• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

Lauren Kuntz


Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

Lauren Kuntz is CEO and Co-Founder of Gaiascope, a YC-backed energy startup providing electricity grid forecasts and renewable optimization to accelerate our transition to sustainable energy. Lauren has spent over a decade working on climate and energy problems - she was first introduced to the challenge of decarbonization as an undergraduate at MIT studying mechanical engineering and physics, and has continued to work on the problem ever since. She completed her PhD in climate science at Harvard, before working briefly as a NOAA postdoc researcher at the University of Washington.

Sessions With Lauren Kuntz

Wednesday, 8 March

  • 07:30am - 08:10am (CST) / 08/mar/2023 01:30 pm - 08/mar/2023 02:10 pm

    Managing the Grid in a New Technology Environment

    New and developing energy sources are enabling us to get our electricity more cleanly, more efficiently, and in some cases, more affordably. However, what impact are these added sources having on the traditional electric grid? What are the new technologies emerging to enable a better managed grid, one that allows for new sources of reliable power without the threat of overloading it?

Thursday, 9 March

  • 10:30am - 11:00am (CST) / 09/mar/2023 04:30 pm - 09/mar/2023 05:00 pm

    Gaiascope | Grid intelligence: Increasing Returns and Reducing Risk

    We need to be investing roughly 2 Trillion dollars in the grid annually through 2050 to hit carbon zero targets, however the current IRR of renewable assets is only around 4-5%. This session will highlight how Gaiascope's asset optimization, risk management, and forecasting platform can increase IRR of renewables, helping unlock investments and accelerate our energy transition.