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Bret Kugelmass

Bret Kugelmass

Chief Executive Officer, Last Energy
United States

Bret Kugelmass is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Last Energy, which designs, develops and delivers micro SMRs for industrial and grid scale applications.  Last Energy rapidly delivers clean, reliable, affordable nuclear energy at scale by innovating on the delivery model for nuclear power.

An entrepreneur and engineer, Bret is a leading voice on the essential role nuclear energy plays in achieving deep decarbonization and energy security. In 2017, Bret founded the Energy Impact Center, a Washington, DC-based research institute. EIC created and hosts the leading nuclear energy industry podcast, Titans of Nuclear, and in 2020 launched Open100 the world's first open source nuclear reactor design.  EIC's work on fast-tracking deployment roadmaps for small modular reactors became the basis of their key subject matter contributions to the governments of the United States, United Kingdom, Netherlands, and Sweden.

A former Silicon Valley entrepreneur, Bret is known for his work pioneering autonomous aerospace technology. Bret received his Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University. 

Sessions

Diamond Partner

  • Schneider Electric

 

Platinum Partner

  • Siemens AG

 

Gold Partners


  • Baker Hughes
  • Energy Web Foundation
  • Energynest
  • Ericsson
  • Gridspertise
  • Palantir
  • SAP
  • Siemens Energy
  • Solar Turbines
  • Wartsila

Silver Partners

  • Alfen
  • Babcock & Wilcox
  • Capgemini
  • G&E
  • IEEMA
  • IFS
  • Italgas
  • Landis+Gyr
  • Meters and More
  • Microsoft
  • NODES
  • PRIME Alliance

 

Knowledge Partner

  • Enel Foundation

 

Legal & Regulatory Partner

  • Pinsent Masons

 

Utility Partner

  • Dtek Grids
  • Enel Grids
  • RTE

 

Sponsors

  • ABS Group
  • AC Boilers
  • Accenture
  • Bergen Engines
  • Cisco
  • Cleanwatts
  • Driivz
  • Efacec
  • EnergyDome
  • Greencom Networks
  • Hive Power
  • Hiven Energy
  • iCONTEST
  • Itron
  • Kaluza
  • Kigen
  • Kore Wireless
  • Kraken Technologies
  • Last Energy
  • Minsait
  • Mytilineos
  • Nextgen
  • Oracle Energy and Water
  • Ormazabal
  • Piclo
  • Pietro Fiorentini
  • ProEnergy Services
  • PSM, a Hanwha company
  • Sentient Energy
  • SLM Solutions
  • Sungrow
  • Trilliant Networks
  • Uniper
  • Waterfall Security Solutions

 

Initiate Partners

  • EIT InnoEnergy
  • Enel Innovation Hubs
  • IMI
  • Rockstart
  • Siemens Energy
  • Start Up Energy Transition
  • TotalEnergies

 

Industry Partners

  • AIGET
  • ANIE Federazione
  • ANIMA Confindustria
  • Avere
  • CHARGE Energy Branding
  • CO2 Value
  • COGEN Europe
  • currENT
  • dena
  • DERlab
  • E.DSO
  • EASE
  • Elettricità Futura
  • Energia Media
  • ESMIG
  • ESWET
  • ETIP SNET
  • ETN
  • Eurelectric
  • Eurogas
  • Euroheat & Power
  • European Biogas Association
  • European Energy Retailers (EER)
  • Flow Batteries Europe
  • Generazione Distribuita (Distributed Generation)
  • GEODE
  • Hydrogen Europe
  • IEC - International Electrotechnical Commission
  • IPPF
  • IRENA
  • Lombardy Energy Cleantech Cluster (LE2C)
  • OSGP
  • Ricerca sul Sistema Energetico - RSE SpA
  • SmartEn
  • Start Up Energy Transition (SET)
  • VDMA
  • VDMA
  • VGBE Energy