Founder and Chief Executive Officer, AutoGrid,
Founded in 2010, with the mission of combatting climate change by accelerating transition to sustainable energy. AutoGrid’s AI-driven software empowers energy consumers, creators and distributors with a smart orchestration platform giving them access to electric vehicles, batteries, roof-top solar, utility-scale wind and other distributed energy resources (DERs). By enabling prediction, optimization, and real-time control of millions of energy assets at an unprecedented scale, AutoGrid is making the vision of a decentralized, decarbonized, and democratized new energy world a reality.
With over a decade of pioneering innovation across the globe, AutoGrid offers fleet owners, energy-as-a-service companies, renewable project developers, utilities, and electricity retailers the ability to build, own, operate, and participate in intelligent and scalable Virtual Power Plants (VPPs) enabling them to break their dependency on fossil-fuel based energy. AutoGrid Flex platform is managing over 6,000 MW of VPPs in 15 countries – everything from an electric vehicles, storage or solar panels in a home, to microgrids in a campus or industrial site, and utility scale storage and renewable farms – and is ranked as the #1 Virtual Power Plant and the #1 Distributed Energy Resources Management Platform in the world (according to the latest global ranking by industry-leading research and analysis firm Guidehouse Insights).
Under his leadership, AutoGrid has been recognized with several prestigious industry awards including the 2016 Energy Productivity Innovation Challenge (EPIC), Greentech Media's Grid Edge Award 2016, Bloomberg New Energy Pioneer 2016, World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer 2015, Red Herring Top 100 North America 2015, 2017 Cleantech Global 100, and Industrial Innovation Company of the Year 2014 by the Cleantech Group.
AutoGrid was acquired by global energy leader, Schneider Electric, in 2022