Past Meetup

NCRES Speakers Series: Scaling Renewable Energy Microgrids

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Every last Tuesday of the month

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For September we'll be joined by Sunil Cherian, CEO of Spirae who will discuss some of their projects involving scaling up renewable energy powered microgrids.

This event is free but donations will be accepted to help cover food costs. Also note that this event will be held at the CSU Powerhouse Campus, 430 N. College Ave in Fort Collins and not at our usual location at the Odell Brewery.

Please note there is limited parking at the CSU Power House, for parking info click on:

About our speaker: Dr. Sunil Cherian is the Founder and CEO of Spirae, a company that specializes in software platforms for integrating high levels of renewables and Distributed Energy Resources (DER) for a wide range of applications. Since founding Spirae in 2002, he has been focused onproductizing distributed energy software, and growing the company’s intellectual property portfolio, customer base and strategic partnerships. Prior to Spirae, Dr. Cherian founded Sixth Dimension, Inc. for providing communication and control technologies for the electricity industry and served as its CEO from 1997 to 2002. Sixth Dimension was acquired by Comverge in 2003. Dr. Cherian has extensive experience in renewable energy integration, microgrids, and distributed energy resources management for end-use and utility applications and he holds two patents in distributed control of the electric grid and grid-responsive energy services. He currently serves on the Board of the Colorado Cleantech Industry Association and as an Advisor to the Rocky Mountain Institute’s e-Lab Initiative. He was an Advisor to Track 1 of the NY REV initiative and is currently featured in the Smithsonian Institution’s Places of Invention exhibit as an energy innovator.

For more information on the Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) see our website: