• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

Cully Cavness

Crusoe Energy

Co-Founder, President, & Chief Operating Officer

Cully is the co-founder, president, chief operating officer and member of the board of directors at Crusoe Energy Systems, an energy technology company that captures stranded energy to power modular datacenters and improves the environmental performance of both the energy and technology industries. The company has become one of the largest privately held cryptocurrency mining businesses in North America and operates a cloud computing platform with industry-leading climate and cost performance. Cully's leadership experience at Crusoe has included building a high functioning team of more than 300 professionals encompassing engineering, technology, business development, finance, law, operations and administration. As a co-founder, Cully has also held key roles in more than $500 million of fundraising with venture, project and credit capital investors. Crusoe's investors include G2VP, Inclusive Capital, Lowercarbon Capital, Mubadala, OIA, Founders Fund, Bain Capital Ventures, Valor Equity Partners, Polychain Capital, Winklevoss Capital, Lowercrabon Capital and others. Prior to launching Crusoe, Cully's background focused around energy technology and resource development as well as investment banking. Cully holds a bachelors degree in geology from Middlebury College, an MBA from the University of Oxford, and was a 2010 Watson Fellow in the subject of clean technology, policy and economics.

Sessions With Cully Cavness

Wednesday, 8 March

  • 10:00am - 10:30am (CST) / 08/mar/2023 04:00 pm - 08/mar/2023 04:30 pm

    Crusoe Energy | How Stranded Energy Will Shape the Future of Computing

    Although improvements in energy efficiency have enabled the growth of data centers without the same growth in energy demand, some forecast that data center electricity use will nevertheless grow to 8% by 2030. Both of these problems are solvable. By capturing stranded energy assets and pairing them with energy-intensive computing such as data centers or cloud computing, we can mitigate impact across both industries— ultimately aligning the future of computing with the future of the climate.
  • 01:30pm - 02:10pm (CST) / 08/mar/2023 07:30 pm - 08/mar/2023 08:10 pm

    Powering Data Centers with Clean Energy

    As the energy industry further advances its digitalization capabilities, data centers are becoming an integral part of a company’s operation. How can these valuable stand-alone facilities of the energy ecosystem operate with a smaller carbon footprint?

Thursday, 9 March

  • 08:30am - 09:00am (CST) / 09/mar/2023 02:30 pm - 09/mar/2023 03:00 pm

    Challenges and Learnings from decarbonizing distributed networks

    Decarbonizing distributed networks is challenging due to the widespread nature of assets. As our world gets more digitalized and connected every day the demands for power is ever increasing. This has a direct impact on the overall emissions footprint from distributed digital assets. We will explore the role of advanced materials, technology & innovation and a systems approach in improving energy efficiency of distributed assets and lowering the overall emissions footprint.