Energy Innovation Virtual Tour: Low-Carbon Solutions for Increased Reliability
About the Event
The California Energy Commission along with Cleantech San Diego and the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator hosted a Virtual Innovation Tour to showcase new clean energy technology solutions that can improve the reliability of the electric grid.
California’s electric system is critical to the state’s economic vitality and its residents’ well-being. Today, energy reliability is being challenged as severe weather and other threats to the system increase. To help address these challenges, the California Energy Commission and its partners are advancing new technology innovations that can improve the reliability of the electric grid while simultaneously reducing greenhouse gas emissions and air pollutants.
Attendees gained insight through a series of virtual demonstrations and tours across the state and learned about the next generation of grid reliability-enhancing technologies including Energy Storage, Grid-Interactive Efficient Buildings, Microgrids, Virtual Power Plants, and Vehicle-Grid Integration.
Agenda and Presentations
Introduction and Welcome Remarks
Chair David Hochschild shares the CEC’s commitment to advancing clean energy technology innovation while securing reliable energy that we can depend on for California’s communities, residents, and businesses.
Fireside Chat – Keeping the Lights On: Opportunities for Reliability
In this mainstage session, leaders from the California Energy Commission, the California Public Utilities Commission, and the California Independent Systems Operator will discuss near- and long-term reliability challenges facing California’s electric grid and opportunities to improve reliability through low-carbon approaches.
Perspectives from the Innovation Clusters
In this mainstage session, representatives from Cleantech San Diego and Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator share insights from their work with startup companies developing reliability-focused technologies and how the innovation clusters are supporting clean energy innovation.
Breakout 1: Energy Storage
Energy storage is a critical technology tool for maintaining reliability. While lithium-ion is the dominant technology for energy storage applications, new technologies are emerging that are showing promising results. Explore some of these exciting new advancements and learn how they can help enable a low-carbon, reliable grid.
Breakout 2: Grid-Interactive Efficient Buildings
Buildings have the potential to provide significant flexible capacity to maintain grid reliability. In this session, you’ll discover some of the new technology innovations that are helping to unlock this flexible capacity from California’s building stock.
Breakout 3: Microgrids and Virtual Power Plants
Behind-the-meter assets like solar and battery storage can provide another tool for maintaining and increasing grid reliability through applications such as microgrids and virtual power plants. This session will demonstrate new technologies and innovations that enable behind-the-meter assets to contribute to a reliable grid.
Breakout 4: Vehicle to Grid Integration Technology
As electric transportation becomes more prolific across California, electric vehicles and their energy storage capacity could provide another resource to grid operators to maintain reliability. This session will feature new technology solutions that can enable electric vehicles to support the grid while also reducing operating costs for electric vehicle owners.
Join our presenting developers as they answer your questions, discuss opportunities for scale, and learn more about how their technologies can meet our reliability needs.
David Hochschild was appointed Chair of the California Energy Commission by Governor Gavin Newsom in February 2019. He fills the environmental position on the five-member Commission where four of the five members are required by law to have professional training in specific areas - engineering or physical science, environmental protection, economics, and law.
Chair Hochschild's career has spanned public service, environmental advocacy, and the private sector. He first got involved in the solar energy field in 2001 in San Francisco as a special assistant to Mayor Willie Brown where Chair Hochschild launched a citywide $100 million initiative to put solar panels on public buildings. He also cofounded the Vote Solar Initiative, a 60,000-member advocacy organization promoting solar policies at the local, state, and federal levels. He was executive director of a national consortium of leading solar manufacturers and worked for five years at Solaria, a solar company in Silicon Valley. From 2007 to 2008, he served as a commissioner at the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission.
For his work to advance clean energy, Chair Hochschild was awarded the Sierra Club's Trailblazer Award, the American Lung Association's Clean Air Hero Award, and the U.S. Department of Energy's Million Solar Roof True Champion Award. Chair Hochschild holds a bachelor of arts from Swarthmore College and a master of public policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He also was a Coro Fellow in Public Affairs.
Governor Gavin Newsom appointed Gunda in February 2021 to serve as the Energy Commission’s public member. Gunda was later appointed to Vice Chair in September 2021. He is the lead commissioner on energy assessments.
Gunda served as manager of the Demand Analysis Office and deputy director for the Energy Commission’s Energy Assessments Division. The division forecasts and assesses energy demands and supplies. Before joining the Energy Commission, he served in a variety of capacities at the Energy Efficiency Institute at the University of California, Davis, including as the director of research, where he directed the institute’s operations and research portfolio.
He holds a master of science in mechanical and aeronautical engineering from Utah State University. Gunda is pursuing his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from UC Davis. He is a serious cricket fan and former captain of his college team. He lives with his family in Davis.
In April 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom appointed Patty Monahan to be one of the five commissioners on the California Energy Commission. She serves in the Energy Commission’s Science/Engineering position and is the lead commissioner on transportation. She has dedicated her career toward advancing clean energy technologies and cutting harmful pollution, with a focus on equity. Before joining the Energy Commission, she served as the transportation program director at the Energy Foundation, where she guided campaigns across the United States that advanced electric transportation and more efficient vehicles. She worked for the Union of Concerned Scientists in several roles, including director of the California office and deputy director of clean vehicles. She also worked at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and several energy-related consulting firms.
Commissioner Monahan received a bachelor of science degree from UC Berkeley and holds a master’s degree in energy analysis and policy from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Clifford Rechtschaffen was appointed to the California Public Utilities Commission by Governor Jerry Brown in January 2017. At the CPUC his key areas of interest include decarbonization, safety, environmental justice, and enforcement. Commissioner Rechtschaffen is the assigned Commissioner on several risk assessment, emergency management and safety proceedings, the transportation electrification proceedings, Renewables Portfolio Standard, the affordability proceeding, and the biomethane and renewable gas proceedings. He also co-leads several internal agency initiatives, including implementation of the Commission's Environmental and Social Justice Action Plan, the development of a more uniform and formal CPUC enforcement policy, and efforts to make CPUC proceedings more streamlined and accessible to the public. Commissioner Rechtschaffen serves as one of two Commissioners on the Senate Bill 350 Disadvantaged Communities Advisory Group, is a member of the Western Energy Imbalance Market Body of State Regulators, and is on advisory board of the California Stationary Fuel Cell Collaborative and the Financial Research Institute.
Prior to joining the CPUC, Commissioner Rechtschaffen served as a senior advisor to Governor Brown from 2011 to 2017, where he worked on climate, energy, and environmental issues. In 2011 he also served as acting director of the California Department of Conservation. Commissioner Rechtschaffen served as a special assistant attorney general in the California Attorney General's Office from 2007 to 2010. From 1993 to 2007, he taught environmental law, directed the environmental law program, and co-founded the Environmental Law and Justice Clinic at Golden Gate University School of Law. In 2005, he was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia. He is the author of several books and numerous articles on environmental law and policy. He was a deputy attorney general in the Environment Section of the California Attorney General's Office from 1986 to 1993, a Reginald Heber Smith Community Lawyer Fellow at the Marin County Legal Aid Foundation from 1985 to 1986, and a law clerk for the Honorable Thelton Henderson, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, from 1984 to 1985. He is a graduate of Yale Law School and Princeton University. He lives in Oakland and is a diehard Golden State Warriors fan.
Gov. Gavin Newsom reappointed Angelina Galiteva on March 4, 2020 to a third term on the California Independent System Operator (ISO) Board of Governors that expires on December 31, 2022. Ms. Galiteva, of Fountain Valley, was first appointed on April 29, 2011.
Ms. Galiteva is currently President for NEOptions, Inc., a renewable energy and new technology product design and project development firm. Her industry experience includes serving as Executive Director of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and head of its Green LA, Environmental Affairs and New Product Development Organization. While at the municipal utility, she was responsible for strategic positioning and the environmental compliance departments. Her career includes working with the California ISO and Power Exchange on their initial launches and she also worked as a power analyst for the New York Power Authority.
Ms. Galiteva graduated from Pace University School of Law with a Juris Doctor degree in 1993 and a LL.M. degree in 1994 in Environmental and Energy Law. She specialized in electric utility strategic policy analysis and decision-making focusing on pending industry transition and deregulation issues.
Ms. Galiteva works to advance the deployment of renewable energy and distributed energy technologies worldwide. She also serves as Chairperson of the World Council for Renewable Energy, where she is one of the spokespersons, among other duties.
Cassandra Sweet is Vice President at Mission Control Communications, where she works with clean energy and climate tech startups and investors, providing a variety of services and strategic counsel to help them meet their business goals.
Cassandra spent years writing about utilities, energy markets and technology as a senior reporter at The Wall Street Journal and as an editor at Dow Jones Newswires, with stints at GreenBiz and California Energy Markets. Cassandra has an M.A. from the University of Missouri School of Journalism and a B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis.
Upon graduation from Princeton University with a BSE in chemical engineering, Marty joined a General Electric, Management Training Program and over his 20+ year career at GE rose to become one of the top Global Operating Managers in the Engineered Materials Businesses including P&L leadership roles in Canada and Hong Kong.
In San Diego, Marty Turock has established a sustainability consulting practice including Cleantech San Diego, SDG&E, and a number of high tech and cleantech startup companies as his primary clients. Marty is the Leader of the San Diego Regional K-12 Schools Sustainability Collaborative which earned an SDG&E 2018 Energy Showcase Champion award for implementing energy efficiency and clean energy projects across San Diego’s 42 school districts that are saving > 50 million kWh per year and reducing our school’s utility budgets by $11 million per year while creating a healthier learning environment.
Marty is currently the Executive Director of Cleantech San Diego’s Southern California Energy Innovation Network. This CEC EPIC-funded energy start-up accelerator is helping entrepreneurs across San Diego, Imperial, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties accelerate commercial traction for their breakthrough energy innovations that will enable California to meet its state energy and GHG emissions goals, while creating a clean energy economy for all Californians. Through the first 5 years of this program, portfolio companies have raised over $160 million in follow-on capital.
Mayte Sanchez is the Director of Energy at the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator, where she manages and develops energy initiatives that support the region’s clean energy entrepreneur ecosystem. Prior to LACI, Mayte worked as the Senior State Affairs Liaison at the California Independent System Operator, advancing initiatives that supported California’s clean electric grid transition. Mayte began her work in energy serving as a Legislative Aide for the California State Assembly, where she led a coalition that passed the Solar on Multifamily Affordable Housing Program. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from Pitzer College.
Rohit K. Shukla is the Chief Executive Officer at Larta, and an expert and leader in innovation, commercialization and entrepreneurship across several industry sectors. He is the chief architect of Larta’s NIH CAP program. As such, he has designed and created much of the program content, the tracks, the deliverables and the monitoring of company performance. He has personally mentored over 20 CAP participants, and has worked with hundreds of startups and more established entrepreneurs in his 31 year career.
In addition to NIH’s CAP, he has also designed Larta’s offerings in similar programs for NSF, USDA, NIST and DARPA. Governments overseas have turned to him to design commercialization programs, Australia, Canada, Colombia, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Romania, Serbia, Taiwan and the UAE. The impact of these programs has been acknowledged, including substantial increases in external financial support for publicly-funded innovations, acquisitions and new transactional relationships established between various players brought together in the programs. He has also designed innovative approaches to technology transfer that seek to “bundle” innovative research concepts Rohit in alignment with industry and sectorial developments. He has spoken at several NIH National SBIR conferences and several multi-agency national SBIR conferences. He has also keynoted and spoken at scores of events.
Adib is founder and CEO of XENDEE. He is the inventor of real-time power analytics for mission critical electrical power distribution networks. Previously, Adib was co-founder, and president at Power Analytics Inc. He has worked with renowned organizations in computer applications in power and energy, including the design, and development, of the predictive energy management system for the National Airspace System (NAS) critical infrastructure for the Federal Aviation Administration.
Adib is a senior IEEE member, co-teaches the Microgrid planning and economic optimization course at UC San Diego (CSE-41291), is a member of the Advisory Board at the Center for Energy Research at University of California, San Diego Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, and the Advisory Board for the Power System Engineering Certificate program at UC San Diego Extensions, and holds 26 U.S. and international patents in the areas of electrical power system design, optimization, and capacity assessment. He has a BA from Michigan State University, studied finance and accounting at Stanford University GSB, and has an MBA from Pepperdine University GSBM.
Brett Simon is a senior analyst at Eos Energy Enterprises where he leads strategy, market analysis, and lead generation for the commercial team. Prior to Eos, Brett worked for over 5 years at GTM Research/Wood Mackenzie where he covered the U.S. behind-the-meter storage market. While at GTM/WM, Brett project managed the company’s quarterly U.S. storage report, the U.S. Energy Storage Monitor. He has been quoted in a variety of outlets including Greentech Media, Utility Dive, Investing News Network, Bloomberg, and the Wall Street Journal. Brett holds a Master of Science in Sustainable Systems from the University of Michigan and a Bachelors’ degree in Mathematics and Environmental Studies from NYU.
Cliff Staton is a government affairs and communications executive with extensive experience at the federal, state and local level. He joined OhmConnect in 2020 and manages the company's government affairs and community relations activities, including representing OhmConnect before the California legislature, the California Public Utilities Commission, the California Energy Commission and the California Independent System Operator (CAISO). Staton previously managed government affairs for Renew Financial, where he led efforts to expand adoption of Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE), and helped gain passage of numerous PACE laws in California. Earlier in his career, Staton spent 20 years as founding partner with the political strategy and media relations consulting firm of Staton & Hughes.
Folasade is Co-Founder of ElectricFish Energy Inc., an energy storage company with a mission to drive equity, accessibility and most of all, resilience in the clean energy transition. ElectricFish uses their patented technology to provide grid resilience with and network of distributed energy storage capable of supplying EV ultrafast charging. The ElectricFish pack is intelligently sited to make charging easily accessible to the average user on-the-go while providing electric grid resilience to locations that are most vulnerable.
Folasade leads Policy Strategy and Impact at ElecricFish, driving the maximization of their community as well as decarbonization impact, and adaptation of product and strategy to the newly developing policy landscape and market. She is also a Ph.D. researcher focused on the deep decarbonization of large-scale energy systems, exploring low-carbon transition pathway alternatives for oil-dependent countries, specifically Nigeria.
Folasade is also Ph.D. candidate in Energy Resources Engineering (ERE) at the Stanford School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences, where her research is focused on the deep decarbonization of large-scale energy systems, particularly in the Global South. She holds her MS in Energy Resources Engineering from Stanford, and BS in Chemical Engineering from University of Lagos, Nigeria.
Janine brings a mix of entrepreneurial experience, teaching skills, and program management backgrounds to her role at LACI. Before LACI, Janine worked with hundreds of startups at VentureWell, a non-profit in Massachusetts that supports STEM innovators with socially impactful ventures, including cleantech startups. Prior to that, Janine co-founded a green chemistry startup in the SF Bay Area and taught youth leadership programs and field science in California and Maine. Janine holds an MBA with an emphasis in sustainability and social impact from Dominican University of California and her undergraduate degree from Colby College focused on Environmental Policy. Janine is originally from San Francisco and has a passion for whitewater rafting.
Jason Anderson is President and CEO of Cleantech San Diego, a business organization that positions the greater San Diego region as a global leader in the cleantech economy. Cleantech San Diego’s members include more than 120 businesses, universities, governments, and nonprofits committed to advancing sustainable solutions for the benefit of the economy, the environment and all members of the community.
Before joining Cleantech San Diego in 2010, Anderson was Vice President of Business Development for the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation (EDC). Prior to joining EDC, Anderson lived in Austin, Texas, where he worked in the State Capitol as Legislative Director for Texas State Senator Frank Madla.
Anderson holds a degree in Corporate Communications from the University of Texas in Austin.
Anderson serves on the boards of the San Diego Urban Sustainability Coalition, CONNECT, the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation, the San Diego Regional Climate Collaborative and Equality California, the nation’s largest statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender civil rights organization. In 2021, Anderson was named by the San Diego Business Journal as one of San Diego’s LGBTQ+ Leaders of Influence.
Justin Briggs holds a B.S. in physics from UC Berkeley and a Ph.D. in applied physics from Stanford University. During his Ph.D., Briggs studied next-generation renewable energy technology, with a focus on thermophotovoltaic energy conversion. He built a thermo-optical characterization platform to study the optical properties of advanced thermophotovoltaic materials at temperatures over 1200°C, and grew and validated novel materials for selective thermal emission.
Marc Trahand is Executive Vice President of Marketing for Nuvve based in San Diego and oversees all aspects of marketing, branding, and external communications for the company. He has been with Nuvve since 2015 and previously oversaw Nuvve’s European V2G operations.
Marc is a seasoned executive and entrepreneur serving as Co-Founder and COO of luxury startup tech company Savelli-Genève and worked at the French branding company Modelabs. He also worked in marketing and management positions at GE, Nokia, Ford Motor Company, and Kyocera Wireless.
Marc grew up in France and the UK and holds an MBA from Wharton and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Supelec in France. He lives in San Diego, participates in triathlons, and is passionate about creating change.
Meg’s work has spanned the clean tech and startup worlds, as well as federal and state-level public policy focused on climate change and air quality issues, for the past two decades, principally in the Sacramento region and including networks and connections across the state. As Director of Business Development at University of California, Davis, she supported startups that were spinning out of university research labs, and then moved to run a nonprofit focused on supporting tech startups across the Capital Region, which featured a clean tech-focused program.
Immediately prior to LACI, she spent seven years leading the Clean Economy portfolio of regional projects at Valley Vision, a civic leadership nonprofit, and in 2020 she served as the organization’s Interim CEO, and advised the incoming CEO, an internal candidate and colleague. Meg has served in volunteer leadership roles including the Mayors’ Climate Commission and Mayor’s Tech Council, as Chairs of both the Capital Region Climate Readiness Collaborative (CRC) and the Alliance of Regional Collaborative for Climate Adaptation (ARCCA), as well as on the Boards of Capital Public Radio and Comstock’s Magazine, among others. Prior to moving to California in 2001, Meg’s private sector experience was in the telecommunications industry and multinational banking, in Toronto, New York, and London. Her MBA is from University of San Francisco and her BA in English is from Cornell University. In spare time, Meg enjoys sailing, hiking, and running.
A former rocket scientist and a world expert in energy systems and analytics. He is the author of several research publications and patents in aerospace, energy optimization, and big data analytics. Michel is a member of the Engineering Leadership Council for the Henry Samueli School of Engineering at UC Irvine, and the Board of CleanTech OC. Prior to MelRok, Michel founded Space Launch Corporation, a defense contractor focused on the development of micro satellite launch vehicles. Michel has a Ph.D. from Stanford.
Orly holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Cal State Northridge. She started as a programmer for Litton Industries but within the first year became a key consultant. Shortly after she became a project manager for several multimillion-dollar international projects for Litton Industries and Siemens.
Orly decided to join Universal Devices over 13 years ago. At the time Universal Devices was a small startup with a vision of a future that is now a well-known reality: affordable automation in your average home. Orly’s roles at Universal Devices included business development, a grant manager working directly with the CA Energy Commission and a project manager for many utility demonstration projects. Orly supported Universal Devices’ efforts to a premier energy management and automation company. Their technology is sold through retail outlets (such as Best Buy) in North and parts of South/Central America, installed by many utility customers, and their expertise are sought after and used in numerous utility-related projects and pilots.
Patrick is VP of Operations for PowerFlex, an EDF Renewables company. In this role, Patrick supports the team driving new business models and products to create end-to-end energy solutions for fleet and workplace charging. Prior to joining PowerFlex, he led the industrialization of cutting edge technologies in both the cleantech and semiconductor industries. Patrick also served in the United States Marine Corps as a Weapons Systems Officer in the F/A-18D Hornet where he completed multiple overseas tours. Patrick holds an MBA from the UCSD Rady School of Management and a BS in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Virginia.
Phillip Kopp has been a disruptive technology innovator and startup executive for over 20 years and has authored or co-authored over 15 US Patents. His experience spans hardware, wireless, cloud, embedded software, fintech, energy and advanced construction materials.
Phillip co-founded several companies including Energy Eye, an award-winning energy management sensor and controls technology company focused on the hospitality vertical and sold to Somfy Group in 2009, Debitec, a payments technology company based in Sao Paulo Brazil and Cloudbeds, the fastest growing cloud-based hospitality management software platform with over 2 million beds under management and $98 Million in VC funding. He is currently the co-founder and CEO of Conectric Networks, a disruptive IoT solution that enables the global transition to sustainable, efficient and grid interactive buildings.
Seth R. Sanders is co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at Amber Kinetics, a technology developer and manufacturer of utility scale flywheel energy storage systems. At Amber Kinetics, Dr. Sanders leads architecture, design, and development of the company’s core technology. He received S.B. degrees (1981) in Electrical Engineering and Physics, and the S.M. (1985) and Ph.D. (1989) degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge. Following an early experience as a Design Engineer at the Honeywell Test Instruments Division in 1981-83, he joined the UC Berkeley faculty as Professor in the EECS Department in 1989.
His technical interests are in electrical energy and power conversion systems. At UC Berkeley, Dr. Sanders is or recently has been active in supervising research projects in the areas of flywheel energy storage, high frequency integrated power conversion circuits, IC designs for power conversion applications, electric machine design, and renewable energy systems. During the 1992-1993 academic year, he was on industrial leave with National Semiconductor, Santa Clara, CA.
Dr. Sanders received the NSF Young Investigator Award and multiple Best Paper Awards from the IEEE Power Electronics and the IEEE Industry Applications Societies. He has served as Chair of the IEEE PELS Technical Committee on Computers in Power Electronics, Chair of the IEEE PELS Technical Committee on Power Conversion Components and Systems, and as Member-At-Large of the IEEE PELS Adcom. He is an IEEE Fellow, a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE PELS and IAS societies, and recipient of the IEEE PELS Modeling and Control Technical Achievement Award.
Shawn leads Swell’s business and administrative operations, project fulfillment, procurement, and customer experience departments. Over the last 15 years, Shawn has pioneered the implementation of energy efficiency, solar and energy storage technologies across various markets. Prior to joining Swell as one of the founding members, Shawn supported the expansion of Direct Energy Solar into CA. Preceding this he co-founded Allen Energy, the energy services division of a residential and commercial construction firm, where he led the development of energy efficiency, solar and backup power solutions. His background in the industry includes overseeing B2B channel partner sales as a regional manager for Schüco, B2B/B2C battery sales with SimpliPhi Power, B2C residential and commercial sales for REC Solar, marketing/sales & installation services for California Solar Electric, teaching at UCSB’s Green Building extension program and R&D lab work with Stirling Technology and Global Cooling Inc.
Throughout his career Shawn has involved himself in civic efforts relating to energy and has sat on the boards and committees for numerous environmental and renewable energy related initiatives. Shawn is a licensed C46 solar contractor, was certified in the inaugural NABCEP PV Technical Sales and holds a degree from UCSB in Geography.
Vincent Schachter is currently Head of Global Energy Services at ENEL X e-Mobility, in charge of Vehicle-Grid Integration. He also serves as CEO of ENEL X France.
From 2016 to 2018 he was Senior Vice-President, Energy Services at eMotorWerks, a Bay Area startup pioneer in the Vehicle-Grid integration space. eMotorWerks was acquired by Enel Group, the largest integrated utility in Europe, in October 2017. As Senior Advisor & Entrepreneur in Residence at Engie in 2016-2017, he designed disruptive large scale business models in the Distributed Energy Resources + digital arena, which led to “Energy Communities” business model and initial offers.
As Vice President R&D at Total New Energies from 2009 to 2016, he built Total’s cleantech R&D from the ground up into a prominent international player in the fields of solar PV and industrial biotechnology. Vincent received his PhD in Computer Science from Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris. He is a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering and co-recipient of a US Presidential Green Chemistry Award.
Vipul Gore is the President & CEO of Gridscape Solutions, an innovative smart energy solutions company that specializes in designing and deploying renewable emergency microgrids and EV charging solutions for critical facilities. He is a subject matter expert on smart grid, renewable emergency microgrids, electric vehicle technology and mission-critical solutions development. Prior to Gridscape, he held executive management positions at ChargePoint, Meru Networks, Oracle, and several other Silicon Valley companies. He has an MS in Computer Engineering from University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA.
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