The energy landscape is transforming fast. One thing we can count on is fundamental change in the energy sector for the next 10 to 15 years. And Alliander, the No. 1 Dutch energy grid operator, is preparing for a future in which we can all produce, store, consume, and share renewable energy in an affordable manner. How is Alliander combining operational excellence in her traditional activities, with startups and collaborations that further the transition from a centralised, heavy ecological footprint to decentralised, intelligent and green? How to transition from traditional copper cable and gas pipe managers to digital enablers and new renewable energy scenarios? For this purpose a mix of traditional energy grid management operations and an increasing number of new business ventures is being operated in a manner that on the one side maximally furthers the Energy Transition and on the other side keeps clients’ costs as low as possible.