• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

Francis O'Sullivan

S2G Ventures

Managing Director

Francis O’Sullivan is a Managing Director leading clean energy-focused direct investment at S2G Ventures. Prior to this role Frank was Head of Onshore Strategy at Ørsted, where he was responsible for the long-term commercial planning underpinning the company’s investment programs across onshore wind, solar, storage and green H2. In addition, Frank was responsible for managing Ørsted’s early-stage investment portfolio. Before joining Ørsted, Frank was Director of Research for the MIT Energy Initiative and Co-Director of the MIT Electric Power System Center. Frank continues to hold a Senior Lecturer position at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Frank is a Senior Associate with the Energy and National Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington DC, and he is a Distinguished Associate with the Energy Futures Initiative. Prior to Ørsted and MIT, Frank worked for McKinsey & Company. He received his Ph.D., E.E., and S.M. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his B.E. degree from the National University of Ireland, all in electrical engineering.

Sessions With Francis O'Sullivan

Thursday, 9 March

  • 03:30pm - 04:10pm (CST) / 09/mar/2023 09:30 pm - 09/mar/2023 10:10 pm

    Thinking Systematically About Energy Transition

    The energy system is vast, complex and essential—a multitude of intertwined value chains that operate on a local, regional and global level with an installed infrastructure network that addresses movement across time and distance. We expect the system and the energy produced to be accessible, affordable, reliable, resilient, secure and increasingly low carbon. Ensuring the future energy system addresses these economic, environmental and equity expectations is one of the greatest challenges in our lifetime. And we expect this to happen in the next 25 years!