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Grid Connections is about how our electrical grid is becoming the intersection between the next generation of electric transportation, new digital technologies, and grid infrastructure. Join us as we learn about these topics in discussions with experts and leaders ranging from C-Suite executives to industry regulators.
 
Emerging Tech Radio is a podcast that explores everything about renewable energy, energy storage, electric vehicles and other emerging technologies in the cleantech space. It brings together industry experts, entrepreneurs and policy makers from India and around the world together for conversations that are aimed to transform the future of global energy. Hosted by Netra | Produced by Customized Energy Solutions | Music credits: Vexento
 
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As the fuel prices are reaching a new high every day, it is high time for us to think and take actions to help reduce the dependence on imported fuel. Government is facilitating the eMobility transition by various supportive programs, policies & awareness campaigns like ''Go Electric''. The introduction of green tax along with approval to the scrap…
 
I first spoke to Christian about joining on the podcast over two years ago, we planned to do so at the Hyperion office in Munich, time and pandemics conspired against us. But with so much happening in the space, and so much need for long duration energy storage, I didn’t want to wait any longer, seeing the progress they are making as a company, so …
 
Those who listen to the podcast will know I’m a big fan of the electrification of everything, but I’m also a (clean) technology agnostic, and in the drive to reduce fossil fuel consumption, sectors like hydrogen and biofuels may have a significant part to play. This week I talk with the very passionate and driven CEO of a biofuel company that recen…
 
The mobility transition, and the electrification of transport! If that doesn’t get you excited perhaps you’ve found the wrong podcast!! Desmond Wheatley, a Scotsman in San Diego has a passion for this transition, and a great story to tell of the evolution of a cleantech business, he has lead for nearly ten years. Who saw the emobility transition te…
 
‘’ Change has been a factor of motivation for all the family members’’, says Mr Anshul Gupta, Director-Okaya Power group, one of the largest manufacturers and suppliers of EV charging stations, lithium-ion batteries and lead acid batteries in India. Anshul shares companies’ efforts & strategy towards indigenization to reduce the reliance on importe…
 
Hydrogen could be flowing through gas pipes into homes in the future. If so, we’ll need boilers that can run on hydrogen to heat our homes, as well as hydrogen powered fuel cells or hydrogen powered thermally driven heat pumps. In this episode we explore the challenges in developing hydrogen boilers. Host Jon Slowe is joined by two of Europe’s lead…
 
Customers will be at the heart of much of the energy transition. No longer does the boundary of the energy system end at the meter: EVs, heat pumps, batteries and flexible loads will all play a big role in services to customers and the energy system. In this episode we will take a look at customers needs and wants, how they react to certain proposi…
 
I make no apology for starting the year back talking about batteries. EnerVenue caught my eye recently after a $12m seed round, but whilst they are a very young company, their technology has been used for many years, mainly in space! They now have a way to make their technology cost competitive and not so astronomical in cost (see what I did there?…
 
Europe has built up one of the best gas distribution infrastructures in the world. There’s one problem though. It distributes natural gas, a fuel that we will hardly be able to use if we’re to reach our net zero targets. Can we use the infrastructure instead for clean hydrogen – either blended with natural gas as a stepping stone, or with pure hydr…
 
Mr Vikar Gulati, Country Head & Senior Vice President at Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private limited, shares insight on Toyota's journey from hybrids to plan on moving to zero emission vehicles. He talk about Toyota's plan & commitment for 'Make in India'. He also shares his views on tax policies and vision about transition towards sustainable mobility.…
 
Demand side flexibility across Europe is growing. It’s set to play a bigger and bigger role as the energy transition accelerates. This week we discuss residential-scale demand response, focusing on the nitty-gritty issues of standards and interoperability, which can play a huge role in opening up and facilitating markets. Host Jon Slowe is joined b…
 
2020 learnings: Embrace humanity & sustainability! Don’t Take Anything for Granted. It is easy to assume that things will go in a certain way and to take granted what we have. We should take out moments to Appreciate everything that we have and be grateful. We will emerge stronger as a community and the coming decade will help us move towards the m…
 
What’s it all about?My passion for helping cleantech start ups ot grow and scale has been a driving force behind founding and growing Hyperion Executive Search. On top of this in the last couple of years I have been working with an exploring both the cleantech VCs and global Incubators and Accelerators. You may have heard my recent podcast episode …
 
The energy transition is seeing a whole host of companies having to transform themselves. One of the best examples of this is the journey that some oil companies are embarking on. Repsol and more recently Shell have declared bold ambitions to be net-zero businesses. Should we think of them as oil and gas companies – or new energy companies? How wil…
 
UNIDO has launched 2020 innovation challenge in the “Electrical Energy Storage Devices & Systems” vertical under The Facility for Low Carbon Technology Deployment (FLCTD) programme on 1st November. PLUSS advanced technologies, one of the winners of UNIDO’s 2018 challenge under space conditioning category of FLCTD program, shares experience of being…
 
Life as a new entrant energy retailer. What's it like to grow a new entrant retailer to hundreds of thousands of customers? And what does the future hold for such a company as the energy transition unfolds? In this episode, host Jon Slowe is joined by two rapidly growing energy retailers from France and the UK - Charlie Davies, Co-Founder of So Ene…
 
In this episode we speak with Donna Attanasio, Senior Advisor for Energy Law Programs. Donna works with both private and public entities to help push grid infrastructure legislation and standards. We discuss everything from jurisdictional issues of utilities and government to the global impact that microgrids could have with further adoption. ★ Sup…
 
India Energy Storage Alliance thanks NITI Aayog & congratulates Mr. Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog for the leadership role in shaping the National Mission for Transformative Mobility and National Programme for Advanced Chemistry Cell Battery Storage Manufacturing. ''Energy storage is emerged as Indispensable technology disruption....The next wave of…
 
The spotlight on hydrogen is getting ever stronger. It will, for sure, play a role in the energy transition. The precise size and nature of that role is still to be determined. Today we’re focusing on Scotland, where clean hydrogen definitely exists on the ground, and where hydrogen is likely to have a significant role in the future. Host Jon Slowe…
 
What’s it all about?Wireless Charging!! A concept that blows the mind of some, and yet it’s here and in operation. I met Andy Daga at a conference we were both speaking at, and I’ve wanted to get him onto the podcast ever since. From working on the Space Station, to working on irradicating fuel stations, Andy has a fascinating background, and compa…
 
We sit down with Kyle Conner from Out of Spec Motoring and InsideEVs. We spoke with him while he was in Colorado on his cross country summer trip in a Model 3. Kyle’s channel focuses on real world usage of EVs, range testing (generally with a road trip) and car reviews. Enjoyed this episode? Support our work Want to be a guest on Grid Connections? …
 
In this episode, Jon Slowe explores how incumbent energy retailers are navigating the energy transition, moving away from focusing only on selling kWh, and becoming more agile and customer centric. He is talking to Arjan Van Der Eijk, who is currently CEO of Innogy eMobility Solutions. Before that, he worked for several years in the retail business…
 
We sit down with Sandy Munro, the Founder of Munro & Associates. They specialize in reverse engineering, benchmarking and supply chain management. We discussed his background starting with his time at Ford to why he began Munro & Associates and the current state of Electric Vehicles. Sandy’s new youtube channel (Munro Live) focuses on taking a part…
 
What’s it all about?Flexibility! The key to the clean energy transition is flexibility and all the other tools and services energy storage provides, the ‘Swiss Army Knife’ of cleantech. I discuss the latest trends and activities, financial and technological with Florian Mayr. Florian is a regular speaker at cleantech conferences and shares some ver…
 
In this episode, we’re taking a step into the investment world. Change and disruption from the energy transition means opportunity. And there’s no shortage of start-ups, new entrants and emerging companies seeking to capture these opportunities. But, these companies typically require cash to grow and have an impact in the transition to a cleaner, g…
 
Join us for The Debate, our new episode format, as the team decides who will win the battle for the EV customer? Listen to learn how OEMs, utilities and big oil are entering the EV charging space, and which competitor will come out on top. Host Jon Slowe is joined by Abhishek Sampat, Principal Analyst, Kate Armitage, Associate, and Alex Lewis-Jones…
 
What’s it all about?Hydrogen vs Batteries!! Not at all. We’re (Clean) technology agnostic here. The challenges of climate change and biodiversity loss are enormous, and we need all the tools in the armoury to stand a chance. That said, it’s important we use the right tool for the right job, and that’s something I discuss with Phil Caldwell, CEO of …
 
In this episode, we revisit home energy management from a different angle. We speak about companies like E.ON and Centrica, connecting to and communicating with the growing number of controls and assets in our homes. It's all very well having a connected smart thermostat, EV charger and inverter for your PV system, for example, but what if they all…
 
Mr Sandeep Tondon, National Programme Manager at UNIDO, shares insights about UNIDO’s innovation challenge. The winners get opportunity to receive financial support of upto $50,000, for the industry validation of ESS & eMobility solutions, which will help them move closer to the commercialization. Also at India Energy Storage Week, IESA start-up co…
 
In this episode, we are discussing artificial intelligence (AI) and clean energy, exploring how AI is being used in the energy transition. AI will impact all industrial sectors – and is already playing a role in the energy transition. Jon Slowe is joined by three guests to get under the skin of exactly how the energy transition is unfolding. He is …
 
We’ve had the opportunity to speak to some of the pure play cleantech VCs in Europe over the last few months, this time I was delighted to reach out to Dan to share his thoughts from a US perspective. I really like Dan’s approach to both technologies and management teams, and his efforts and take on the diversity and inclusion issue. I hope you enj…
 
In this episode, we look at Heat as a Service, which is emerging across the European heating market. The macro-trend from products to services can be seen across many different industries, and is now starting to pick up more momentum in the heating sector, causing disruption in the relatively conservative heating industry. Host Jon Slowe looks at t…
 
In this episode, we talk about Home Energy Management (HEM) from the perspective of two large European energy retailers: Centrica and E.ON. We discuss how home energy management will grow over the coming years and what propositions and services customers will want. Host Jon Slowe is joined by Alex Cirlan, Founder of E.ON Home, and Director of Produ…
 
In this episode, we’re looking at the topic of regulation and the role it plays in the transition to new energy. Although many aspects of energy markets have been liberalised in many ways in many countries, energy is certainly not a completely free market. Regulation plays a critical role, both with competitive markets, and of course networks which…
 
Grid Connections is a podcast about how our electrical grid is becoming the intersection between the next generation of electric transportation, new digital technologies and grid infrastructure. Join us in exploring these topics with experts and leaders from across the world. Want to be a guest on Grid Connections? Enjoying Grid Connections? Suppor…
 
In this episode we meet with Chelsea Sexton, electric vehicle advocate and pioneer of the modern day EV. Chelsea was part of the original team that helped get GM's EV-1 on the road and part of the group that tried to prevent its unfortunate destruction as shown in the documentary "Who Killed the Electric Car?" She was one of the Co-Founders of Plug…
 
We discuss advances in battery technology with Jordan Giesige, Host of "The Limiting Factor." Jordan's YouTube channel explores what makes a battery, a battery. He wants to know "The Limiting Factor" to when batteries will be in cars and everything else everywhere else. Jordan professionally specializes in patent technology but took an active inter…
 
In this episode we discuss current electric vehicle charging technologies with Wade Higgins and Matt Teske. Wade is the Director of Customer Success at Freewire Technologies. Freewire’s unique charging technology brings both high speed charging and battery back up technology into one easy solution. Matt is Founder and CEO of Chargeway, they’re help…
 
Covid-19 pandemic has been a big eye opener for the entire world. Everyone learned that we do not have to always look for incremental change but can adopt to drastic changes as well. Energy Storage & eMobility topics are very much relevant in today's scenario. The WESD Global virtual conference gives opportunity to all the stakeholders hear from th…
 
I’ve been privileged to work with Rupert and his team over the last few years and to see the evolution of his business, as the energy transition and in particular the evolution of battery energy storage has seen challenges and opportunities. Here Rupert and I discuss that journey and how he sees the sector continue to evolve over the coming years.A…
 
Val Miftakhov, Founder & CEO of ZeroAvia, shares about their first successful test flight of a commercial grade electric plane based on hydrogen fuelled powertrains - that moves the possibility of zero emission flight closer to reality. Also get ready to be a part of the Global marathon event & expo on the ‘’World Energy Storage Day’’ on 22nd Septe…
 
Mr Ajay Kochhar; Co-founder, President and CEO of Li-Cycle Corporation talks about the circular economy of batteries and shares insights on a unique process that allows for the recovery over 95% of all battery-grade materials found in li-ion batteries and how do they manage to recycle any kind of li-ion battery, irrespective of the battery chemistr…
 
What’s it all about?I love when small start-ups emerge from accelarators and incubators and start playing with the big boys, engaging with Utilities and large corporates. A partnership increasingly happening and increasingly collaborative, with great results. Here Simon Bushell, CEO of Sympower shares his start-up journey, milestones and thoughts o…
 
Mr Alok Nanda, CEO for GE India Technology Center & CTO of GE South Asia shares insights about GE’s first largest global lab outside USA – John F Welch Technology Center, Bangalore. With 3800 plus total patents & contributing to many bests in class products by GE; JFWTC is a power-house of talented pool of people. According to Mr Nanda, government …
 
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