Stephan Brandligt, Deputy Mayor of Delft since 2012, is the driving force behind the city's heat transition. As Energy Cities Vice-President, he regularly shares Dutch best practices around multi-level govemance in energy matters with his European peers.
In charge of Social Affairs, Sustainable Development and Finance, Stephan has a particular interest in Sustainable Development and Energy. This is shown through his activity in several energy-related networks: he is President of the Dutch Climate Alliance (Klimaatverbond Nederland), member of the energy committee of the Association of Netherlands Municipalities (VNG) and other City-related networks.
Working on the energy transition in the Netherlands with the goal of phasing out natural gas, Stephan's main challenge in his city is to replace the heating system by geothermal heat.