Welcome to ‘Energy Unplugged by Aurora’, a mix of in-depth conversations with key international industry leaders, policymakers and academics, exploring the hottest topics across the energy market.
Hosted by various Aurora experts, we invite high profile guests to share their unique perspectives on major energy issues.
Our intention is to share with you a new episode every week, so stay tuned and enjoy the podcast!
EP.59 Ana Quelhas, Managing Director for Hydrogen, EDP Group
This podcast episode is a special one celebrating International Women’s Day on 8th March and discussing hydrogen. We're featuring two female leaders in the energy industry as our Head of Iberia, Ana Barillas is joined by Ana Quelhas, recently appointed as Managing Director for Hydrogen at EDP Group. Prior to the new role, Ana Quelhas was the Head of Corporate Energy Planning at EDP and previous to that she worked at the Directorate General for Research within the European Commission and for the California Independent System Operator.
Main topics include:
• Investment decisions vs. uncertainties coming from public policies
• Iberian market as a hub for green hydrogen
• Interplay between green hydrogen and batteries
EP.58 Mark Futyan, CEO of Anesco
In this Energy Unplugged episode, Aurora’s Head of Commissioned Projects for Western Europe, Felix Chow-Kambitsch is joined by Mark Futyan, Anesco’s Chief Executive Officer. Anesco is an energy services company specialising in solar PV, storage and energy efficiency, and playing a key role in the transition to Net Zero. With an impressive career within the energy industry, Mark joined Anesco in February 2020 from Centrica, where he most recently held the position of Distributed Power Systems Director.
Felix and Mark discuss:
• Anesco’s role in the energy transition and potential areas of growth
• UK’s commitment to Net Zero and how we can get there
• Investment opportunities and potential of hydrogen
EP.57 Tony Wood, Head of the Energy Program at Grattan Institute
In this episode, Aurora’s Managing Director in Australia, Hugo Batten, speaks with Tony Wood, the Head of the Energy Program at Grattan Institute and one of Australia’s most prolific energy writers and thinkers.
Tony has had a lengthy career in energy - working for organisations such as Origin Energy, The Clinton Foundation and Incitec Pivot. He also writes in the Australian Financial Review and other Australian publications on energy.
Hugo and Tony discuss:
• Australian approach to climate policy and the history of the climate wars in Australia
• The role of gas in the energy transition
• Proposals to reform the Australian transmission system
EP.56 Andreas Regnell, Senior Vice President, Head of Strategic Development at Vattenfall
In this episode, our Nordics Lead Alexander Esser is joined by Andreas Regnell, Senior Vice President and Head of Strategic Development at Vattenfall. Andreas has been with Vattenfall for more than 10 years and previously Managing Partner of Nordic Region at BCG, and Analyst and Account Manager at Citibank. He holds a degree in Economics.
Alexander and Andreas discuss:
• The role of state-owned energy companies on the path to Net Zero
• Backcasting vs forecasting of the energy market
• Green hydrogen for steel production
EP.55 Jason Tundermann, COO and Flemming Sørensen, VP Europe LevelTen Energy
In this episode, our US Country Lead Oliver Kerr is joined by LevelTen Energy’s Chief Operating Officer - Jason Tundermann and Vice President for Europe - Flemming Sørensen, as they take a deeper look at PPAs (Power Purchase Agreements). LevelTen is the world’s largest renewable energy procurement platform. Jason has a successful career history in senior level business development roles within the energy sector for over ten years. Flemming has a strong investments background, and over 20 years’ experience in project development, energy sourcing and portfolio management for energy firms including Ørsted and Energi Danmark.
Main topics include:
• The role of PPAs within the broader energy transition
• Market design for Net Zero and investment in renewables
• Key trends in PPA markets across Europe
EP.54 Jay Zoellner, CEO of Kiwi Power
This week on Energy Unplugged, our US Country Lead Oliver Kerr is joined by Jay Zoellner, CEO of Kiwi Power, a leading global energy technology company. Jay has held a number of leadership roles in the power sector – both in public and private energy companies, and is now focusing his efforts on growing Kiwi Power’s business internationally.
Oliver and Jay discuss:
• Kiwi Power’s mission and Jay’s role
• The company’s expansion to the US, and key differences between US and UK markets
• The role of flexible energy and investment opportunities
Customer ReviewsSee All
Very interesting and engaging
Aurora finds incredibly interesting industry professionals and woke me up to the huge currents of change going on around me as an engineer in the energy sector.
Enjoyed the previews
James Samworth did a fine job previewing the Spring Conference. Who else is lined up?