LF Energy welcomes Alliander, the largest electricity company in the Netherlands. Alliander consists of a group of companies, among them Liander, Qirion and Kenter, which together represent an expertise in energy networks, energy technology and technical innovations.
Alliander has joined LF Energy as a Premier Member, which also gives them a seat on the LF Energy Governing Board and Technical Advisory Committee.
Unicorn Systems (https://unicorn.com) has joined the LF Energy Project as a General member. Based in Prague, CZ, Unicorn uses a “software everywhere” philosophy to develop solutions for the global energy sector as well as banking, manufacturing, and trade. LF Energy is excited to have Unicorn as a member.
LF Energy and RTE announce the LF Energy Global Summit
at La Défense, Paris, November 4-5, 2019
This first-of-its-kind event for power system operators and their vendors showcases collaborative development and shared innovation intended to accelerate the energy transition and lead us towards 100% decarbonization by 2050.
The Summit begins at 1pm on November 4 with a host of keynotes, including Mechtild Wörsdörfer from IEA, Olivier Grabette from RTE, Nithya Ruff from the Linux Foundation & Comcast, Sean Couglan from OpenChain, Dan Kohn of CNCF, and a host of other powerful speakers, followed by an evening event. The conference follows on Tuesday with an educational session on open source from leaders in the open source community – longtime open source program officers, community managers, and thought leaders in security, intellectual property, and more. We will spend the late morning and remaining day focused on LF Energy projects and building awareness of the emerging LF Energy stack.
This event has limited seating, so please register early. Registration is now open at the event website for 300€. More information is available on the LF Energy Global Summit web page.
Note: We are also organizing a project working day on November 6th for all LF Energy projects. More details will be published as they become available.
LF Energy folks will be presenting a two conferences this week.
Shuli Goodman, Executive Director for LF Energy, is on a panel discussion Wednesday at the IEPEC conference in Denver. The panel, titled Open Source Software and the New Energy Frontier, is moderated by Puget Sound Energy’s Michael Noreika and also features participants from VEIC and Sagewell. It will cover the ways open source has transformed other industries, the benefits and risks of open source business models, and common issues that open source is uniquely able to solve.
Shuli will also present at the Open Source Summit North America in San Diego. Her talk Where Ohm’s Law Meets Moore’s Law: Scaling the Electrification of Everything will be on Thursday afternoon at 3pm, introducing LF Energy and discussing the benefits of collaborative development in the energy sector. Shuli will also give a keynote on Friday morning at 9:30am titled Networking Electrons – The Next Frontier in Energy and Open Source. In addition, Jeff Osier-Mixon, Program Manager for LF Energy, will provide a Birds-of-a-Feather (BoF) discussion on Thursday evening at 4:55pm.
Later in the year, Neil Gerber will be on a panel at Horizon19 in a few weeks, and we have many more speaking engagements and events coming up, including one we are very excited about – the LF Energy Global Summit, details of which will announced soon! Mark your calendars for Paris, November 4-5.
We hope to see you at any or all of these events!
On September 18-20, the Horizon19 conference on clean economy targets and climate goals will take place at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. With a community of several thousand stakeholders, Horizon19 represents an unprecedented opportunity for creating strategic partnerships that will merge customers, finance, technology, and markets into solutions for the clean economy. Horizon will gather 2000+ business leaders and key stakeholders to explore new market opportunities in the US and internationally and create new business partnerships and projects for the clean economy.
Horizon19 will consist of a conference, stakeholder engagement & matchmaking, showcasing, pitching, and side events. This combination aims to promote business-driven solutions for the clean economy, connecting innovation and implementation across the whole ecosystem for cleantech deployment. LF Energy board member Neil Gerber from IBM will participate on a panel titled Advancing Clean Energy Through Industry Leadership on Thursday at 10am in Session Hall 1.
The Horizon conference was established by NECEC, MassCEC, and World Climate Ltd, in order to create a platform that brings together key stakeholders in Boston, USA and around the world for partnerships that accelerate clean economy solutions.
LF Energy brings together industry principals throughout the global energy sector to build software that will run the grid of the future. Watch this space as well for upcoming news on the LF Energy Global Summit in Paris in November.
This is a final reminder that Loek Bakker, Corporate Information Management Office Head at TenneT, and Lucian Balea, R&D Program Director for Réseau de Transport d’Electricité (RTE) will join LF Energy’s Executive Director Shuli Goodman tomorrow for a live discussion about open source and its benefits and costs on the path to the energy transition.
August 8th at 8:00am PT, 16:00 GMT, 17:00 CET
The Open Energy Data Initiative, OEDI, is an open energy data project hosted by LF Energy. OEDI provides access to very large scale “data lakes” for the purpose of synthesizing energy data. The Federal Data Strategy just posted an article on OEDI and the rest of the Open Energy Information (OpenEI) initiative, which is managed by Debbie Brodt-Giles.
Debbie is the Technical Steering Committee chair for the OEDI project as well as co-chair for LF Energy’s Technical Advisory Council, representing technical projects to the LF Energy board of directors. And this is just in her spare time – most often, Debbie is a director at the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Labs.