ABOUT

Jules Kortenhorst

Jules is a council member of the Energy Web Foundation. He is also CEO and Trustee of nonprofit cleantech think tank and EWF co-founder Rocky Mountain Institute. He is a recognized leader on global energy issues and climate change. His background spans business, government, entrepreneurial, and nonprofit leadership.

Prior to RMI, Jules was the founding CEO of the European Climate Foundation, the largest philanthropic organization dedicated to policy development and advocacy on climate change in Europe. Before launching ECF, he served as a member of the Dutch parliament for the Christian Democratic Party. He also worked for almost 10 years for Royal Dutch/Shell and began his career as an analyst at McKinsey & Co. Jules currently serves on the Energy Transition Commission, on the World Economic Forum’s Future Council on Energy, and on the Board of Stedin Holding NV.

Jules holds both an MBA from Harvard Business School and a masters in economics from Erasmus University, the Netherlands.

The Energy Web is an open-source, scalable blockchain platform specifically designed for the energy sector’s regulatory, operational, and market needs.

Latest Tweets

EWF's @DougJMillerJr is passionate about #energyblockchain because he believes ... it can help capture the full economic value of introducing millions of new #DERs to our electric grids during the #energytransition. Get to know him in our Q&A.
https://medium.com/energy-web-insights/four-questions-with-doug-miller-d25511b151fb

It appears this idea may be catching on! - "A British initiative is looking to ... dismiss the argument that #renewables could topple the grid — by using #distributedenergyresources for a black start."
@greentechmedia
https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/u-k-looks-into-whether-renewables-could-re-start-the-grid

If you want to learn more about the tech powering our recently announced proof ... of concept with Austrian Power Grid, take a look at last month's whitepaper on #EWDOS. We've developed a stack of both software & standards that makes #DER integration simple.
https://www.energyweb.org/2019/12/11/energy-web-foundation-announces-new-technology-roadmap-focused-on-decentralized-operating-system-to-accelerate-the-energy-transition/

Austrian Power Grid AG and @energywebx's #blockchain PoC for the energy sector ... could prove to be "one of the most valuable use cases of distributed ledger technology (#DLT) in the energy sector." https://hubs.ly/H0mH0p40

“We believe that a decentralized approach, combining both cutting-edge tech ... such as #blockchain and proven legacy IT systems for grid operation, is the future of power grids around the world." More on our proof of concept with APG from @LedgerInsights:
https://www.ledgerinsights.com/energy-blockchain-austrian-power-grid-electricity-transmission-network-ewf/

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