Elbert Huijzer is an innovation strategy advisor within the Dutch company Alliander. After graduating as a aeronautical engineer he worked 10 years for the Dutch centre of Gas technology Gastec, on technical innovations and international standardization. He then joined Nuon, of which Alliander has originated as the regulated operator for electricity and gas grids. He worked as a technical consultant and business manager for gas and heat projects, and then became strategy advisor in relation to the gas grids. Since 2017 he is involved in the hydrogen positioning and knowledge building of the company. He is responsible for the hydrogen pilots Alliander is preparing and is chairing the Dutch standardization platform for hydrogen in the built environment.