distribution networks business.
In 2007, Miriam became CEO of Foresee, the Climate Change Consulting Company which provides expert advice on energy related strategies, energy efficiency, de-centralised energy and funding of energy projects. Foresee’s clients include major FTSE 250 private sector companies as well as public sector organisations.
Miriam was appointed as delivery advisor to the UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) from 2010 to 2011 and as advisor to the new Energy Efficiency Deployment Office (EEDO) within DECC from 2011 until March 2012, providing expert advice on energy efficiency issues.
Yoav Zingher, KiWi Power’s director and co-founder said: "I am delighted to welcome Miriam to the Board as non-executive director. Her experience and track record within the energy space will be of immense value to KiWi Power.”
Ziko Abram, KiWi Power’s director and co-founder remarked: “Miriam Maes will bring a breadth of experience to her role as a non-executive director. I am looking forward to working with her to continue to expand KiWi Power’s presence in the UK and build its presence internationally.”
Commenting on her new appointment with KiWi Power, Miriam Maes remarked: “I am delighted to join such a forward looking company with such a great team. The demand response concept is essential to the optimisation of the energy resources in the transition to an affordable low carbon economy and has enormous potential in the UK and internationally.”
Miriam is currently a non executive director of the Euronext listed and BELPEX company ELIA Group (Belgium), the Belgian and part German transmission and distribution system operator, and of Assystem (France) an international energy, automotive and aerospace engineering company, listed on NYSE Euronext. Since November 2012, Miriam has been appointed as chairman of the AIM-listed Sabien Technology Group, a manufacturer and seller of a patented boiler optimisation system.
Miriam is also a non-resident climate and energy programme fellow of the prominent think-tank, the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF), with a particular remit on energy efficiency, decentralised energy and transmission/distribution networks as part of GMF’s Energy Transition Forum.
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About KiWi Power
KiWi Power was co-founded by Yoav Zingher and Ziko Abram in 2009. KiWi Power is a smart grid company that specialises in managing the demand side of energy consumption for large industrial and commercial consumers of electricity and for government regulators. The technical term is ‘demand response’. KiWi Power operates in the UK in England, Wales and Scotland supplying demand-side management services to the National Grid. The National Grid pays for these demand reductions, thereby allowing participating companies to generate new recurring revenue streams and reduce their carbon footprint.