Naked Energy Appears At EarthxCities Extreme Weather Discussion


Naked Energy CEO Christophe Williams appears today (April 26th 2019) between 1:30pm and 3:30pm as a panellist in the EarthX discussion 'EarthxCities - 2019 Focus. Resilience. Planning for, responding to and recovering from extreme weather events'.

Williams is being joined by Lisa Gonzales, from the Houston Advance Research Center;  Paul Crewe from Anthesis (Anthesis are Naked Energy’s new partners); Bob Perciasepe, C2ES and Richard Seline, Resilience Capital Partners. The moderator is Richard Eidlin from the American Sustainable Business Council.

"By 2050, 70% of the world’s population will be living in cities. With increasing numbers of 'climate change incidents', cities worldwide now need to become smarter and more resilient to extreme climate events" according to Christophe Williams. "Both before disaster strikes, but also afterwards".

Naked Energy's Virtu can help the transition to distributed energy, according to Williams.

He says: “Distributed energy can help buildings and communities become more energy independent and maintain critical infrastructure after an extreme weather event".

Virtu's low profile tubular design means it is better suited to extreme weather conditions.

"We create energy independence and resilience for cities," says Williams.

Naked Energy plans to work closely with local businesses and governments to deploy Virtu and combine it with other technologies.

The discussion will focus on how communities can become better equipped to recover from a weather-related disaster. This includes developing public-private-civic partnerships, acquiring new dispatchable clean power systems, increasing their operational capabilities, using smart grid and green technologies, finding innovative ways to finance infrastructure upgrades, and addressing challenges and risks posed by water.

The event is being held at the Briscoe Carpenter Center in Fair Park, Dallas, Texas, USA.

Christophe Williams