Talk Community Interviews

  • Talk Community - with Sebastian Golisch & Christian Schäfer from Adaptive Balancing Power
    Talk Community - with Sebastian Golisch & Christian Schäfer from Adaptive Balancing Power 7/11/2017

    Startup Adaptive Balancing Power was part of the Initiate! Hub during European Utility Week 2016 and this year they return as part of the Initiate! Accelerator Hangout. In this interview, they talk to us about their company, what are their goals and their experience at EUW.

  • Talk Community - with Sietske Jacobs, Project Manager of Initiate!
    Talk Community - with Sietske Jacobs, Project Manager of Initiate! 7/5/2017

    Programme to ‘initiate’ change in tomorrow’s energy industry.

    The Initiate! Programme is pivotal in accelerating the energy industry’s transition.   

  • Talk Community - with Bert den Ouden, General Director at FAN
    Talk Community - with Bert den Ouden, General Director at FAN 6/28/2017

    The growth of wind and solar electricity production requires an energy system that is geared to flexibility so that significant variations in demand and supply can be accommodated. This will allow the transition to a sustainable energy supply. Hear what Bert den Ouden, General Director at Flexiblepower Alliance Network (FAN), has to say about this in our Talk Community interview.

  • Talk Community - with Marko Kruithof, Chair of Dutch Power
    Talk Community - with Marko Kruithof, Chair of Dutch Power 6/26/2017

    Dutch Power is collaborating closely with European Utility Week 2017 in the organisation of the Dutch Pavilion on the exhibition floor in Amsterdam and Marko Kruithof joined us to explain the key role that 'collaboration' plays in the development of the energy sector.

  • Talk Community - with Gunther Breda, co-founder of Tree Solutions
    Talk Community - with Gunther Breda, co-founder of Tree Solutions 6/13/2017

    Gunther talks to us about Tree Solutions, a startup that exhibited in the Initiate! Hub last year in Barcelona, and how they add a brain to regular HVAC systems, so as to reduce the complexity and the cost of energy efficiency actions and projects.

  • Talk Community - with James Johnston, CEO and co-founder of Open Utility
    Talk Community - with James Johnston, CEO and co-founder of Open Utility 6/13/2017

    James Johnston won the Initiate! Startup Award in 2015 with Open Utility, a startup that is building digital services for a decentralised energy future. Read the full interview!

  • Talk Community - with Volker Dragon, Chairman of eu.esco
    Talk Community - with Volker Dragon, Chairman of eu.esco 6/8/2017

    The Chairman of the European Association of Energy Service Companies (eu.esco) discusses the future of the Energy industry and the Building sector, as well as the challenges that lie ahead.

  • Talk Community - with Scott Kessler, Director of Business Development at LO3 Energy
    Talk Community - with Scott Kessler, Director of Business Development at LO3 Energy 5/23/2017

    Scott Kessler is working at LO3 Energy, an energy technology company that helps utility and energy retail customers clients create, deploy and monetize energy products and customer services, and will be speaking in the Initiate! Programme, helping us explore the Decentralised Power scenario of the Initiate! Manifesto. In this interview, he talks about the transactive energy market and how the discussion should focus mainly on 'what' is being transacted rather than 'how' (e.g. blockchain).

  • Talk Community - with Ewald Hesse, CEO of GridSingularity
    Talk Community - with Ewald Hesse, CEO of GridSingularity 5/23/2017

    Ewald Hesse leads the Grid Singularity venture and has extensive experience in the energy sector and acute interest in distributed business models. Grid Singularity plays a pivotal role in the development of blockchain-based technology in the energy sector - on the 8th of May, GridSingularity and the Rocky Mountain Institute launched a global blockchain initiative for energy called the Energy Web Foundation and raised an initial round of $2.5 million. In this interview, we discuss blockchain and digitalisation in the energy industry with Ewald.

  • Talk Community - with Gijs van der Velden, cofounder of MX3D
    Talk Community - with Gijs van der Velden, cofounder of MX3D 5/17/2017

    Gijs van der Velden is cofounder of MX3D, a company responsible for building a 3D steel bridge in Amsterdam, and will be speaking during the Initiate! programme. In this interview, he shares his views about the impact of such advanced technology in the energy industry, predicting 'exciting times' for the sector!