Cristina Mata Yandiola

Location Head Europe at Powerledger

Cristina leads the European market expansion of Powerledger's blockchain platform for decentralized energy, grid flexibility, and renewable energy certificates. With extensive experience in distributed energy systems, grid integration of renewables, and electricity markets, Cristina drives Powerledger's impact on decentralized, decarbonized, resilient power systems. Over the past decade, Cristina has worked on optimizing and managing renewables and their grid integration at Iberdrola, Fraunhofer Institute, and Selco Foundation. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in energy engineering from Madrid Technical University and a Master's degree in Sustainable Energy Engineering from KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden) and Technical University of Berlin (Germany), specializing in power system transformation and grid flexibility. Cristina has been featured in the Forbes 30 under 30 list as one of the top energy leaders in Europe.

15:45 - 16:00

Tuesday 13/9/2022

Powerledger: How local energy markets and peer-to-peer energy trading benefit distribution utilities// EN


Global challenges in the energy transformation path are causing problems in the traditional grid. Increases in installed solar PV panels, home energy storage systems need effective management.

Powerledger provides a decentralized platform that facilitates a democratized energy market for flexibility. They are able to achieve new revenue streams for local energy markets. And in doing so, speed up the adoption of rooftop solar and battery storage