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The Energy Industry is uniquely evolving as traders are under increasing pressure to manage costs, cash, limits, and risks. The Insider’s Guide to Energy Podcast addresses current and emerging challenges business executives face daily through stories shared from peers and industry experts while covering topics such as innovation, disruptive technologies, and emerging trends.
 
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This week Marcelo Ortega is joined by Surojit Sen, Hugo Stephens and Shreeja Basak members of the University of Nottingham Racing team. The team shares the complexities of designing and building electric vehicles optimized for different characteristics to compete in student events, from prioritizing endurance and range in a solar PV-powered car for…
 
This week Chris is joined by Gregg Dixon, the Chief Executive Officer of Voltus Inc. Voltus is a Distributed Energy Resources platform allowing consumers to act as the supplier in local energy markets. The two discuss the environmental benefits of DERs, the future of local energy markets, the challenges DER platforms face today and how a DER compan…
 
This week Chris and Johan are joined by Katherine Blunt, the author of California Burining: The Fall of Pacific Gas and Electric—and What It Means for America’s Power Grid. In the book, Blunt chronicles the evolution of PG&E’s shareholder base, from innovators who built some of California's first long-distance power lines to aggressive investors ke…
 
This week Chris and Johan are joined by David Leevan, the CEO and Founder of cQuant.io. cQuant.io provides a sophisticated analytics platform for the energy industry’s most challenging data-driven problems. The three discuss how cQuant is filling the gap of “quants” in the energy industry with their innovative energy solutions. Listen in to find ou…
 
How do we know the best technology mix to achieve the energy transition? With the collaborative project Nexus-e Marius and fellow researchers are developing an open-source modelling platform aiming to reflect the complete energy system from ground up. The software which includes modules from engineering to markets, investment and policy interventio…
 
This week, Will is joined by Jo-Jo Hubbard, co-founder and CEO at Electron, a provider of digital energy marketplaces. Jo-Jo shares how the problem of integrating renewable energy onto electricity systems has long inspired her and ultimately led to the creation of Electron. She also shares her view on markets as a conversation about price, and how …
 
This week Chris is joined by Melissa Lindsay, the Founder of Emstream & Emsurge.Emstream is the world’s first technology-backed physical LNG and Environmental Products brokerage, powered by its tech platform, Emsurge. The two discuss the latest updates on the carbon market and new solutions for cleaner and more efficient LNG trading. Listen in to f…
 
Using the process of desalination, Desolenator contributes to solving global water scarcity issues. Supriya shares her story how she joined the company as a post-graduate intern and subsequently become an R&D engineer at the firm, responsible for the design and optimization of its plants. Listen in to hear about the projects they are running across…
 
This week Chris and Johan are joined by Paris Smalls, the CEO at Eden GeoTech. Eden develops a new Electrical Reservoir Simulation Technology to fracture reservoir rock. The three discuss the environmental and technical benefits of a first-of-its-kind technology of recovering Earth’s natural resources and its role in achieving carbon neutrality. Li…
 
From building electric scooters at the age of twelve to being a member of a solar car racing team Damian has always been an extraordinary engineer. Together with his team, the Solar Energy Racers at Buhler, he constantly works to design and improve the solar powered race car. With the vehicle they partake in races in Belgium, South Africa and Austr…
 
She is the Chair of the The Federation of Green Youth and Students in Finland and councillor of Espoo, the country’s second largest city, and proclaims nuclear energy to be our best transitional source of power. Peppi Seppälä certainly has a busy life and the fact that Finland has licenced the world’s first long-term storage facility for highly rad…
 
This week Chris, Johan and Marcelo are joined by Marianne Jenssen, the Director Markets at Nord Pool AS. Nord Pool runs the leading power market in Europe, which offers efficient and secure trading across Europe. The four discuss the challenges of the power market and new up-to-date products that shape the future of power trading. Listen in to find…
 
One of the hard-to-decarbonize sectors is the heavy-duty trucking industry. Now, in a novel approach to permit these vehicles to run on hydrogen, Ted and his team at Verne are bringing a cryo-compressed hydrogen storage solution to the market. Ted shares his path from a chemistry degree to founding a company with his two colleagues. Listen in to fi…
 
Using concentrated solar power, carbon dioxide and water, Synhelion produces solar fuels for cars and jets. Lukas Geissbuehler, head of thermal systems, has been part of the company since the very beginning. He shares the story how he initially tested the thermal storage in a garage and what the transition from university to the start-up sphere has…
 
Ever wondered if it's possible to buy your neighbour’s excess solar energy? In so-called energy communities, energy prosumers can share their energy amongst themselves. Anselma Wörner, co-founder of Exnaton, tells us how they are using this concept to create new business models together with utilities all over Europe to maximize the local consumpti…
 
Together with Chris, Luca introduces the team around Jill, Joshua and Manuele that worked together for this mini-series. Chris shares the story how he and Luca came up with the idea and why this mini-series speaks to such a critical crowd. Listen in to find out what learnings the co-hosts take away from this journey and why every recent graduate an…
 
This week Chris is joined by Jemma Green, the Executive Chairman & Co-founder at Powerledger. Powerledger uses blockchain technology for energy and environment commodity trading. The two discuss how households and organizations can trade excess solar power peer-to-peer and how blockchain technology helps to securely track local energy trading. List…
 
This week, Marcelo Ortega is joined by Tom Weirich Marketing Head at EDP Renewables North America, a leading company in renewable energy and the world’s fourth-largest wind energy producer. Tom explains how marketing in energy requires developing customer journeys for different stakeholders and how an honest dialogue is the best approach to tackle …
 
This week Chris and Johan are joined by Jeff McAulay, the COO & Co-Founder at Energetic Insurance. Energetic Insurance develops new risk management products to enable growth in the renewable energy industry. The three discuss how to deploy more capital in the solar industry and how to cover payment default risk. Listen in to find out more about the…
 
This week live from the DISTRIBUTECH trade show, Chris is joined by Bryan Friehauf and Phil Gruber, both working for Hitachi Energy. The three talk about how software and various sources of data can help utilities determine the state of health of their assets such as solar power plants, substations and transmission grids. Listen in to find out more…
 
This week,  Marcelo Ortega is joined by Zoe Slattery an engineering project manager at Smart Villages Research Group, a company which uses energy as a catalyst for development impact across the sustainable development goals. Zoe shares how their community-led model helps address the specific needs and wants of a village through energy access while …
 
This week Chris and Johan are joined by Christoph Bornschein, CEO of the TLGG Group. TLGG is a consultancy advising corporations on digital change. The three discuss the market disruption electric vehicles are causing in the energy and automotive industry. Listen in to find out whether vehicle-to-grid is just a fad and why Shell might actually be t…
 
Chris Sass and Martin Hiller (Hosts of the ETRM Mini-Series) are talking to Jon Fox (Chief Executive Officer) of Topaz. "Topaz provides advanced cross-commodity risk management and analytics for traders and risk teams. Built by a team of expert technologists, quants and traders, it combines the latest tech with an intuitive user experience. The pla…
 
This week, Will is joined by Rebecca Goff, Transition Manager at Ørsted, who works to coordinate the future of Operations and Logistics for the Hornsea offshore wind farms. Becky discusses the vast scale of the farms and the maintenance work to keep them running. She also speaks passionately about how we're only scratching the surface on the energy…
 
This week Chris and Johan are joined by Assaad Razzouk, CEO of Gurin Energy. Gurin is a renewable energy company that develops solar, wind and battery assets across Asia. The three discuss the state of the energy transition in Asia and the role of corporates, government and citizens. Listen in to find out why gas might not actually be a suitable tr…
 
Chris Sass and Martin Hiller (Hosts of the ETRM Mini-Series) are talking to Seenu Kaliamurthy (Managing Director - Power Solutions) and Ganesh Natarajan (Global Chief Operating Officer) of Enuit. "Enuit was founded in 2008 with a single goal in mind: To bring to market affordable, functional trade management software. Entrade is all of this and mor…
 
This week Johan and Marcelo are joined by James Geshwiler, Chief Strategy and Investment Officer at Catalyze. Catalyze builds and operates solar, battery storage and electric vehicle (EV) charging systems for commercial and industrial customers. The three discuss how to optimize energy use and add resilience to energy facilities and how to generate…
 
This week, Will is joined by Riccardo Ridolfi, co-founder and CEO at Equatorial Power, a company pioneering off-grid electrification in rural Africa. Riccardo talks about his transition from being a finance attorney into the energy sector, a move which was driven by a desire to use his knowledge of capital markets and infrastructure funding to do g…
 
This week Chris and Johan are joined by Rod Adams, Managing Partner of Nucleation Capital, a fund focused on advanced nuclear technologies. The three discuss the competitiveness of nuclear power compared to other power sources and its suitability to serve in addition to and as a backup to renewable sources. Listen in to find out more about nuclear-…
 
This week Chris and Johan are joined by Juergen Mayerhofer, the CEO of Enspired. Enspired offers fully automated trading optimization of flexible assets across various energy markets. The three discuss the increased importance of including small decentralized assets into automated trading and why PPA’s might not always be the best choice for renewa…
 
This week, Will is joined by Eddie Obropta, co-founder and CTO of Raptor Maps, a provider of lifecycle management software for the solar industry. Eddie talks about the months that he and his co-founder Nikhil spent meeting farmers in Idaho and Saskatchewan as they tried to find the right product-market fit, before they settled in the solar industr…
 
This week Chris is joined by Meredith Angwin, author of the book “shorting the grid”. The two talk about the stability of the US grid, how the northeast was once on the brink of a rolling black-out and why gas power plants play such a crucial role in this. Listen in to find out how tax credits influence the occurrence of negative electricity prices…
 
This week, Marcelo is joined by Jeremy Akin, a Development Analyst at ConnectGEN LLC, a utility-scale renewable energy and storage developer. Jeremy explains how a desire to enact change and a special book led him to pursue a career in renewable energy project development. He goes into the challenges and opportunities of starting his career in this…
 
In this week’s episode Chris is joined by Jereme Kent, the CEO of One Energy. One Energy builds and operates on-site wind turbines for industrial energy users. Chris and Jereme discuss the importance of wind energy in the global energy system and its potential as the largest source of renewable power in the United States. Listen in to find out more…
 
This week, Will is joined by Andrei Covatariu, a Senior Research Associate at the Energy Policy Group. Andrei shares how growing up in Cernavodă, a small city which is home to Romania's only nuclear power plant, led him to pursue a career in energy. He discusses his latest venture, a forum for sustainability knowledge-sharing that he co-founded cal…
 
This week Chris and Johan are joined by Harald Överholm, the CEO of Alight. Alight provides solar on-site and off-site PPA projects for corporations to accelerate the transition to solar energy. The three discuss about the main drivers of the solar market and its opportunities to save the money while hedging power against market volatility. Listen …
 
This week, Marcelo is joined by Ana Teresa Moreno, a Climate Risk and ESG consultant at Hartree Partners, a global energy and commodities firm. Ana Teresa shares how growing up in a family of electrical engineers led her to a path in renewables and energy transition and how her early career evolved in tandem with the Mexican energy market. She cont…
 
This week Chris and Johan are joined by Peter Bance from Origami. Origami helps digitalize energy companies bringing together the physical and virtual worlds of energy. The three discuss the importance of early customers willing to do pilot projects and the need for real time data in today’s energy industry. Listen in, to find out how the required …
 
This week Chris and Johan are joined by Jan Skjoldhammer, the CEO of NoviOcean. NoviOcean has developed the wave energy converter which delivers stable energy to the grids. The three discuss the perspectives of wave energy in the global energy system and its potential as a viable energy source. Listen in to find out more about how wave energy can m…
 
This week Chris and Johan are joined by Robert Rapier, director of environment, health, and safety at Proteum Energy and author at various media outlets. Robert shares his insights on the oil and gas markets in context of today’s challenges such as the Keystone XL Pipeline and the trend towards energy independency. Listen in to find out why the sky…
 
Listen to our live panel discussion for the latest trends on how Energy Traders are leveraging technology to manage liquidity. We are proud to have three amazing and experienced industry insiders share their experiences and tools they use to help manage liquidity as their companies navigate dynamically changing market conditions. Sami Madani - Head…
 
This week Chris and Johan are joined by Alex Campbell, Head of Research & Policy of International Hydropower Association (IHA). The three discuss the importance of hydropower for the decarbonization of the global energy system and its potential as an alternative clean energy source. Listen in to find out more about how hydropower can reduce the wor…
 
This week Chris and Johan are joined by Rodrigo P. Navarro who is a strategic management advisor for batteries at ADL. The three discuss the role of Tesla and the Chinese government in the scaling of the technology and how Europe is performing in the race for setting up this industry. Listen in to hear Rodrigo’s takes on the true cost of electric v…
 
This week Chris and Johan host a very exciting young company. Together with his team Gianluca Ambrosetti - CEO and founder of Synhelion - has managed to produce renewable synthetic fuels with the power of the sun. These fuels are a promising opportunitiy for the decarbonisation of the airline industry. They are about to launch their first industria…
 
This week Chris and Johan are joined by the CEO of gevo, Dr Patrick Gruber. Gevo produces sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for a decarbonized airline industry. The three discuss different possible sources of carbon and how to track its origin. Listen in to find out how gevo’s technology is not so much different from established chemical processes an…
 
This week Chris and Johan are joined by James Macnaghten, the CEO of Caldera. Caldera has developed a so called Warmstone heat battery which is an alternative to the gas and oil heaters. The three discuss challenges, opportunities and pecularities of the heating sector. Listen in to find out why people only spend little time thinking about their he…
 
Given the interesting developments on the carbon market in the last months and the evolving policy regulations it is high time to have Lawson Steele on the program again. He shares his expertise on the European emission trading system and the trends and factors driving the carbon price. Listen in to hear Lawson’s take on ESG-investments and why Apr…
 
Chris Sass and Martin Hiller (Hosts of the ETRM Mini-Series) are talking to Alok Sharma (SVP Global Commercial & Business Development) of Inatech. "We combine best-of-breed cloud technologies with our in-depth industry expertise to enable companies to integrate, automate and optimise business processes, driving efficiency and revenue growth. Our cu…
 
Chris Sass and Martin Hiller (Hosts of the ETRM Mini-Series) are talking to Sunil Biswas (Chief Product Officer) of ION Commodities and André Jäger (Senior Vice President Product Management) of ION Commodities. "ION Commodities, a division within the ION Group, is the leading provider of commodity management solutions that empowers companies to be …
 
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