ADMS was represented by MAC at the Free Electrons workshops in San Francisco on 26-29 June 2018.

The energy market has seen rapid changes in recent years with the rise of renewables, decentralization of the energy system, regulatory uncertainties and disruptive new technologies. To stay ahead, there is a strong need for utilities to source more innovation externally and consider the beyond utilities business models.

Free Electrons is a global alliance of the following innovative energy utilities, who are leaders in the clean energy transition, delivering cutting edge solutions to over 40 Countries, 76 Million customers and US$163 Billion in revenue, who have come together to do just that:

1.       American Electric Power USA
2.       AusNet Services Australia
3.       CLP Group Hong Kong
4.       Dubai Electricity and Water Authority Dubai
5.       Electricity Supply Board (ESB) Ireland
6.       Energias de Portugal (EDP) Portugal
7.       innogy New Ventures LLC Germany
8.       Origin Energy – Australia
9.       SP Group Singapore
10.   Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings (TEPCO) Japan


The San Francisco meeting, which took place at Swissnex, focused on pitching the next-generation ideas and new innovative products to “level up” quickly, with curated support and access to a network of utility giants.

The pictures show Connor O’Reilly of MAC in his pitch of GridWatch, the Distributed Sensor Network smart grid monitoring system that MAC is now deploying globally as an output of the ADM project.