At the beginning of 2016 Founder and CEO Olivier Corradi became obsessed with how data could act as a catalyst to put humanity back on a sustainable path. Climate change is a major issue - and also an extremely complex issue to solve.
As we know, climate change is predominantly caused by fossil fuels being burned for energy. A key piece of the solution is to electrify the world, but when electricity is produced by fossil fuels, it does not make a difference.
In a world that is increasingly becoming electric, there is a need for transparency and accurate information on electricity consumption, CO2 emissions, and the actual carbon footprint of electricity consumed.
As wind and solar production fluctuate throughout the day, this information needs to be dynamic and updated in real-time. As this real-time information about the physical origin of electricity will be scrutinized and challenged by many parties, the effort has to be collaborative, open, and transparent.
This is what motivated the creation of Electricity Maps. It started as a simple real-time data visualization in June 2016 and turned into a comprehensive data platform with high scientific integrity.
More than 40,000 people use our app on a daily basis and market leaders like Google and Microsoft, are using our API for extensive projects in order to reach their climate goals and help their users take action against climate change.
Our goal: a truly decarbonized electricity system. To get there, we will organize the world's electricity information, and use it to drive the transition toward a truly decarbonized electricity system.
Olivier is a statistician, data scientist and software engineer. He previously managed data science and engineering at French AI startup Snips (acquired by Sonos), hiring the first 30 employees. In his spare time, Olivier fiddles around with digital music production, plays soccer and worships the 2nd law of thermodynamics. He studied engineering at Ecole Centrale Paris and mathematical statistics at the Technical University of Denmark.
Liv is a French/Danish business development lead, with experience in leading sales organisations and transformational partnerships within the tech environment (Google, Rocket Internet among others). Liv is also a certified Yoga Instructor and huge fan of the Ocean where she spends most of her free time surfing.
James is an American engineering leader based in Denmark. He previously worked with teams at Zendesk and Peakon (acquired by Workday) to build a wide variety of software products. Among other things, James enjoys strong coffee, quiet walks, and cycling through the Danish countryside with his family.
Sveta is a Copenhagen-based product leader. Previously she worked at Falcon.io and Labster where she developed her passion for solving customer problems. In her spare time Sveta loves hiking, sailing and reading.
Jean-Baptiste has extensive experience navigating the stormy seas that separate the technical and political worlds. Before joining the drive towards 24/7 carbon free energy matching, he contributed to UN climate negotiations, helped structure and finance France smart-grid strategies, led the delivery of Europe Ten Years Network Development Plan and worked on electricity hot topics from market design to offshore development.
Pierre is a French data scientist and engineer. He studied applied mathematics at the Technical University of Denmark, and at Ecole Centrale Paris. His love for outdoors activities, such as skiing, hiking or climbing developed in him a strong desire to fight climate change.
Mads is a Danish full stack developer. He has a background in design, UX & development from the IT University of Copenhagen and has previously been building educational software at Lix Technologies.
Mathilde Daugy is a French data analyst who previously worked at the International Energy Agency on improving energy data collection. Mathilde enjoys exploring the outdoors, on foot or on her bike.
Nina is a Danish Operations Analyst. She has a background in Global Business and IT from the IT University of Copenhagen and is currently pursuing her masters degree in Digital Innovation and Management at the IT University of Copenhagen.
Felix is a Danish software developer. Felix enjoys exploring new programming languages, frameworks, and platforms. Before joining Electricity Maps, Felix worked with DevOps tools at a listed Danish software company.
Tony is a Kiwi software engineer. He has a background in computer science from Auckland University of Technology with a focus on software and machine learning. Before joining Electricity Maps he built recycling software for Auckland Council and Visy Recycling as well as working with New Zealand based AI and environmental startups. While not behind a computer, Tony can be found riding a bicycle or enjoying the ocean.
Julien is a French energy engineer. He studied general engineering at Ecole Polytechnique in France and sustainable energy at the Technical University of Denmark. Julien is fond of playing sports such as rugby and beach volley. When not enjoying outdoor activities such as hiking or kitesurfing, he works as a product specialist in Electricity Maps to fight climate change.
Íngrid is a data scientist and engineer. She studied engineering at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, where she obtained her PhD in Electrical Engineering, taking part of it at the Technical University of Denmark. She previously worked at research centers in Barcelona and weather and power forecast companies in Copenhagen. In her spare time, Íngrid enjoys chai latte, handcrafts and walking around discovering the world.
Robin is a French software engineer who loves green challenges. He studied computer science and security at the Technical University of Denmark and engineering at Ecole Centrale de Nantes. When he is not fiddling with IoT devices, you will find him outdoors hiking, camping or skiing. Before joining ElectricityMaps he worked on security integrations at several companies.
Viktor is a Swedish software developer and engineer. He studies Digital Design and Innovation at Halmstad University. Viktor has a background in web development and enjoys spending time in nature doing activities such as walking, biking, swimming, or alpine skiing.
Mathias is a Danish product manager with an interdisciplinary background in sustainable design and software development. He previously co-founded a startup and worked at a software company building machine learning products. In his spare time he enjoys programming, biking, and listening to podcast.
Florian is an Austrian data scientist with a background in machine learning and high-performance computing. He obtained an undergraduate degree in mathematics, a graduate degree in data science from ETH Zurich and previously worked as a research assistant on compressing climate datasets at Torsten Hoefler’s lab. Outside of office hours, you’re likely to find him at a social dancing event, a jazz bar or on his bike.
Benjamin is an American sales professional who spent the majority of his career working in Austin, Texas in the cloud computing industry both as an individual contributor and manager. He moved to Copenhagen in 2022 to pursue his MBA in sustainability at Copenhagen Business School. In his spare time, Benjamin likes the outdoors and cooking the traditional cuisine of his native Alabama.
Alex is a digital product designer from Romania, with an interest in sustainability and mental health. Before joining Electricity Maps, he worked at several green tech startups in the energy sector, with a focus on helping consumers see the full picture of their energy consumption and raising climate awareness. In his free time, he enjoys a cozy board game evening, live concerts and when it's sunny, you will always find him exploring the nature.
Silke is a Danish software developer. She studies Software Development at the IT University of Copenhagen. Silke is a former professional football player and before joining Electricity Maps she worked at Netcompany as a Student Developer. In her spare time, she likes to do sports or play board games with friends and family.
Théo is an french mechanical engineer from INSA Lyon, with a professional background in renewable energy operations and people leadership role.
He moved to Copenhagen in 2017 and spend his free time between two passions: producing and playing live Electronic Music and playing beach-volley.