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Energy Singularity - the EventHorizon Podcast

Energy Singularity - the EventHorizon Podcast

18. July 2019 Making a Move Part III - Elia Group

Making a Move Part III - Elia Group

Well Event Horizon 2019 has already taken place back in mid June. The theme of this year’s conference was #MakeYourMove. In the last two episodes we've heard from Energy companies who have made some moves already...

So for this the final episode in this series of Energy Singularity, we'll hear from Elia Group on what they have been up to creating a Flexibility Market, enabled by blockchain technology.

On Episode 10, join me, Kevin O'Donovan, chatting with Loïc Tilman, Head of Group Innovation and Kris Laermans, project leader for disruptive technology at Elia Group ...

Well that's it for this series of Energy Singularity ... But you'd never know, we might be back for a second series ... If you think we should, then do let us know ...

Making a Move Part II - SP Group

Well if you joined us for the last episode, episode 8, you will know that Event Horizon 2019 has already took place back in the middle of June. The theme of this year’s conference was #MakeYourMove. So in this the penultimate episode of the current series, we’re continuing to focus a companies who have already made a move.

So for Episode 9, join me, Kevin O'Donovan, where I chat with May Liew, Head of Sustainability and Innovation at SP Group.

SP Group is Singapore Power and all members of the group.

Making a Move Part I - Engie

Event Horizon 2019 has just taken place.

The theme of this year’s conference was #MakeYourMove. If we’re going to have a hope of dealing with issues like #ClimateChange, then we have to accelerate the pace of the Energy Transition. One key takeaway from this year’s event is that blockchain enabled solutions that help accelerate the Energy Transition are viable today and are being commercially deployed.

So for the final few episodes in this series, we’re going to hear from a number of Energy Companies who have already Made a Move.

Join me, Kevin O'Donovan for Episode 8, Making a Move, where I chat with Etienne Gehain, Digital Innovation Officer at Engie.

Meanwhile in the real world Part III - Electron

In the past two episodes, we have heard from Maria McKavanagh at Verv and Dave Marion from Power on what they see out there today as they build their businesses in the energy industry and how they see blockchain as an enabling technology for their solutions.

And we wanted to hear from such visionaries as, given the dose of realism we’ve been dishing out so far, some people might be starting to wonder if there was any future for blockchain in the energy industry. There certainly is …

And for episode 7, I’d like to welcome JoJo Hubbard, Co-Founder and CEO of Electron.

Meanwhile in the real world Part II - Power Ledger

In the series so far, we looked at the overall state of blockchain in the Energy Industry, the technology, the impact of Energy Policy & Regulation and many of the elephants in the room got called out.

Now given the dose of realism we’ve been dishing out so far, you might be starting to wonder if there is any future for blockchain in the energy industry. There is. And to prove it, in episodes 5, 6 & 7 we’re going to hear directly from people who are out there today, building businesses in the energy industry, using blockchain as a key enabling technology for their solutions.

For episode 6 join me, Kevin O'Donovan, as I chat with Dave Martin, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Power Ledger to hear what's going on in the real world ...

Meanwhile in the real world Part I - Verv

In the past few episodes, we looked at the overall state of blockchain in the Energy Industry, the technology, the impact of Energy Policy & Regulation and in episode 4 many of the elephants in the room got called out.

Now given the dose of realism we’ve been dishing out so far, you might be starting to wonder if there is any future for blockchain in the energy industry. There is.

And to prove it, over the next 3 episodes, we’re going to hear directly from people who are out there today, building businesses in the energy industry, using blockchain as a key enabling technology for their solutions.

For episode 5 join me, Kevin O'Donovan as I chat with Maria McKavanagh, Chief Operating Officer at Verv to find out what's going on out there in the real world ...

The Energy Blockchain Elephants in the room

In the warm up for this year’s EventHorizon, in order to keep we wanted to continue

In order to continue making progress and change, we need to identify and tackle the current problems in our community. We wanted to initiate the conversation about so called elephants in the (energy blockchain) room.

As we are warming up for this year’s EventHorizon, we wanted to start preparing and talk about the state of the global energy blockchain sector. In order to continue making progress and change, we need to identify and tackle the current problems in our community. We wanted to initiate the conversation about so called elephants in the (energy blockchain) room.
What is happening and we are not talking about it? And why? Here are just some of the topics we are planning to cover:
Regulation – everyone is complaining about impediments in the regulation, but what is the real problem here?
Peer to peer? What do companies mean when they say they are doing peer to peer?
Disruptors? Really? So many are here to “disrupt” the energy sector? Not going anywhere anytime soon.
Business models? Commercialization strategy?
Why are utilities moving so slowly?
Sometimes it just feels good to rant about the problems and it brings us closer to the solution.

Energy WebHub office in Berlin.

Dr Ana Trbovich, COO of Grid Singularity & EWF,
Julia Padberg, Investment Manager, Set Ventures
Ewald Hesse, CEO, Grid Singularity & EWF
Jesse Morris, CCO, EWF
Prof Dr Jens Strüker, Institute of Energy Economics (INEWI)

The discussion is moderated by Dr. Ana Trbovich, with Julia Padberg, Ed Hesse, Jessie Morris and Prof. Jens Struker all in the discussion ...

It’s the Energy Policy … Not the technology

In the past few episodes, when it comes to Blockchain in Energy, the topic of Energy Policy & Regulation keeps coming up …

So in Episode 3, we’re going to look at the role Energy Policy and Regulation has to play. In order to better understand the world of Energy Policy, I'm joined by Katherine Hamilton, Chair at 38 North Solutions and Professor Jean-Michel Glachant, the Director of the Florence School of Regulation.

Hype VS Reality - Blockchain Technology today ...

In episode 2, Hype VS Reality, we’re taking a look at what blockchain technology can actually do today, what energy industry use cases it’s currently suited to and what blockchain technology we can expect to see in 2019 and beyond …

Join me, Kevin O'Donovan, to discuss these topics with Ed Hesse, the Co-Founder and CEO of Grid Singularity and Walter Kok, the Chief Operating Officer at the Energy Web Foundation.

Reality Bites... Blockchain in the Energy Industry.

We are going to look back at the hype we have lived through in the past 24 months and take a realistic look at the state of Blockchain in the Energy Industry today … and what we can expect in the next year or so.

Join me, Kevin O'Donovan, to discuss these topics with Marzia Zafar, Director of Innovation and Issues Monitor at the World Energy Council and Scott Clavenna, Chairman at Greentech Media and Wood Mackenzie Power and Renewables.