CEO of EDP Distribuição (EDPD)
João Torres has been CEO of EDPD, the Portuguese Distribution System Operator serving more than 6 million customers since 2006. He has worked for the EDP since 1982 and has held management and executive positions. Under his leadership, EDPD has conducted several initiatives to deploy innovative grids of the future, notably through its awarded InovGrid project and the InovCity of Évora, demonstrating the technological, societal and economical value of the smart grids implementation. He is also Chair of EDSO for Smart Grids, the association representing distribution system operators providing more than 70 percent of the electricity consumed in Europe.