CERAWeek by S&P Global
Rolf Gibbels is Head of Worldwide Business Development - Power & Utilities, AWS.
This issue, we turn the spotlight on Exelon, the nations' largest energy delivery company, Amazon Web Services, the world's most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud, and EDP Renewables, the fourth largest producer worldwide. It is the second taste brought to you by the PUF team of what was experienced in Houston at CERAWeek by S&P Global.
Enjoy this conversation with Amazon Web Services' Rolf Gibbels.
PUF's Steve Mitnick: Rolf, what is your role at AWS, and what's a typical day like?
Rolf Gibbels: I lead global business development for power and utilities at Amazon Web Services, which is the cloud services division of Amazon. I've been at AWS for six years, previously with IBM and GE, and predominantly in the energy utility sector.
We work with utilities in the electricity, water, and gas businesses — essentially across all the major sources we need for our daily lives as individuals, but also as industrial/commercial organizations.
Important to first note that Amazon's goal is to power its operations with one-hundred percent renewable energy by 2025, which is five years ahead of our original 2030 commitment. A big part of achieving this goal is through the utilities, independent power producers, and providers that we work with every day.