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Devrim Celal

Devrim Celal

CEO, KrakenFlex
United Kingdom

Devrim is the CEO of KrakenFlex, formerly Upside Energy, which joined the Octopus Energy Group in 2020 to add another layer of capabilities to Octopus’s energy technology platform, ‘Kraken’.

Kraken’s cloud-based flexibility platform controls and optimises distributed energy resources such as batteries of all sizes, EVs, solar and wind generation or heat pumps with machine learning and AI to match electricity supply and demand, helping the electricity grid deal with the natural volatility of renewable generation. KrakenFlex is currently contracted to manage over 5 GW of power.

Before starting KrakenFlex, Devrim’s professional career saw him take up executive roles with blue chip management consultancies and finance companies such as Publicis Sapient, Kearney and Lansdowne. He also holds an MBA from Yale University and is an independent non-executive director of the Thames Estuary Growth Board, where he co-chairs the hydrogen committee, and a Member of the Yale University Alumni Association Board of Governors.


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