Guest: Dan Brown (LinkedIn)
Organization LF Energy (Twitter)
LF Energy is pleased to announce the return of the LF Energy Summit in Paris on June 1-2, 2023, bringing together the LF Energy community, utilities, regulators, policymakers, and developers to tackle some of the burning topics the industry is currently facing.
In this episode of TFiR: Newsroom, Swapnil Bhartiya catches up with Dan Brown, Head of Communications at LF Energy, to talk about the upcoming LF Energy Summit in June and what the key focuses of the event will be. He talks about the current challenges of transitioning to renewables and the role open source is playing.
Key highlights from the video interview are:
- LF Energy is part of the Linux Foundation, building open-source software and hardware solutions, standards, and specifications to transform the energy sector to tackle the challenges it is facing in transitioning to renewables and decarbonization.
- The first energy summit took place in Edinburgh alongside Open Source Summit in 2018 having launched LF Energy a few months prior. Due to COVID, events were moved to virtual but Brown is excited they can reconvene LF Energy Summit once again.
- LF Energy Summit will be a two-day event in Paris on June 1-2, 2023 to bring together the LF Energy community. Key focuses will be on utilities and regulators in North America, Europe, and other locations, helping them understand why open source is crucial to achieving decarbonization.
- This is a hybrid event with all the content and sessions being live-streamed if you are not able or do not wish to travel to the event. Recordings will also be made available on their YouTube channel a month or two following the event.
- Notable sessions include a keynote from Tony Shannon from the government of Ireland and Anna Hermansen from LF Research will be presenting two new research studies, one on how ready utilities are for this transformation and another where she will be joined by Chris Chi from Future Wave on how to accelerate microgrids.
- Data is largely driving this transformation which is why it is critical to be able to forecast accurately. Brown discusses the challenges of collecting that volume of data, storing it, and analyzing it. There will be multiple sessions that dive into this complex topic.
- Brown encourages utilities from Europe, North America, and APAC to attend the event, as well as regulators and policymakers. They are also in need of more developers working on tools to get them to the point of being commercially viable.
This summary was written by Emily Nicholls.