- SESSION 8: Leading Global Hydrogen Export Projects & Policies
John Cole is the Founder and Chief Executive of Edify Energy, a leading Australian utility scale renewable energy company. John has spearheaded renewable energy development in Europe, UK and Australia for the last 15 years.
Prior to establishing Edify in 2015, John was co-founder and Chief Investment Officer of London based Low Carbon. Edify has originated, financed and delivered circa 1 GW of utility scale solar PV and battery storage projects, with a strong pipeline of projects to follow.
Edify has a consented 1GW+ green hydrogen production facility in North East Australia. The initial stage of the project is geared for domestic use (industry, heavy vehicle mobility and marine transport) and thereafter export. Edify and its partner, Siemens Energy were recently successful in the German and Australian governments’ HyGATE funding round. Edify plans to be producing green hydrogen in 2025.
John has a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from James Cook University and a Master of Business Administration from the Australian Graduate School of Management.