Siegbert van der Velde

Siegbert (1967) worked for several years as a director for the Dutch federation of environmental protection and nature conservation organizations. As such he was one of the negotiators for the National Energy Agreement in The Netherlands, especially for the topics of decentralized energy systems, local- and civic energy. In 2015 he joined ProDO consult, a consultancy company for sustainable development. In that capacity Siegbert has been working for the municipality of Emmen to set up the SEREH project and the project Locally Generated Emmen (as part of COBEN: community benefits of civic energy). He is also co-creator of these innovative concepts.