class of 2018

Class of 2018

Alstom invited World-Gen to the world’s first solar energy smart grid storage demonstration project in Nice, France in 2014. Alstom, now GE, partnered with EDF, Saft and others to build a micro grid. See what’s happening in the industry since from the Class of 2018 who share their experiences and visions. We are pleased and proud to present the 19th Class of the Millennium.

GE’s Power Services is doubling down on operational excellence, transforming to a new structure reports recently appointed President & CEO Scott Strazik on page 4.

Siemens and AES launched Fluence Energy, an energy storage technology and services company; Johannes Reinschke, CTO, and Dennis Fehr, CFO, share on pages 6 and 8.

ABB’s wrap-around Ability/TM digital platform drives operational improvements Jon Towslee, Director of Business Development, tells us on pages 8 and 10.

Emerson fast-forwards to today’s assets, microgrids, and storage requiring a new age automation model introduced by Rick Kephart, Director of Research & Technology, on page 12.

Greensmith Energy plans to continue to make energy storage an integral part of the energy infrastructure, President & CEO John Jung says on page 14.

Innowatts plans to disrupt the operating model of utilities by using artificial intelligence, Sid Sachdeva, Founder and CEO, predicts on page 15.

Trina is transitioning from a component manufacturer to a clean energy solution provider Jing Tian, President North America, said on page 16.

The biobased economy is approaching a tipping point in its growth and maturation, BIO President & CEO Jim Greenwood underscores on page 17.

Pattern Energy is expanding its portfolio by entering the Japanese renewable market in wind and solar, Michael Garland, President & CEO, lays out on page 18.

8 Minuteenergyrenewables believes dispatchable solar is an incredible growth market, Martin Hermann, Founder & CEO, plans on page 19.

Gilian Corral joins the Class of 2018 as a contributing editor to World-Gen on page 20. She reports from northern California.

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