Webinar Broadcast

PAST WEBINAR
Blockchain applications for the (solar) energy industry
15th of January, at 16:00 CET

FRANCOIS SONNET /// LEAD AFFILIATE - SOLARCOIN FOUNDATION
François graduated with a Masters in Finance (hons) from ICHEC Brussels Management School and is an expert in Solar Energy Business Development, having co-founded Belgium’s N°1 award-winning solar installer SunSwitch SA in 2007 at a time of little focus for Renewables outside of Germany, and acting as its Business Developer and Chief Strategist, and building up the Startup to over 90 employees and over 30MEur Turnover in under 30months and with as little as 45keur pocket capital. François made his first steps at Euronext NV and the Audit Firm and banking institution Lloyds and PwC in Luxemburg and has extensively traveled. François currently works as a solar consultant on projects in developing nations, advising towards several solar energy and blockchain projects. François also advises SolcryptoJV and Affiliates to the SolarCoin Foundation with the Digital Asset. ElectriCChain is a dot.org and global platform to help create momentum for the Clean Energy Transition.
FRANCOIS SONNET
LEAD AFFILIATE /// SOLARCOIN FOUNDATION

Francois Sonnet will present:

  • A use case for asset owners

  • A partnership between SMA and the solarcoin foundation

  • Creating extra revenues through blockchain

THOMAS BRENNER /// CTO - OLI SYSTEMS
A short bio will follow soon...
THOMAS BRENNER
CTO /// OLI SYSTEMS

Thomas Brenner will present:

  • An overview of the potential of blockchain for the energy sector

  • Followed by a Ask Me Anything about blockchain in energy

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PAST WEBINAR
The added value of blockchain in energy retailing
29th of November, at 16:00 CET

 
  • How is the American retail energy sector different from the European sector?

  • How Drift is using blockchain to develop new customer products

  • Drift launch of first-of-its-kind tRECs (time-based renewable environmental attributes)

ALAN TILLEY /// DIRECTOR POWER OPERATIONS - DRIFT
Alan started his career in technology in the late 70s after going off grid in 1975. From this experience, he developed a lifetime respect for energy (in)dependence. In 1997, he founded Questar Microsystems and designed and manufactured over 40 products including industrial automation hardware, software, distributed hydro-generation, professional digital audio equipment, and consumer electronic products. In the 1990s Questar was involved in the internet as an infrastructure and software developer to fortune 500 companies. In 2009 Questar was renamed Questar Energy Systems to focus on solar and wind opportunities and participated in a number of projects including the designed and manufacturing of commercial solar tracking systems. In 2014 Drift Marketplace was formed to take advantage of the knowledge gained in autonomous nodal networking, machine learning, cryptography, and wholesale energy markets. Drift was granted two patents in 2017 on this work and currently has an additional three patents pending. Alan's chief responsibilities are; business management, systems design, supply chain creation, and energy market operations. Drift is a FERC licensed virtual utility, focused on distributed aggregation of supply/demand and delivering ‘Energy as a Service’ to end consumers.
ALAN TILLEY
DIRECTOR POWER OPERATIONS /// DRIFT

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