2023
Emerging Leaders
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Tomas van Stee

Founder and CEO, EnPowered

By paying companies in advance for their future energy savings, thus eliminating the need for any up-front investment, Tomas and Empowered have unlocked opportunities for large energy consumers to timeshift their grid energy consumption from peak rate periods onto 70 MW worth of container-sized batteries, which then get recharged overnight, and which Enpowered controls to maximize savings. A great side effect of the program is that peak energy consumption uses a lot more natural gas, while overnight off-peak energy used to recharge the batteries is almost all emission-free – resulting in 1,500 MT of CO2 avoided – as well as cost savings totalling $73 million over the last year.