In the fall of last year, a worldwide call went out in search of energy start-ups to drive the next generation of ideas in clean energy, energy efficiency, e-mobility, digitization, and on-demand customer services.
So far almost 300 start-ups have applied to become part of the first worldwide energy accelerator programme. How would you like to gain access to the network of the eight utilities who together have 73 million customers in more than 40 countries?
The founders of the programme include the utilities AusNet Services, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), ESB (Electricity Supply Board), EDP (Energias de Portugal), Origin Energy, Singapore Power (SP), Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) and innogy.
Together with our accelerator partners New Energy Nexus and swissnex San Francisco, we are totally committed to a future of energy that is smart, clean and accessible to everyone. The global accelerator program is designed for energy start-ups to further refine their products and services, with the potential to test and develop.
We, as energy industry leaders, offer expertise, resources and access to our customer base in exchange for investment and partnership opportunities. You can see how it all started in Dubai and read here what the Huffington Post had to say about it.
During the recent ‘Free Electrons’ starting event in Dubai, Danny Kennedy, Director of the California Clean Energy Fund, said to the large crowd of energy industry insiders:
“Steve Jobs used to say you should cannibalize yourself every couple of years or someone will come eat your lunch. Seems like the utilities in the room have started to invite the cannibals to the crowd.”
We've added two additional info webinars on February 24 and February 27 to answer any questions about the Free Electrons application process and requirements. Available times are below, register here.
Feb 22, 2017 5:00 PM (Pacific Time) Feb 24, 2017 10:00 AM (Pacific Time) Feb 27, 2017 8:00 AM (Pacific Time)