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The Energy Industry is uniquely evolving as traders are under increasing pressure to manage costs, cash, limits, and risks. The Insider’s Guide to Energy Podcast addresses current and emerging challenges business executives face daily through stories shared from peers and industry experts while covering topics such as innovation, disruptive technologies, and emerging trends.
 
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Chris Sass and Martin Hiller (Hosts of the ETRM Mini-Series) are talking to Irina Reitgruber (Global Head of Product Management Energy Trading & Risk) of FIS. "FIS is a leading provider of technology solutions for merchants, banks and capital markets firms globally. Our employees are dedicated to advancing the way the world pays, banks and invests …
 
Chris Sass and Martin Hiller (Hosts of the ETRM Mini-Series) are talking to Karen Sanders (Chief Customer Officer), Martin Thomas (Product Manager) and Simon Stevens (Chief Technology Officer) of Contigo. “Contigo is a leading supplier of Energy Trading and Risk Management (ETRM) solutions that simplify energy trading and are used by businesses in …
 
This week Chris and Johan are joined by Magnus Eriksson, CEO of Echandia Marine, a Swedish company with a mission to electrify the marine industry. The main topics of discussion are battery usage in the marine industry, safety and charging of batteries. What are the regulatory issues? What are the infrastructure requirements at ports? How does hydr…
 
Chris Sass and Martin Hiller (Hosts of the ETRM Mini-Series) are talking to Michael Haischer (Managing Director) and Roman Masannek (Head of Sales) of PSI Energy Markets. "PSI Energy Markets GmbH has been operating in the energy industry for more than 30 years, being a subsidiary of PSI Software AG, the leading software supplier in Europe’s energy …
 
Chris Sass and Martin Hiller (Hosts of the ETRM Mini-Series) are talking to Sameer Soleja (Chief Executive Officer) of Molecule. ”What we value, runs the world. The modern ETRM/CTRM software company that values our customers and everything they trade. Molecule is automated, reliable and working in 90 days. Molecule calculates P&L, position, and ris…
 
Chris Sass and Martin Hiller (Hosts of the ETRM Mini-Series) are talking to Simon Piercy (Managing Director) of CTRM Cubed. "CTRM Cubed’s TradeCube platform is an innovative, cloud-native E/CTRM service, designed for rapid deployment, simple API integration, self-service management, unparalleled reliability and a first-class user experience. TradeC…
 
This week’s episode is an unusual . Chris’ co-host is not Johan but Martin who is co-hosting the ETRM mini-series with Chris. Reason for that is this week’s guest Patrick Reames from Commodity Technology Advisory, an analyst organization focusing on ETRM markets. The three discuss current trends and challenges of the ETRM markets with new players e…
 
Chris Sass and Martin Hiller (Hosts of the ETRM Mini-Series) are talking to Sulhi Akmehmet (Chief Executive Officer) of CTRMCloud. "CTRMCloud is transforming the energy and commodity trading landscape by simplifying once-complex trading and risk management software. By offering CTRM-as-a-Service, CTRMCloud offers a subscription-based model with a c…
 
Chris Sass and Martin Hiller (Hosts of the ETRM Mini-Series) are talking to Chris Regan (Product Director) of Brady. "Brady Technologies provides trading, risk management and logistics software solutions for European energy markets. We help trading participants to profit from the green energy transition. We cover short-term power, curve trading - E…
 
Chris Sass and Martin Hiller (Hosts of the ETRM Mini-Series) are talking to Rich Jefferson (Chief Financial Officer) of Beacon Platform. "Beacon Platform moves financial markets into the future with secure and scalable quant technology, elastic cloud infrastructure, and front-office applications. Beacon's integrated development environment and web …
 
Chris Sass and Martin Hiller (Hosts of the ETRM Mini-Series) are talking to Asbjørn Hansen (Managing Director) of Previse Systems. "At Previse Systems, we reshape the way Energy Trading & Risk Management software is designed, implemented and operated. We offer a highly performant SaaS solution for European power, natural gas and certificates tradin…
 
This week Chris and Johan are joined by the CEO of Soluna Computing inc. John Belizaire. With on-site data centers John and his team utilise to be curtailed electricity to power machine learning computing, crypto-mining and other cloud-based applications. The three discuss how the architecture of their data centers differs from others and how power…
 
This week Chris and Johan are joined by Ola Lome. The main point of discussion is the evolution of power markets: How will intraday, day-ahead and reserve markets function in a few years? Are utilities prepared? What will the traders’ job look like? Listen in to get answers to these questions and to find out why a cultural shift in the work space i…
 
This week Chris and Johan are joined by Nikhil Vadhavkar, CEO and Co-Founder of Raptor Maps. By combining on-site sensor data with power output curves Nikhil and his team have trained machine learning algorithms to automatically identify performance issues of solar farms. Listen in to find out how digital twins of solar farms can drive up returns o…
 
This week Chris and Johan are joined by Mathew Sachs from CPower. CPower aims to aggregate distributed energy resources such as electric vehicles, data centres and home batteries to balance the grid. Mathew shares how demand response has evolved from manually shutting down elevators to real time automation. Listen in to find out what drives custome…
 
We’re 50! For this jubilee-episode Chris is joined by Patrik Möller. He co-founded CorPower Ocean and acts as its CEO. He shares the innovations that have set CorPower apart from previous attempts exploiting wave energy and gives insights into future projects and aspirations of the company and the wave power industry. Listen in to find out how wave…
 
This week, Will is joined by Marek Kubik, Managing Director at Fluence Energy, a leading energy storage provider. Marek fell into an energy engineering doctorate by chance, after the graduate job he had lined up in construction disappeared following the 2009 global economic recession. He shares his vision for cheap, abundant renewable electricity f…
 
This week Chris and Johan are joined by Pexapark’s co-founder, Luca Pedretti. Pexapark is a leading provider of software and advisory services for sales and risk management in the fast-emerging market of power purchase agreements. With the phase-out of renewable subsidies in Europe power purchase agreements offer a new opportunity of renewable ener…
 
This week Chris and Johan are joined by Niall Riddell, CEO and co-founder of Paua Tech. He aims to make every electric vehicle owner’s life a bit easier by simplifying the charging and payment process of charging events. The three discuss the peculiarities of such an early development sector and what challenges lie ahead. Listen in to find out why …
 
This week, Will is joined by Rob Kabera, President and COO at Sync Energy AI. Rob shares that a staggering 92% of power outages are caused by vegetation, a problem which his company uses Artificial Intelligence to solve. He also discusses how the effective provision of finance to developing communities is the single most important tool for their em…
 
On time for his publication called "12 Insights on Hydrogen", Gniewomir Flis joins Chris and Johan to talk about his findings. This episode is a deep dive on various topics including the role of hydrogen for climate neutrality, geological hydrogen storage and its future use cases. Listen in, to find out more about grey, blue and green hydrogen as w…
 
What sounds like an easy question, can be difficult to answer for laypersons. This week Chris is joined by Chris Hopper, who does a good job answering this question. German-born Chris Hopper has come a long way from installing off-grid solar systems in Rwanda as a student to co-founding a software company in California. With Aurora solar he and his…
 
This week, Will is joined by Dr Julia Song, Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of ESS Inc. They discuss the company's flagship low-cost, environmentally sustainable battery technology, which uses only earth-abundant iron, salt and water for the electrolyte. Julia also shares some engaging and amusing stories about the early days of the startup…
 
This week Chris and Johan are joined by Nicolas Crettenand who is in charge of operations at hydrospider. The company has a subtle business model by which they supply Switzerland’s fuel cell lorries with hydrogen. They discuss the advantages over batteries and the chicken and egg problem of hydrogen. Listen in to find out why Switzerland is a perfe…
 
This week Chris and Johan are joined by Adam Kingdon. He founded Utonomy Ltd, which at its heart addresses the methane leakages in the gas distribution networks. With a combination of specialized hardware and IoT they can drive down costs for their customers. The three discuss physical and cyber hazards associated to this critical infrastructure an…
 
This week Chris and Johan are joined by Marco Terruzzin, Chief Product Officer at Energy Vault SA. Their technology uses the basic idea of potential and kinetic energy to lift and lower bricks to store and retrieve energy. Energy Vault has experienced very steep growth, they have recently raised $100 Mio. in capital through a Series C fundraising r…
 
This week Chris and Will are joined by Chris Gribben live from ETOT to discuss the challenges and opportunities the pandemic has brought to the working environment and the recruiting process. Further, Chris Gribben elaborates on what he looks for in graduates and talents as well as SOCAR Trading’s role to meet the expectations the new generation of…
 
This week, Will is joined by Tony Pan, CEO and co-founder of Modern Electron, a sustainable heat and power company. Tony shares how there wasn't really a Eureka! moment in the early days of his start-up, just the natural evolution of a good idea. He also explains that he sees energy as the most important driver of modern civilisation and energy acc…
 
This week Chris and Johan talk to Melissa Lindsay who founded a virtual marketplace for LNG. She aims to team natural gas with carbon offsets for customers to compensate for the emissions. They discuss the inefficiency and opacity within the energy industry as well as peculiarities of the LNG market. Listen in to find out how to spin off successful…
 
This week Chris and Johan are joined by Christopher Engman, co-founder of Megadeals and chairman of MINE STORAGE. He aims to use old mines as a hydro power reservoir thereby revolutionizing the grid storage industry. Listen in to find out what this has to do with the old romans and swiss cheese and how his expertise can help fellow entrepreneurs an…
 
This week, we are joined by David Reid, the Chief Technology Officer and Chief Marketing Officer at NOV. David shares his story of the unique challenges and opportunities he faced within the technology space of the energy industry and how his creativity and passion for people and innovation helped him produce unique solutions for his team and compa…
 
This week Chris and Will talk to Jonah Margulis, Senior Vice President of Aker Offshore Wind and Vice Chair Board of Directors at Offshore Wind California. Jonah talks about how floating wind compares to fixed bottom in terms of installation, O&M and cost competitiveness. Find out how digital twins are used for predictive maintenance and whether fl…
 
Amy Francentic from buoyant ventures talks about the investments into start-ups that use machine learning and advanced data analytics to foster new business opportunities arising with climate change mitigation and adaptation. The energy transformation takes investors willing to invest in solutions making immediate impact and Amy shares success stor…
 
This week, Will is joined by Olivier Corradi, CEO and co-founder of Tomorrow, a company helping people take data-driven climate action. Olivier shares the motivations behind starting his own company and gives us a glimpse into what life was like in the early startup days. He also discusses how, if the world is to limit temperature rise to 2°C, we n…
 
This week Chris and Johan speak with Eric Dresselhuys the CEO of ESS Inc. Eric shares his knowledge of energy storage and the different types of batteries. The energy transition demands storage for grid stabilty as well as industrial uses. Have a listen and learn about flow batteries and why ESS batteries are ecolocially sound. If you thought lithi…
 
Chris and Will are joined by Pietro Rabassi from Nord Pool. Pietro shares their vision for Power trading in 2030. The 3 + 3 (6) current trends: European power markets​ in 2030 Integration/connecting of power markets: why and what benefits for market participants? Competition between NEMOs: what benefits for market participants?…
 
This week, Will is joined by Ambuj Gupta, a Power Systems Software Engineer at Siemens India. Ambuj shares that his desire to work in the electricity sector came almost instinctively, but he only began writing code once he joined the workforce. He shares his visions for artificial intelligence and blockchain technology in the electricity sector, an…
 
The $90 trillion gap to net zero is an exciting episode where Chris and Johan are joined by the CEO of Enian Phillip Bruner. He shares his experience building maps and other important data to help renewable project leaders and investors expidite the process. With better data risk of failure decreases and investors have a better chance of success.…
 
This week Chris and Johan speak with Teague Egan CEO of EnergyX. He shares his story of how he came to find a better way to extract Lithium and why that is so important. He has built an amazining company which is looking to go public in the very near future. Come find out more about EnergyX and how their process is changing the game.…
 
This week, Will is joined by Oyin Talabi, a Management Consultant in the areas of Energy, Sustainability and Infrastructure. Oyin shares how growing up in Nigeria influenced her initial plan to join the oil & gas sector, before a desire to have a more positive impact on the world drew her towards sustainable energy. She also explains why she thinks…
 
Chris interview's Todd Garland founder of Great American Mining. Todd sees Bitcoin mining as something that is good for the Grid. He suggests all power companies should mine Bitcoin. He shares his views about the benefits to power producers and society. This show is likely controversial and a far step from Carbon neutrality and sustainabilty most o…
 
This founder saw an opportunity to help companies capture and use energy that typically goes up the chimney. Imagine producing heat or A/C only to have it pulled up a chimney without benefit. Jesper and his team have developed tech that enables dirty airflow businesses to capture the energy that otherwise would be released. Burger Kings adopted thi…
 
Ever wonder where politicians and regulators go for advice? Working in a public/private role, our guest shares stories of helping development banks, OECD, EU commission, and governments develop policies. As an advisor, Andreas Pointvogl, Managing Partner at Omnia Energy, shares his experience working with many European companies as they align energ…
 
Not all energy offsets are created equal. Therefore, it is essential to understand the properties of the "renewable energy" offset one uses to claim carbon neutrality. Lincoln Payton, CEO of Clear Trace, explains how aligning renewable energy from its source to use is an accurate representation of a companies carbon footprint.…
 
How do places like Greenland, Maldives, Jamaica, and the Scottish Isles expedite their energy transition? James Ellesmoor believes by learning the lesson from their peers. Although each nation-state has unique characteristics, much can be known simply by establishing an open dialog with other island nations. Conferences and a digital bridge between…
 
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