about us

Repower is a global non-profit initiative led by Quantified Carbon dedicated to the repowering of coal power plants. Repower receives philanthropic funding from Founders Pledge, fuelling our mission to accelerate the transition to clean heat sources.

Find Out More

What We Do

Starting over two years ago we have published studies on coal repowering in Poland and China.

We are now expanding our area of focus to include India, Indonesia and South Korea.

A Global Network

Since starting, we’ve worked with technology vendors, research institutes, NGOs, universities and other organisations actively working on the decarbonisation of coal plants.

Our story starts with Quantified Carbon-  a consultancy specialising in technical assessments of clean technology options, energy systems modelling, and optimisation to support decarbonisation of energy systems and industries.

View Quantified Carbon

Repower is a two year research and promotion programme, established by Quantified Carbon, dedicated to the repowering of coal power plants by clean heat sources.

View Our Reports

Our Team

Repower Initiative was established in 2016 and employ a team of experts based throughout Europe and around the world.

Staffan Qvist


Staffan is a Swedish engineer and consultant to clean energy projects around the world. He is the coauthor of the book, A Bright Future: How Some Countries Have Solved Climate Change and the Rest Can Follow (PublicAffairs Books, January 2019).

Joseph McKenna

Senior Developer

Dr. Joseph McKenna is a Senior Developer and a machine learning expert. He has a background in antimatter research, data acquisition, systems management, and the application of machine learning to data.

Daniel Cox

Senior Developer

Daniel is responsible for data pipelines, capacity expansion modelling, and coupling of the tools within the QCL modelling framework.

Sebastian Svanstrom

Senior Developer

Sebastian has a background in nuclear reactor development and solar cell material research. He is currently responsible for energy modelling and PtX projects for industrial clients.

Bryony Worthington


Baroness Bryony is a life peer in the UK House of Lords and a life-long environmental campaigner. She was the lead author on the 2008 Climate Change Act, a landmark piece of legislation which legally requires the UK to reduce its emissions to a level 80% lower than its emissions in 1990.

Albert Payaró-Llisterri

Project Manager

Albert is an entrepeneur with a Masters degree in Materials Science and Renewable Energy Engineering. He is also the CEO and co-founder of the start-up Urban Oasis, a company which designs, engineers and builds indoor farms around the world.

Václav Šísl

RepowerScore Developer

Václav is an independent software developer and consultant working on projects on the intersection of data, energy, and sustainability. His responsibility in the Repower project is to make RepowerScore data accessible and understandable.

Pawel Dabek

Academic / GIS developer

Paweł has a background in environmental engineering and spatial management. He is currently responsible for data acquisition and GIS spatial analysis. Paweł is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty Of Environmental Engineering And Geodesy at Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences.

Łukasz Bartela


Łukasz Bartela is an Associate Professor in the Department of Power Engineering and Turbomachinery at Silesian University of Technology.

Pawel Gladysz


Pawel Gladysz is as an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Energy and Fuels at AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow.

Yaoli Zhang


Yaoli Zhang is an Associate Professor at Xiamen University, and has a strong research background in mathematical modelling, optimisation, heat transfer, fluid flow, Python, and Matlab, holding a Ph.D. in Energy from Tsinghua University.

Wei Li


Wei Li is a Professor Senior Engineer at China Power Engineering Consulting Group Corporation, and has a deep research background in Nuclear safety analysis and system design, being proficient with domestic thermal power plant information.

Professor Jeong Ik Lee


Dr. Jeong Ik Lee is a Professor at KAIST specializing in nuclear energy and power system design. He’s known for his work on small modular reactors and applying machine learning to nuclear safety. He’s also a member of the Young Korean Academy of Science and Technology as of 2022.

Dr. Yonghee Kim


Dr. Yonghee Kim is a Professor at KAIST with expertise in advanced nuclear reactors and waste transmutation. He has served on various advisory and editorial boards, including the Korean Nuclear Society.

Dr. Man-Sung Yim


Dr. Man-Sung Yim is a KAIST Professor and founder of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Education and Research Center. His work spans nuclear risk management, policy, and waste management, and he serves on multiple international advisory committees.

Jai Oan Cho


Jai Oan Cho is a PhD Candidate at KAIST focusing on nuclear plant safety simulations. He has won several awards for his research papers and posters and is interested in the role of Small Modular Reactors in replacing coal plants.

Seok Ho Song


Seok Ho is a PhD Candidate at KAIST, specialising in nuclear engineering, including simulation codes for LAES and APR1400, nuclear safety analysis, machine learning for predicting nuclear accidents, and identifying severe accident event sequences

Seok Jun Oh


Seok Jun Oh is a PhD Candidate at KAIST, specialising in the economic impact of uranium enrichment processes on microreactors using HALEU, the development of carbon-negative liquid air energy storage systems with carbon capture, and the assessment of transitioning coal power plants to SMRs for reduced carbon emissions.

our network

Founders Pledge provides philanthropic funding to both the Repower Initiative and TerraPraxis. We are pleased to contribute to the collective effort to accelerate the shift towards energy sources.

get in touch

If you would like more information on our project, please email us or get in touch using our LinkedIn page.