Arcadia COO, Kate Hennigsen, on Clean Tech and Disrupting the Energy Market, Non-Traditional Backgrounds for Working in Tech (and Ops!), Energy Regulation, M&A, Board, Risk, and Cash Management, & the Power of a Well Written Cold Email
The compelling Kate Hemington, co-founder and COO of Arcadia Power, joins us for a deep dive into the revolutionary world of clean tech and the disruption of the energy market. Her unique insights, stemming from her academic background at the University of Oxford and experience in corporate litigation, shed light on how Arcadia Power leverages digitization in the traditionally regulated energy industry. Through our enlightening conversation, we navigate the dynamics of energy monopoly and how the legal and policy perspective can create unique opportunities.
We venture into the intricate world of community solar and renewable energy, unraveling how states incentivize third-party developers to build renewable power sources. Kate reveals how Arcadia Power simplifies this process for customers by providing a guaranteed savings rate. The conversation illuminates how community solar is not only beneficial for customers but is also instrumental in replacing dirty electrons with clean ones.
Our discussion also explores how Arcadia Power's data platform, Arc, is used to retrofit billions of machines for maximum decarbonization. Get ready to uncover how this data empowers other companies to help their customers make micro-decisions. We also discuss the complexities of managing acquisitions, integrating products, and board composition in a startup environment. The dialogue emphasizes the importance of strong leadership, a growth mindset, and effective communication in overcoming challenges. The episode wraps up with an intriguing discussion on the power of cold emails to forge impactful connections. Tune in to this riveting episode to gain a deeper understanding of the clean tech revolution.