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Christoph Frei

Christoph is a partner at Emerald, leading the development of the Global Energy Transformation Alliance (GETalliance), an open innovation alliance with ambitious energy firms globally. Christoph is also a professor and advisor to the President of the Swiss Federal Technical Institute in Lausanne (EPFL) and a member of the Foundation Council of the Energy Web Foundation (EWF). Prior to joining Emerald, Christoph was CEO and Secretary General of the World Energy Council (WEC) for ten years and, before that, senior director and member of the Executive Council of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in charge of energy. Christoph received his PhD es sc. from EPFL. He holds a diploma in electrical engineering and a master’s degree in energy economics & management, a master’s degree in econometrics, and a master’s degree in applied ethics.

The Energy Web is accelerating a low-carbon, customer-centric electricity system by unleashing the potential of blockchain and other decentralized technologies.

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Some reading for your weekend, courtesy of our CEO @WalterKook

"We ... increasingly find ourselves with the electricity grid equivalent of digital smartphones connected to analog landlines... Policy reform is needed [to] better serve the digitalizing grid."

https://medium.com/energy-web-insights/alongside-der-grid-interconnection-a-need-to-prioritize-iot-connectivity-and-utilities-software-b69f3a0d4a0e

FERC order 2222 is an absolute game changer for DERs in the US. Regional grid ... operators have ~270 days to lay out a plan for unprecedented, widespread DER integration. Our open source tech stack @energywebx is purpose built for this moment https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/ferc-orders-grid-operators-to-open-wholesale-markets-to-distributed-energy-resources

Wow. We're closing out the week with BIG news from two major energy markets on ... both sides of the Atlantic.

TL;DR: The EU is making major investments in green energy and digitalization. The U.S. is opening up wholesale energy markets to participation from DERs. 🤯

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We're honored to be highlighted by @blockchainers in their round of ways ... #blockchain tech can help meet @UN Sustainable Development Goals. #energyweb is noted under SDG 7: Affordable & Clean #Energy. 🌱⚡️ https://www.the-blockchain.com/2020/09/17/how-will-blockchain-technology-be-leveraged-to-solve-uns-17-sustainable-development-goals-can-it-help-solve-the-worlds-most-pressing-social-and-environmental-problems/

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