Jan Willem Eising studied Innovation Management in Utrecht, The Netherlands. He started working at Alliander as an innovation project manager. He was involved as a project manager in the first home storage project of Alliander in 2013: Zonneaansluiting. Right now he is employed as dedicated project manager for strategy and innovation projects for Asset management. Thereby he is responsible for 2 energy storage projects: Cityzen – Virtual Power Plant and Buurtbatterij. Situated in Amsterdam, Virtual Power Plant aggregates several small production units , like pv-rooftops, and combines this with 50 home storage units, thereby a virtual power plant is created. Buurtbatterij is a residential storage unit which combines services for the electricity grid, the local community and energy markets on one asset.