What’s it all about?

Jeff is Co-founder of an energy storage developer, and long time renewable energy guy. Whilst supporting Jeff build his US team I took the opportunity whilst meeting in New York to discuss the US energy storage market, future opportunities and challenges for this company and the sector, and battery powered heated Ski boots!

About our guest

This week David talks to Jeff Bishop, CEO of US based energy storage developer and start up Key Capture Energy.

As CEO of Key Capture Energy, Jeff is responsible for overseeing mergers and acquisitions, capital allocation, financing, as well as ensuring all regulatory requirements are met.  Jeff has spent his career working on utility-scale renewable energy projects and has a proven track record in the energy sector at the intersection of finance, commercial, political and regulatory.

Prior to founding Key Capture Energy, Jeff worked at Brookfield Renewables and EDP Renewables, where among other areas, he oversaw market development that led to contracts for nearly a billion dollars of new wind projects. Previously, Jeff was at Horizon Wind Energy where he was responsible for the financial models for $2 billion of operating wind farms and worked on the sale of the company from Goldman Sachs to EDP Renewables.

Jeff has led or been a board member of renewable advocacy groups such as Renewable Energy Northeast, the Alliance for Clean Energy New York, and the Maine Renewable Energy Association. Jeff has an MBA from the University of Chicago, a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Rice University and is currently working on his MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Utah.

Jeff Bishop on Linked In https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeff-bishop/

Key Capture Energy   https://www.keycaptureenergy.com/

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What’s it all about?

Dan and I go back a long way. As early renewable energy proponents and long suffering Liverpool FC fans. We’ve trodden the boards of renewable energy trade shows, mostly that Dan has organised over many years. Now we’re nearly mainstream, and Dan is leading the extraordinarily good Fully Charged Show, and the Fully Charged Live event. We discuss all things Fully Charged some of the latest eMobility, renewable energy news, but not football.

About our guest

Dan Caesar, is a Director of The Fully Charged Show, he is responsible for scaling up the Fully Charged YouTube channel and Live events. Dan has long been a passionate advocate for all things Cleantech. Dan has held senior Comms roles with cleantech organisations, including Ceres Power, and formerly organised renewable energy and cleantech roadshows and events. Dan is an avid and passionate EV Driver, and very much enjoying his 300 mile range Hyundai Kona.

Linked In https://www.linkedin.com/in/dcaesar/

Twitter https://twitter.com/FullyChargedDan

Fully Charged Show http://www.fullychargedshow.co.uk/

Fully Charged Channel https://www.youtube.com/user/fullychargedshow

News stories discussed this week

  1. VW’s less than $30,000 all-electric hatchback spotted testing https://electrek.co/2018/12/14/vw-electric-hatchback-spotted-testing/

 

  1. Hitachi to acquire ABB power grid business in $11 billion ‘turning point’ for energy market https://www.current-news.co.uk/news/hitachi-to-acquire-abb-power-grid-business-in-11-billion-turning-point-for-energy-market

 

  1. Daimler is buying over $20 billion in battery cells to support electric vehicle plans https://electrek.co/2018/12/11/daimler-billion-battery-cells-electric-vehicle/

 

  1. New York Approves Strategy to Install 3GW of Energy Storage by 2030 https://insights.hyperionsearch.co.uk/post/102f7f0/new-york-approves-strategy-to-install-3gw-of-energy-storage-by-2030

 

  1. C40 Cities addressing Climate Change https://www.c40.org/ending-climate-change-begins-in-the-city

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About our guest

Emma Pinchbeck is an Executive Director of RenewableUK. In that role she sets the overall strategy for the organisation’s communications and policy teams. She is a passionate advocate for renewables in government and business, and regularly appears as an expert on the energy sector in the media.

Before joining RenewableUK, Emma headed up Climate Change & Energy at the NGO WWF-UK, where she worked on issues like the international UN Paris Agreement on climate change, and a successful campaign to secure a phase out coal-fired power generation in the UK.

Before WWF-UK, Emma worked in private consulting as an energy policy expert and in finance. She has an MA from the University of Oxford. Outside of the office, she is a mentor to young women in the energy sector, and is a keen competitive rower.

Emma Pinchbeck on Linked In https://www.linkedin.com/in/emmalucypinchbeck/

Renewable UK  https://www.renewableuk.com/

News stories discussed this week

British Wind Power Sets New Generation Record https://cleantechnica.com/2018/12/04/british-wind-power-sets-new-generation-record/

Uber, Centrica join ‘world’s biggest’ electric vehicle impact trial https://insights.hyperionsearch.co.uk/post/102f6q5/uber-centrica-join-worlds-biggest-electric-vehicle-impact-trial

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This week David talks to entrepreneur and founder Artur Sychov about his journey from realising his product vision, to choosing to walk away from the company he created. We all know life as a cleantech entrepreneur is not easy, bringing a product to market in a nascent sector especially so. Having the right investor/funder is also mission critical.  Artur shares some his experiences, learnings and advice from this thrilling but ultimately frustrating experience.

About our guest

Artur is a former investment banker and energy trader, a Finance and Management MBA, that fell in love with the Tesla Model S, and developed an EV Charging product for multi-storey car parks and parking houses, despite being a finance person, not an engineer.  He has learned enormously from his recent experiences and will be back soon with a new project.

Artur Sychov in Linked In  https://www.linkedin.com/in/artursychov/

Easycharge.me on Fully Charged https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KT86ICX6VsI

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This week I’m joined by CEO of Pivot Power, Matt Allen. If you are in the cleatech sector you would have been hard pushed not to have seen the exciting news and developments at Pivot Power in the last few months. Pivot Power are developing, funding and operating large scale battery storage projects connected directly to the transmission system, providing, among other services, EV Charging infrastructure.

About our guest

Matt Allen on Linked In. www.linkedin.com/in/matt-allen-318b426/
Pivot Power on Twitter twitter.com/_PivotPower

News stories discussed this week

Capacity Market Suspension and implications www.current-news.co.uk/news/governme…ng-ecj-ruling
BEIS – Energy Trilema over!! (Tory government against solar and onshore wind?) www.current-news.co.uk/news/energy-s…ples-unveiled
California, PG&E replacing 3 gas plants with Storage. Cheaper to build storage than run the plants!! www.utilitydive.com/news/storage-wi…or-worl/541870/
Pivot Power Video www.pivot-power.co.uk/#open-video

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This week David is joined by eMobility insider Roger Atkins, they discuss, among other things, Tesla’s market capitalisation, City wide diesel bans, the German luxury auto brands and their electrification issues, mobility as a service, the costs of battery storage and the pending Chinese eMobility scale up.

About our guest

Roger Atkins on Linked In. www.linkedin.com/in/rogeratkins/
Roger Atkins at Instagram www.instagram.com/electricvehiclesoutlook

News stories discussed this week

Tesla Market Cap. www.electrive.com/2018/11/09/tesla…-capitalization/
BNEF Battery Storage forecast: www.electrive.com/2018/11/11/batte…rillion-by-2040/
Paris to launch worlds biggest electric bike scheme: www.electrive.com/2018/11/11/paris…c-bicycle-fleet/
More German cities banning Diesel cars: phys.org/news/2018-11-german-…el-cologne-bonn.html
VW the latest to join Chinese autonomous driving consortium: www.carscoops.com/2018/11/vw-lates…ving-consortium/

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