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ENECHANGE CEO Receives Doctorate in Engineering from University of Cambridge
ENECHANGE Ltd. (Head Office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Representative Director, CEO:Yohei Kiguchi, President and Representative Director, COO: Ippei Arita) is pleased to announce that our CEO, Yohei Kiguchi, received his PhD in Engineering from the University of Cambridge in the UK on December 22, 2021. He started at the University’s Faculty of Engineering in 2013, and completed his doctoral research in June 2017, taking a leave of absence to prioritize ENECHANGE. He has now submitted his doctoral thesis and received his PhD.
The Fukushima nuclear power plant accident in March 2011 made Kiguchi aware of the current state of the energy industry in Japan, and he decided to pursue a doctoral degree in engineering at the University of Cambridge. At the University, he conducted analytical research using machine learning technology on prediction models for electricity data obtained from smart meters*. He published two international journal papers, “Predicting intra-day load profiles under time-of-use tariffs using smart meter data ,[Energy, 2019] ” and “Predicting Winners and Losers under Time-of-Use Tariff Using Smart Meter Data [Energy, 2021] ”, which were published in the peer-reviewed journal Energy, one of the top peer-reviewed journals in the energy field.
* Electricity meters that enable visualization of electricity usage by transmitting electricity usage data using a communication function.
Comment from Yohei Kiguchi, CEO, Representative Director of ENECHANGE Ltd.
While simultaneously working as a CEO of a listed company, , scouring dozens of international journal papers, conducting data analysis, and writing my doctoral thesis, I am happy to have successfully completed my doctoral degree. As CEO, I believe that my expertise in the scientific and academic fields will contribute to the growth of our business in various ways, including winning the trust of investors, reinforcing my advocacy in government committees, and building our engineering-focused culture.
About ENECHANGE Ltd.
ENECHANGE is an energy technology company with the mission of Changing Energy For A Better World, and promotes a carbon-free society through digital technology. Founded in 2015 and listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers in 2020 (securities code: 4169), ENECHANGE works in the 4Ds of Energy: Deregulation, Digitalization, Decarbonization, and Decentralization. We offer a range of SaaS solutions for energy companies and are experiencing rapid growth. Our company’s roots come from an energy data lab at the University of Cambridge, U.K., a country where liberalization is mature. ENECHANGE has a U.K. subsidiary, SMAP Energy Limited, which has developed analytical technology for energy data and provides us with links to a global network.
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