Erik Christiansen is considered as one of the foremost experts in renewable energy deployment and cooperatives in Europe. As the head of EBO Consult, a management agency specialized in the servicing of District Heating cooperatives, he experienced firsthand the deployment of smart home tools to the Danish citizens. Mr. Christiansen is also at the origin of a number of renewable electricity production cooperatives and other relevant organizations in the cooperative world. The most notorious is probably Middelgrunden Vindmoellelaug, the cooperative responsible for the construction of the off-shore windmills on the coast of Copenhagen, of which he is the chairman. Recently, Mr. Christiansen helped build REScoop.eu the federation of European renewable energy cooperatives.