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 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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