New CTO appointment at re.alto as company prepares to scale

re.alto, the European market leader in energy data and digital services, is delighted to announce the appointment of Pepijn Schoen as new Chief Technical Officer [CTO]. With a wealth of experience working with technology-led early stage companies, Pepijn joins re.alto to accelerate technical innovation in the next stage of company growth.

Pepijn Schoen re.alto CTO

re.alto was founded by Elia Group to create the first European marketplace for the exchange of energy data, digital products and services via APIs. The marketplace attracted significant interest from across the energy industry following its launch in 2020, with hundreds of registered users and a broad range of available APIs. Earlier this year, re.alto launched Connect, an industry-first suite of fully managed data-as-a-service solutions which includes metering, solar and electric vehicle data. As CTO, Pepijn will be responsible for overseeing the continued technical development of Connect and the marketplace and will focus on further scaling both products in line with the company’s ambitious growth strategy.

Commenting on his appointment, Pepijn said: “I’ve been keen to work in the energy industry for nearly a decade after my time spent as a software engineer in nuclear fusion, and I’m delighted to be joining the field at a time of such widespread transformation. re.alto is a key player in the drive for a sustainable energy transition and I was impressed by both its strategic ambition and positive company culture. I’m looking forward to playing my part in taking re.alto on the next phase in its growth journey.”

re.alto CEO Alexandre Torreele said: “Pepijn brings a depth of experience and impressive calibre in technological innovation that will support re.alto in delivering our vision of a truly connected energy ecosystem. We’re delighted to welcome him to the team.”

Pepijn has previously held a number of CTO positions, most recently at Voya, where he was responsible for the development of an end-to-end digital business travel solution, and at travel tech company Triprebel. As Entrepreneur in Residence at StartupBootcamp in both London and Amsterdam he mentored CTOs and developers throughout their accelerator programmes. Pepijn started his career in software engineering and holds a MSc in Software Technology from Linnaeus University in Sweden.

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For further information, please contact Poppy Blautzik, Marketing Lead at re.alto – poppy.blautzik@realto.io

 

About re.alto

Based in Belgium and set up in 2019 as part of Elia Group, re.alto aims to become the principal provider of API solutions for the energy sector, connecting players to energy data and accelerating the digital transition towards a low carbon future. The re.alto marketplace brings together providers and users from all sides of the energy economy, facilitating the exchange of digital products through standardized energy APIs. The easy-to-use platform allows companies to capture, organise and share data securely to unlock innovation, create new revenue streams and increase market visibility. re.alto Connect is a suite of fully managed data solutions, offering pioneering access to near-real-time energy data. The data-as-a-service products deliver metering, solar and electric vehicle data through a single universal connectivity layer for seamless integration. 

Visit us at www.re.alto.io

About Elia Group

Elia Group is active in electricity transmission. We ensure that generation and consumption are balanced around the clock, supplying 30 million end users with electricity. With subsidiaries in Belgium (Elia) and north-east Germany (50Hertz), we operate 19,271 km of high-voltage connections. As such, our group is one of Europe’s top 5. With a reliability level of 99.999%, we give society a robust power grid, which is important for socioeconomic prosperity. We also aspire to be a catalyst for a successful energy transition towards a reliable, sustainable and affordable energy system.

In addition to its activities as a transmission system operator, Elia Group provides various consulting services to international customers through its subsidiary Elia Grid International (EGI). Elia is also part of the Nemo Link consortium that operates the first sub-sea electrical interconnector between Belgium and the UK. Elia Group is a listed holding company whose core shareholder is the municipal holding company Publi-T.

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