Eight Giant Utilities

Million customers
Billion USD in revenue

Committed to supporting energy entrepreneurs and startups to transform the energy market with next-generation ideas. We’re building an international, advanced accelerator program focused on startups that have already raised money, created a working prototype, and earned a few battle scars along the way. Our program will help startups “level up” quickly, with curated support and access to a network of utility giants.

AusNet Services
A major player in the Australian energy industry. We are Victoria’s largest energy delivery service business owning and operating approximately $11 billion of electricity and gas distribution assets that connect into more than 1.3 million Victorian homes and businesses. The energy landscape is transforming and so are we. We are looking for new ways to move energy with significant investment in creating energy solutions to meet tomorrow’s.

Chad Hymas

Executive General Manager

Mark Judd

Manager Emerging Energy Markets

Caroline Taylor

Marketing Manager
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority
DEWA is committed to promoting Dubai’s vision through the delivery of sustainable electricity and water services at a world-class level of reliability, efficiency and safety in an environment that nurtures innovation with a competent workforce and effective partnerships; supporting the sustainability of resources.

His Excellency Saeed Mohamed Al Tayer


Shaima Al Awadhi

Manager, Business Process Improvement
Electricity Supply Board (ESB)
ESB is Ireland’s leading energy company, operating across the full spectrum of the electricity market: from generation, through transmission and distribution to supply. In addition, ESB extracts further value at certain points along this chain: supplying gas, using our networks to carry fibre for telecommunications, developing electric vehicle public charging infrastructure and an international consultancy arm which has worked in 120 countries globally.

Paul Mulvaney

Executive Director of Innovation

John McKiernan

Head of External Collaboration
Energias de Portugal (EDP)
EDP is an energy producer, distributor and retailer with around 12 million customers in Portugal, Spain and Brazil. EDP has around 25GW of power production capacity of which 10GW are wind power generation, making us the 4 th largest wind power producer in the world and 3 rd in the US, and 5GW are hydro. Our renewable power business is present in 14 countries including US, Brazil and several European countries. More company information at edp.pt and startup support program information at edpstarter.com

Luis Manuel

Executive Board Member, EDP Innovation

Tomás Moreno

Head of Special Projects

Carla Pimenta

Head of Entrepreneurship
innogy New Ventures LLC
innogy SE is a European energy company, offering sustainable and innovative energy solutions. With its three business areas of renewables, grid & infrastructure as well as retail, it addresses the requirements of a modern, decarbonised, decentralised and digital energy world.

Stefan Padberg

Managing Director

Florian Kolb

Managing Director
Origin Energy
Origin is an Australian integrated energy solutions provider with leading positions across energy retailing, power generation and natural gas production. Origin has a rapidly growing renewable energy portfolio, and was the world's first energy company to adopt all seven 'We Mean Business Coalition' initiatives, joining a worldwide group of non-government organisations, signatory companies and institutional investors committed to leadership on climate change.  Origin is also scaling up its capabilities in digital metering and data and analytics to create more innovative and differentiated energy solutions for its millions of customers.

Anthony Lucas

Executive General Manager, Future Energy and Business Development

Dr. Cameron Briggs

Head of Future Energy
SP Group
SP Group is a leading energy utilities group in the Asia Pacific. It owns and operates electricity and gas transmission and distribution businesses in Singapore and Australia, and district cooling businesses in Singapore and China. SP Group is committed to providing customers with reliable and efficient energy utilities services. More than 1.4 million industrial, commercial and residential customers in Singapore benefit from SP Group’s world-class transmission, distribution and market support services. These networks are amongst the most reliable and cost-effective world-wide. For more information, please visit spgroup.com.sg follow us on Facebook

May Liew

Vice President, Strategic Development

Chong Hwee Queen

Manager, Strategic Development,

Leong Wai Yee

Senior Engineer, Strategic Development
Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings (TEPCO)
Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc. (TSE: 9501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is the largest utility in Japan serving millions of homes and businesses. Worldwide the company has more than 34 subsidiaries and 32 affiliates in 8 countries and employs approximately 42,060 people. Consolidated revenue for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017, totalled 5.3 trillion Japanese yen. The company was established in 1951 and is listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

Hirokazu Yamaguchi

Executive General Manager, Global Innovation & Investments