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eMotorWerks
Smart-Grid EV Charging

We intend for our Energy Services Platform to control >2 GW of Virtual Power Plant capacity in 2020 ‐ built from aggregated charging load of 250,000+ Electric Vehicles. Market Challenge: There are tens of billions of dollars of inefficiencies in the US electric grid today: supply / demand imbalances, excessive consumption / generation ramp rates, and spiky load profiles drive up costs for utilities, grid operators, and end consumers, while creating serious risks to the balance and stability of the national electric grid. Traditional approaches are no longer adequate. Stationary energy storage is widely considered to be a critical part of the answer but is costly to deploy and operate, and is not yet viable without government incentives. Solution: eMotorWerks has developed a novel approach t o address these challenges using a new and rapidly growing grid storage type: ­ Electric Vehicles. By matching the time and rate of EV charging to the grid's conditions, our cloud-based JuiceNet platform generates recurring revenues from an array of energy services that balance grid supply/demand, reduce energy costs, and defer costly upgrades. It dynamically matches users’ historical charging patterns, real­time input, and grid signals to generate nearly $500 per year for every managed EV from energy markets, utilities, and end customers. Even in today’s early market, EVs are already the largest type of grid­ connected battery storage, with total capacity of over 10 GWH in the US. As EV markets grow 5­-10x in the next 5 years, JuiceNet will become a dominant smart charging provider to the EV industry, and the dominant grid balancing agent to the energy industry.

  San Carlos, CA USA
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AutoGrid
Enabling a Smarter Energy Internet

AutoGrid builds software applications that enable a smarter Energy Internet. The company’s AutoGrid Flex suite of Energy Internet applications empower utilities and energy service providers to deliver cheap, clean and reliable energy by managing a network of distributed energy resources (DERs) in real time and at scale. AutoGrid applications are all built on the AutoGrid Energy Internet Platform (EIP), with patented Predictive Controls™ technology that leverages petabytes of smart meter, sensor and third-party data, along with powerful data science and high-performance computing algorithms, to predict, optimize and control the operations of tens of thousands of DERs in real-time. The world’s leading energy companies, including E.ON, Bonneville Power Administration, Florida Power & Light, Southern California Edison, Eneco, Portland General Electric, CPS Energy, New Hampshire Electric Cooperative, NextEra Energy and CLEAResult, are using AutoGrid’s flexibility management solutions to balance energy supply and demand, increase customer engagement and deliver value-added services. AutoGrid has been recognized with several prestigious industry awards including the Greentech Media Grid-Edge Award 2016, Bloomberg New Energy Pioneer 2016, World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer 2015, Red Herring Top 100 North America 2015, Industrial Innovation Company of the Year by the Cleantech Group and Green Product of the Year by the BIG Awards for Business Programs.

  Redwood Shores, California
Financing
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LO3 Energy
We build tools and develop projects to support and accelerate proliferation of the distributed energy, utilities and computation sharing economy of the future.

LO3 Energy is an energy and technology company that builds tools and develops projects to accelerate the proliferation of the emerging distributed energy economy. Its innovative development of TransActive Grid (TAG), the first blockchain solution for energy, enables the formation of community microgrids. Based on the open source, decentralized application platform of Ethereum, TAG’s business logic layer delivers real-time metering of local energy generation and usage as well as other related data. This open energy platform is transparent, auditable, non-repudiable, peer-to-peer, and cryptographically secure. Friction in the market is reduced by allowing different classes of users to transact openly on the platform. The first demonstration project is the Brooklyn Microgrid (BMG) neighborhood installation located in Brooklyn, New York. Using specifically tailored corporate and contracting mechanisms, BMG enables participants to build, buy and sell local and hyper­local community-­generated energy directly with their neighbors while ensuring critical facilities have power in times of crisis. BMG's first transaction between neighbors occurred in April 2016. Beyond being a test case for our community­-based microgrid business model, BMG will provide a number of material benefits to the local community, including economic development/job creation, reduced pollution, and local spending.

  621 Degraw St, Brooklyn, NY