Free Electrons

Free Electrons

Free Electrons is a global energy startup accelerator program that connects the world’s most promising startups with leading utility companies to co-create the future of energy and innovative customer solutions. swissnex San Francisco is co-managing the program alongside New Energy Nexus, a program of the California Clean Energy Fund.

Free Electrons presents an unprecedented opportunity for later-stage energy startups to gain access to the utility partners that can help them scale and expand into new markets around the world.

The utility partners in Free Electrons are leaders in the clean energy transition, covering more than 40 countries, representing over $148 billion in combined net income and access to over 73 million end customers worldwide.

Twelve startups will be chosen to participate in the Free Electrons Accelerator which consists of three separate week-long ‘customer adoption’ modules in Silicon Valley, Lisbon/Dublin, and Singapore, where they have the opportunity to meet with investors, attend leadership trainings and engage with utility decision makers in the hope of landing a contract and/or strategic investment during the program or trialing their service with one of the utilities.

Utility Program members include AusNet Services (Australia), Dubai Electricity and Water (DEWA) (UAE), Electricity Supply Board (Ireland), Energias de Portugalinnogy (Europe), Origin Energy (Australia), Singapore Power, and Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings (Japan).


Free Electrons is accepting applications from startups through February 28.



Program contact at swissnex San Francisco

Laura Erickson
Associate Director
swissnex San Francisco t: (415) 604-9784 Email