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 open-source, decentralized, digital technologies.

Latest Tweets

We're proud to partner with @IFFunic at @UNIC_ENG to fund a PhD / doctoral ... studentship focused on advancing #blockchain research and implementation. https://medium.com/energy-web-insights/energy-web-endows-phd-doctoral-studentship-at-university-of-nicosia-to-advance-blockchain-9a6e3a29191

Congratulations to @Third_Deriv and #EnergyWeb cofounder @RockyMtnInst on your ... big launch today! Exciting to see such investment in #climatetech #innovation. We're with you, doing our part with #opensource #decentralized #digital tech to accelerate a low-carbon energy future. 🙌

#energy sector #digitalization "is allowing a new business ecosystem to ... emerge...and ultimately increased participation in the electric system ... [including] balancing services through battery storage & [DERs], electric vehicle charging services." https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/grid-edge-innovation-summit-2020-ibms-brad-gammons-on-utility-digitalization-in-the-age-of-decarbonization

Coming up shortly! Don't miss #EnergyWeb chief commercial officer @ja_morris ... speaking about technology and innovation at the @INNOVATIONTX. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/energizing-north-america-opportunities-for-a-clean-energy-transition-tickets-128433525131

Don't miss our own @ivlacho speaking at @Eurelectric's #Digitopia event later ... this week!
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https://www.eurelectric.org/events/digitopia-where-electricity-meets-data/

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