We talked with Energy Impact Partners' CEO & CUO
Energy Impact Partners (EIP) is a first-of-its-kind electric utility investment fund, formed by industry players with several years of energy experience. The fund is built on a collaborative strategic investing approach pioneered by the team when they worked at General Electric.
It provides its partners with information on emerging technologies and business models. It also offers collaboration and best-practice sharing among peers and strategic investments in the potential building blocks for the utility of the future. EIP's partners, among others, include Southern Company, National Grid, Xcel Energy and Tepco. The firm was founded in 2015.
We talked with Hans Kobler, EIP's CEO, and Kevin Fitzgerald, its Chief Utility Officer. Kobler was previously CEO of Digital Power Capital, and headed GE Capital's energy technology practice. Fitzgerald was previously executive vice president and general counsel of Pepco Holdings, and headed Troutman Sanders' utility practice.
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