AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Energy management systems (EMS) expert John Richmond joins Innovari, creator of the Interactive Energy Platform™ (IEP), as vice president of the eastern region. He will drive enrollment of utilities' commercial and industrial (C&I) customers into Innovari's utility programs.
Richmond comes to Innovari as a highly respected industry veteran with decades of utility and customer program experience. His role at Innovari will involve creating and sustaining collaborative partnerships between utilities and their commercial and industrial customers.
"Innovari's IEP allows utility and C&I customers to apply approaches that improve how their communities use energy, solving larger energy challenges in ways that benefit both parties," Richmond said. "It's exciting to join a company that is committed to helping utilities and their customers improve how the world uses energy."
The IEP helps utilities unlock affordable capacity to optimize grid performance and improve overall system utilization through the seamless integration of consumer edge-of-grid technologies – including demand management, renewable resources, energy storage and distributed generation – to provide customers with long-term clean, affordable and reliable power.
Innovari CEO Chris Hickman said, "We're seeing such growth and enthusiasm for our platform around the world that we've doubled in size this year already. Our ability to attract some of the industry's most seasoned, well-respected professionals is a leading indicator for us that we are doing the right things for our utility partners and the customers they serve. We're very excited to have John on our team."
Innovari's interactive energy platform connects utilities, their customers, and their communities to improve how the world uses energy. Our solution attacks the electric grid's core problem—the load duration curve—unlocking access to affordable capacity that improves system utilization, reliability, and financial performance, while our non-profit, Plugged into Kids, brings together utilities and their customers to help the children in their communities. With deep grid situational awareness, we enable dynamic, two-way verifiable demand side management; grid system optimization; renewable and distributed energy resources integration; and more. Innovari is the utility industry's Capacity for Change: www.innovari.com. Innovari is a VantagePoint Capital Partners Energy Innovations Portfolio Company: www.vpcp.com.