Origami bolsters team to lead 2023 battery storage software charge
Updated: Jan 18
Origami invests in Product team with Lewis Pulley to meet demand from investors for an independent technology platform to underpin real-time, lifetime operations. While Former Anesco CEO, Mark Futyan brings extensive international renewables and BESS experience to Origami’s board.
We're proud to announce that we've made two senior appointments as we accelerate development and delivery of our core software products for renewable asset investors and managers in 2023 – starting with the ambitious Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) market.
This investment in personnel – at board level and in Product leadership – comes at the start of what is expected to be a transformative year for businesses leading the energy transition, with asset investors and managers turning to agile digital solutions in response to increased portfolio complexity.
With fundamental energy market changes underway, price volatility creating uncertainty and portfolios growing in both size and diversity, investors need new capabilities to manage risk and maximise opportunities. The market is increasingly calling for an independent ‘software layer’ which sits across all physical assets and financial markets, giving investors, asset owners and optimisers the real-time data insights needed to work most effectively with their route-to-market (RTM) providers and other stakeholders.
Mark Futyan joins the Origami board as an independent Non Executive Director, bringing with him a wealth of energy sector knowledge, including in the energy storage market, along with extensive capital raising and technology procurement & development expertise. In his previous role as CEO of energy services provider Anesco, he led the development, operation and optimisation of one of the largest UK energy storage portfolios.
Mark’s market experience will be invaluable to Origami as we bring online our expanded suite of products. These products will initially be targeted at owners and investors of BESS assets, but ultimately grow into a more holistic platform for businesses across the energy market. They will build upon Origami’s ability to integrate all financial, contractual and physical data into a single energy data platform that is used by portfolio owners, their partners and stakeholders alike.
Mark Futyan, Non Executive Director at Origami, said:“As the energy industry becomes increasingly decentralised and modular, and investment becomes more fragmented, Origami's platform is uniquely positioned to create clarity from the complexity. I'm excited to help steer an organisation set to put data technology at the heart of a vital industry, accelerating the transition to a low carbon future.”
As Origami doubles down on its product focus over the next 12 months, Lewis Pulley has been appointed to lead product strategy and vision. With a background in the renewables sector and an entrepreneurial mindset, he brings an intimate understanding of how to identify high-value opportunities within complex, rapidly evolving markets. This experience has been cultivated during roles at Ecotricity and So Energy building out Energy-as-a-Service propositions.
Lewis Pulley at Origami said “The tipping point has arrived, 2023 is the year where we will turn words into action in the digitalisation of the transition to Net Zero. It has been some time coming and Origami intends to be the global ‘operating system’ for grids the world over."
“Our conversations with owners and investment funds are now laser-focused on building the functions they need to independently take control of their own fortunes, mobilising billions in capital, maximising ROI operationally and ensuring the highest asset value within a quickly evolving sector, which is the gateway to solving the climate crisis.”
“I’m thrilled to join a super ambitious SaaS provider dedicated to delivering CleanTech products that solve the most complex of problems – starting with those needed to grow BESS portfolios rapidly. This will be our first phase as we deliver on our wider product roadmap that helps contribute to high value for our customers and a better world for future generations.”
Origami is on a mission to help build a green energy world powered by smart technology. Origami is the leading, independent energy data & portfolio management platform for BESS owners, energy services companies & optimisers. Origami helps manage and commercialise growing portfolios of green energy assets.