21-23 JANUARY 2025 | SAN DIEGO CONVENTION CENTER

IEEE Power and Energy Society IEEE Power and Energy Society

Startup Showcase

See the Newest Technology First

Accelerating the adoption of new grid edge technologies is critical to delivering a more flexible, sustainable, and reliable electricity grid. The IEEE PES Grid Edge Technologies Conference and Exposition will host a number of new startups as part of a showcase on the exhibit floor. Secure your opportunity to meet with the founders and hear about their solutions.

BEcome a STARTUP STAGE Supporter

Don’t miss this opportunity to support innovative solutions shaping the future of the grid. Details on how to become a supporter will be available Spring 2024.

Startup Stage – Basic Supporter

Supporters Receive:

  • 4 Complementary Full Conference Registrations
  • Firm Name on conference Brochure & Website
  • Access to ALL Startup Applications

Details on basic supporter package available soon.

Startup Stage – Premium supporter

Premium Supporters Receive:

  • 6 Complementary Full Conference Registrations
  • Firm Name on conference Brochure & Website
  • Access to ALL Startup Applications
  • Firm Name & Logo on a Banner at Innovation Stage Area
  • 30-min Stage Presentation
  • VIP Dinner & Reception with Utility/Industry Executives
  • Private Meeting Room w/coffee & refreshment provided (Wed. & Thurs.) to host your own Company Pitch Day

Details on premium supporter package available soon.

VC and Corporate Investor Benefits:

  • Networking: This event provides a platform to connect with promising startups and entrepreneurs in the Grid Edge Technologies space, as well as industry experts and utility executives who are setting the foundation for future business ventures.
  • Access to Cutting-Edge Technologies: Participating startups are on the forefront of Grid Edge Technologies, giving you exclusive access to the latest and most innovative solutions, their path to commercialization, and their fundraising timeline and targets.
  • Investment Opportunities: You’ll have the chance to discover and evaluate new investment opportunities in this exciting field, providing the opportunity to identify potential new partners with complimentary technologies and solutions.
  • Competitive Advantage: You’ll have the chance to stay ahead of the competition by keeping up-to-date with the latest developments and innovations in the Grid Edge Technologies sector and discover the latest trends and challenges facing the industry.

Startup Benefits

In addition to receiving a recognition plaque, selected startups will also receive the following benefits:

  1. Opportunity to present on the Startup Stage located at the center of the Exhibit Hall during a “3-minute Lightning Speed Pitch” in front of hundreds of VCs, utilities and attendees.
  2. Opportunity to secure a showcase booth space in the “Startup Alley Area” of the Exhibit Hall for a discounted price of $2,000 (regular price is $3,500) which includes:
    • 10′ x 10′ Exhibit space for all two days of exhibition (22-23 January 2025)
    • 2 Full access registrations (21-23 January 2025)
    • Online company listing to include company logo, description, and product categories
    • Unlimited guest discounted registration passes at 30% off to invite clients and guests
    • Access to the Press List
    • Access to the VC List

Meet the Startups from 2023

SOLUTION

ALD Technical Solutions, a cleantech woman-owned enterprise, is commercializing patented Composite WiRe WrapTM and GridWrapTM technologies that increase grid infrastructure strength and integrity while doubling power transmission capacity — with no downtime.  This is a key requirement for achieving safe, cost-effective, resilient, and reliable 100% renewable energy goals. To increase power capacity, improve resiliency of grid lines, and restore and increase structural integrity of utility poles, we have developed Composite WiRe WrapTM and GridWrapTM.

SOLUTION

Capacitech is building a discreet and distributed network of energy storage into the world’s wiring infrastructure. Our patented product is a flexible power cord that both stores and distributes energy to enhance other storage technologies like batteries and fuel cells. This unique approach helps our customers reduce costs, save space, unlock design flexibility, and improve performance. The future needs more than one energy storage technology. Capacitech’s products will be what connects, protects, and enables them.

SOLUTION

Alpha Grid is a software company that specializes in optimizing the placement of electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure. We use data science to predict grid capacity, utilization, and interconnection costs of a charging site before developers apply for grid interconnection. Our services help customers minimize investment risk by simplifying and aggregating grid infrastructure data and providing site recommendation capabilities.

Cascadia Energy

SOLUTION

Custom designed kW to MW and on-site long energy storage provides integration options to make available green solutions for clean stationary power applications. The energy you need, where you need it without capital, carbon or transportation intensity. 

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SorbiForce is World’s first non-metallic, truly sustainable battery – made from renewable raw materials, with zero environmental impact and World’s lowest operating cost. SorbiForce is a deep tech startup at the forefront of the energy revolution, based in the innovative University of Arizona Tech Park.

SOLUTION

The Delphire Sentinels provide rapid wildfire detection that relies on Artificial Intelligence and report fires as fast as in a minute from ignition along with a picture for confirmation. The sentinels analyze images and chemical data directly on location to detect smoke, flame or other faults. When detections occur the sentinels connect via satellite, cellular or WiFi as available.

SOLUTION

Derapi’s vendor- and use-case agnostic API infrastructure service provides DER application developers a single point of integration to gain access to the APIs of multiple manufacturers. Derapi takes care of the software integration and security arrangements with each vendor, dramatically reducing integration and maintenance costs.

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EarthEn’s patented novel thermo-mechanical storage solution uses CO2 in a closed loop to store 4-100+ hours of energy at a low cost & highly scalable manner for flexible long duration energy storage.

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EdgeTunePower is commercializing a new electric grid management system which operates in the timeframe of microseconds. EdgeTunePower’s management system can operate multiple storage systems, concurrently, to enhance the electric grid, reduce outages, and enable new revenue streams.

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EGM’s Meta-Alert platform represents a game changing leap forward in Distribution grid monitoring by combining precision sensors with advanced real-time analytics to provide utilities with accurate fault location, pre-failure detection, and live wire down alerts. By locating sensors in strategic locations across the Grid, EGM can offer next generation functionality while simplifying deployment, reducing O&M, and improving the performance of existing operation systems such as ADMS.

SOLUTION

Emulate helps utilities create new green services while transforming demand flexibility to a battery equivalent product. We enable utilities to provide behind the meter services while allowing them to control the fleet of connected DERs through a battery interface for monetization 24/7. 

SOLUTION

Founded in 2012, e-Zinc is a Toronto, Canada, based corporation that has developed a breakthrough electrochemical technology for storing energy in zinc metal. This low-cost, flexible, and long-duration energy storage solution will provide the platform for the world’s energy markets to be fully powered by renewable energy, enabling a zero-carbon energy future.

SOLUTION

FlyX has developed proprietary ultra-low frequency Wireless Power Charging technology for drones to enable charging their onboard battery from the existing powerlines. Our patented technology empowers small drones to achieve unlimited flight range, fly Beyond Visual Line of Sight, and used for aerial inspection and monitoring of powerlines. The autonomous flying drones facilitate the detection and prediction of faults that can lead to failures in the grid operation, vegetation, and wildfire management

SOLUTION

GridLink’s EV Fleet Management Platform offers a comprehensive solution for fleet operators to optimize their EV charging processes, reduce energy costs, and increase sustainability. The scalable platform offers real-time monitoring and reporting while providing actionable insights for decision-making. GridLink’s solution additionally coordinates with local utility companies to provide cost savings for both fleets and utilities.

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Enamp will offer an affordable, reliable, and hassle-free energy hub solution to electrify your home and fuel electric vehicles.

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Helical Solar is a Texas based renewable energy startup developing a modular, low-cost distributed energy platform that can be installed by electric cooperatives and municipal utilities to reduce peak power demands and lower their customers’ energy burdens. The platform is designed for rural and low-to-moderate income homeowners, businesses, and farmers with elevated panels to support agrivoltaics. 

SOLUTION

Hygge Platform determines how much solar should be installed in a community to achieve its net-zero goals, and how much money can be saved in doing so. Once the community is brought onto our platform, the monetary potential of the community’s solar investment is unlocked by our technology through optimization, allocation, and accounting for renewable energy.

SOLUTION

IEMS offers a DERMS platform for electric utilities and VPPs with several modules, including Predictive Analysis, OPF-based EV Charging Management, Advanced Market Management System, Demand Response Management System, and Blockchain-based Transactive Energy modules.

SOLUTION

InceptEV is a simulation-first electric vehicle data company for fleet operations planning and optimization. We use our proprietary data and patented technology to understand fleet performance prior to purchasing assets and forecast operational requirements. This allows us to provide our customers with the information needed to save money when buying their vehicles by avoiding unnecessary upgrades and save on operational time and costs through proper logistical planning. The data produced by the software helps reduce the uncertainty of an electric fleet deployment with the provided performance analytics.

SOLUTION

infiniRel is a technology company located in the heart of Silicon Valley. Our mission is to make renewable energy available, reliable, and affordable – at any time. All the time. infiniRel improves the profitability of utility scale solar plants by assessing operational efficiencies and extending the life critical assets, electronics, such as inverters and battery energy storage systems.

SOLUTION

IONATE’s hardware is called the Hybrid Intelligent Transformer (HIT), a proprietary device replacing a traditional transformer at any transformer location. IONATE enables data visibility and real-time power flow control from within the grid.

SOLUTION

Basically, our patented composite flywheel design reduces the required “Kinetic Battery” mass by 10x compared to traditional cylindrical flywheels for the same energy storage capability and structural materials. This allows KCS to bring kinetic based energy storage down to the same deployed cost-effectiveness as Li-ion energy storage, improve safety and retain all of the kinetic advantages:  25+ year life with no battery replacements, high power throughput with virtually unlimited charging cycles per day, no battery degradation over its lifetime, no hazardous materials, ultra-low maintenance, all temperature deployment with no parasitic auxiliary HVAC, and 90-93% round trip efficiency.

SOLUTION

KrakenFlex encompasses real time and at scale DER management and distribution network monitoring. We provide DER optimization and control; network power quality measurement and fault detection — enabling traders, retailers, generators and system operators to manage their assets in real time and at scale to create value by supporting the energy system.

SOLUTION

Latimer Controls provides innovative control software for utility-scale solar assets. Our patented technology enables stand-alone PV to maintain consistent power output despite changing weather conditions, while also allowing for power dispatch in response to load behavior. By unlocking flexible operation of solar assets, Latimer Controls helps grid operators better integrate renewable energy onto their systems, improving reliability and lowering costs.

SOLUTION

Leaptran’s patent granted innovative technology combines solar plant inverter/production data and weather information with state-of-the-art machine learning algorithms to improve the accuracy of solar production forecasting.

SOLUTION

JANiiT is a predictive, energy management system that enables grid-interaction and demand response. JANiiT reduces peak load and delivers 100% autonomous, demand charge management. Deployed in the cloud or at the edge, JANiiT acts as a supervisory layer optimizing behind-the-meter, balancing DERs and flexible loads.

SOLUTION

Microgrid Labs has created an “Intelligent planning and control software for EV charging infrastructure” focused on fleet electrification of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. The software platform (EVOPT) has two applications for zero emissions fleet transition: planning (EVOPT Planner) and operational control (EVOPT Controller). The software uses latest advances in forecasting, machine learning, mathematical optimization, and discrete event simulation.

SOLUTION

Currently energy storage is expensive in the medium scale. This makes it challenging for medium size businesses to take advantages of all the benefits they have, and increases demand from the grid. Moment Energy is providing a 2nd Life Energy Storage solutions to these customers reducing utility bills and enabling EV fast charging in sites without enough power

SOLUTION

MuGrid’s Redcloud Real Time is a supervisory operational platform that enables battery storage to yield maximum economic benefit and return on investment. RRT uses a one-two punch of predictive analytics and mathematical optimization to determine how the battery should be operated and pushes frequently refreshed operational commanding from the cloud to the local on-site controller via an API or scripted setpoint updates.

SOLUTION

NetMeterGO.com automates the complex, costly processes utilities struggle with to get a net meter on a customer’s wall. NetMeterGO.com personalizes each customer’s experience during the interconnection application process with automated communications and an individual project dashboard. NetMeterGO.com helps to stabilize utilities’ O&M budgets with insightful forecasting, predictable operations, and easy configurations for new programs or processes.

SOLUTION

Operant Networks simplifys networking and cybersecurity for the energy edge solution. Operant has the unique ability to apply Zero Trust Architecture (ZTA) to each individual data packet without impacting overall network performance. Operant combines traditional hardware and software components into a single platform which collapses both cost and complexity, but more importantly, it offers data driven insights that increase uptime and operational efficiencies.

SOLUTION

Outright Power’s software products provide centralized intuitive visualization of grid status, fault location, and alternate restoration paths for rapid decision-making. ORP empowers grid operators in utility companies of all sizes. The software can be integrated to EXISTING DMS/OMS/SCADA systems with minimum integration efforts. In addition to the real-time products, ORP offers a powerful off-line simulation tool that allows the training of operators.

SOLUTION

PingThings offers the PredictiveGridTM, a time series application platform for energy transition companies to rapidly deploy or develop use cases, new and old, driven by data from virtually any sensor. Our goal is to enable the energy sector to optimize all components of the grid with time-series-driven applications and AI to meet global goals for decarbonization and electrification.

SOLUTION

Pitch Aeronautics has demonstrated a specialized drone for power line component installations, maintenance, and touch-based inspections. It can put a 5-25lb payload in contact with aerial cables and towers and leverages patented precision lateral positioning technology. They have demonstrated installation of a novel drone-deployable bird diverter as a first market application and are developing a dynamic line rating sensor.

SOLUTION

PHV’s AI analytics can intake any type of data from exiting sensors e.g. DGA/ PD/ vibration, and use domain expertise to provide actionable recommendations about asset performance.PHV’s small clean energy sensors give asset owners visibility of unmonitored assets such as cables, smaller distribution transformers.

SOLUTION

ProsumerGrid’s software solution combines machine-learning and optimization algorithms with three-phase, unbalanced electric distribution grid power flow models, advanced DER techo-economic models, and scalable AWS-based web software architecture to provide DER Optimal Planning, Valuation and Benefit Cost Analysis, DER Impact Analysis, DER Locational and Temporal Forecasting.

SOLUTION

RPSi is developing a truly novel advancement in inverter technology inspired by natural self-adaptive systems. Unlike conventional inverters, RPSi’s inverter technology is based on a non-linear circuitry design and allows variable renewable energy technologies and other inverter-based resources to connect with each other and with larger networks and cooperate in a manner that enables 1- to 2-cycle synchronization of systems, providing grid-forming capability across the resultant network.

SOLUTION

Resilient Analytics provides utilities with a software-based solution for site-specific, engineering-based vulnerability profiles based on climate projections for critical power infrastructure. Climate impact analysis technology allows utilities to reduce the risk of power interruptions to electric vehicle charging locations by highlighting the locations and specific engineering vulnerabilities that exist with climate change.

SOLUTION

Resilient Entanglement provides energy management software solutions to promote the supply and delivery of clean, reliable, and affordable electricity. Our software product, called Quantum-Inspired Energy Management System (QIEMS), leverages Artificial Intelligence and Quantum Computing to achieve time- and cost-efficient solutions for commercial and industrial electricity customers as well as electric utilities and Independent System Operators.

SOLUTION

Rhizome is a climate resilience planning software company that helps utilities identify grid vulnerabilities and quantify the resilience value of asset investments. By ingesting and modeling massive amounts of data that characterize impacts of extreme weather events, asset planners can now optimize for the reduction of extreme weather impacts and justify those investments to regulators. 

SOLUTION

Salient helps companies increase resilience, reduce weather-related risks, and improve business performance with its reliable, probabilistic forecasts for temperature, precipitation, and other weather variables and derived analytics 2–52 weeks ahead — the subseasonal-to-seasonal (S2S) timeframe. Our science is the outgrowth of decades of research by scientists at MIT and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, pioneers in probabilistic forecasting.

SOLUTION

Sensatek’s mission is to commercialize patented radio-frequency (RF) based sensing technology into the fastest growing segment of the $2.1 trillion electric propulsion systems market such as hybrid electric aircraft propulsion and electric automotive segment, to help improve propulsion system efficiency and reliability by 30%.

SOLUTION

Sensible Photonics envisions a world free of catastrophic power equipment failures. The complex design of today’s fiber optic sensing solutions makes comprehensive monitoring of grid equipment and energy storage solutions cost prohibitive. The market demands new low cost, noninvasive sensors for transformers, batteries and other electrical assets. Sensible Photonics Fiber Optic Sensors are the solution. 

SOLUTION

SmartD’s VFDs combines wide-bandgap (WBG) semiconductors with patented modulation algorithms to produce a pure sine wave and eliminate issues found in typical VFDs, which therefore results in increased efficiency. SmartD has demonstrated that its technology reduces energy losses by 10 to 40% without harming motors.

SOLUTION

Tandem PV provides a more efficient solar panel through its perovskite+silicon tandem technology. This technology enables panel efficiencies between 25% and 30%, far greater than today’s typical silicon panel at ~19-21% efficiency. With greater power density, Tandem PV can install more power on the rooftops of homes and businesses, many of which are already area-constrained, enabling a Net Zero Energy future for more homes and businesses.

SOLUTION

Topolonet has developed a new technology (LineID) that provides a simple and inexpensive solution to real-time Dynamic Line Rating. LineID uses the existing PMU data to find the DLR of transmission lines, which eliminates the need for installing new equipment along transmission lines that are equipped with PMUs and makes utilities to be compliant with FERC Order No. 881 in a short amount of time.

SOLUTION

TREX empowers everyone to contribute to building a smart, scalable, and sustainable electricity distribution system in a profitable way!

By allowing cutting edge AI to interact over a localized market, TREX achieves autonomous, real-time coordination of energy resources.

SOLUTION

Verify Energy offers the underserved Commercial & Industrial solar market a unified solar monitoring dashboard that is affordable for an entire portfolio. The vendor agnostic, AI-driven software can connect to any type of standard DER device and create a plug-and-play connection to their cloud or their customer’s cloud.

SOLUTION

Verinno. Inc. provides AAR/DLR and grid reliability services to send more power through existing transmission lines, minimize transmission O&M costs, and help utilities comply with FERC Order 881 via our sensor and backend system. Our system unlocks transmission capacity, helping utilities Turn Gray Power Green™.

SOLUTION

VoltMind leverages advanced algorithms, machine learning techniques and smart meter data to extract the physical relationships of low voltage distribution networks, enabling utilities to carry out electrical calculations without the need for electrical models. This model-free technology helps utilities to address their rapidly emerging need to adequately plan and operate electricity distribution networks.

SOLUTION

WBC uses an ML/AI-based control strategy for HVAC systems of small to medium-sized buildings. It can intelligently balance energy usage and indoor environmental quality for our customers. It can use less energy to achieve better IEQ.

SOLUTION

Whisker Labs is deploying the fastest-growing IoT electrical grid monitoring network. While on the job monitoring power quality and looking for electrical fire hazards from faulty wiring, devices, and appliances in buildings, the Whisker Labs network of Ting sensors monitors the electrical grid, helping operators better predict and identify potentially catastrophic malfunctions improving resiliency, flexibility, and efficiency.

SOLUTION

WhyGrene transactive energy platform aggregates DERs including solar, batteries, HVAC and EVs as VPP. We connect utilities with prosumers’ DERs through VPPs that manage distributed storage & generation under a single automated and secure energy marketplace. Our web-based UI  provides visibility and coordination of DERs for users to monitor energy transfers, production, consumption and storage with an easy-to-use web and mobile application.

SOLUTION

Worlds’ software combines the geospatial aspect of digital twins, computer vision, and IoT to capture contextual insights around physical processes (using existing cameras and sensors) and provides a holistic view into day-to-day operations. Using these new insights, we build AI-based automation into these processes to improve metrics like efficiency, safety, asset integrity, and production.