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

Announcing our next speaker at Energy Innovation Days #EID21... @orioldevall of ... @energywebx on #blockchain and the #EnergyTransition. Get your free ticket now! #energy #innovation #eoninnovation

We need more of this: major power grid regulators like @californiapuc laying out... a clear roadmap to embrace and more fully tap the potential of decentralized energy technologies.

https://www.utilitydive.com/news/california-puc-unveils-draft-plan-for-forward-thinking-distributed-energy/603942/

As we @energywebx keep building and introducing new tech to support the ... #EnergyTransition, we now better understand how to integrate with and create practical integration pathways for existing IT systems that electric grid operators, utilities, etc. use. https://medium.com/energy-web-insights/pjm-eis-update-modernizing-a-legacy-u-s-rec-tracking-system-with-blockchain-based-technology-db0ad5a4f924

Our own @DougJMillerJr takes a fresh look at our work adding ... #blockchain-enhanced functionality to one of the world's largest #renewableenergy certificate (REC) tracking systems, with PJM-EIS, part of @pjminterconnect.

https://medium.com/energy-web-insights/pjm-eis-update-modernizing-a-legacy-u-s-rec-tracking-system-with-blockchain-based-technology-db0ad5a4f924

Innovation in #Digitalization and #blockchain for the #energy sector continues ... in South America, with the latest news coming out of Chile [in Spanish]:

https://es.cointelegraph.com/news/chilean-platform-dedicated-to-the-energy-environment-creates-a-working-group-to-talk-about-blockchain-technology-in-this-sector

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