It’s the 6th edition, and with a of a strong history of over 3500 applications from startups all over the world, Free Electrons has executed USD $20million in pilot projects, $30million in deployments and $30million in direct investment, and growing:
In 2022, Free Electrons continues Powering the Future of Energy, with leading energy utilities working alongside selected startups chosen out of hundreds of applications from 77 different countries.
The next phase will see partnerships forming in Chicago, matching solutions with concrete challenges to outline a collaborative roadmap for the first pilots/projects. Meet the 15 startups selected:
Blink Energy Inc | USA
Blink Energy Inc makes bundled hardware and software to make distant power line de-icing cost-efficient. A way for Energy Distribution Companies to save their lines from freezing temperatures and, consequently, people’s lives.
BrainBox AI – Community AI | Canada
Unique technology combining artificial intelligence and cloud computing to create the world’s first fully autonomous commercial HVAC solution, hence reducing a building’s HVAC energy spent and carbon footprint, while improving occupant’s comfort.
DCSix Technologies | Ireland
A simple to install, reliable, accurate and economical energy monitoring solution. The data provided from Wattrics coupled with the experience of the personnel at DCSix Technologies creates a rounded product and allows for engagement with market sectors not typically deploying energy monitoring or management.
DeepVolt | Tunisia
AI-powered software for the placement and sizing of electric vehicle charging stations. It provides strategic planning insights including predicted charging demand, expected return on investment, and optimal combination with renewable energy.
eleXsys from Planet Ark Power | Australia
Radically increase the amount of DER the Distributions Grid can host for little or no cost to speed up global decarbonisation. an advanced power electronics device with integrated artificial intelligence (AI) software applications that enables next-generation two-way smart grids.
Gaiascope | USA
Gaiascope provides forecasting software for energy storage systems (ESS) that increases asset returns by up to 5-10x. In 2021, Gaiascope generated over 70% returns through active trading in wholesale markets using their forecast technology.
IND Technology | Australia, USA
Their Early Fault Detection (EFD) system uses IoT architecture with edge-computing, smart sensors and cloud-based big data analysis to locate and classify incipient faults with extreme sensitivity to 10-meter accuracy on network segments.
IONATE | United Kingdom
Designed to enable a fundamentally future-proof energy transition through deep-tech innovation, integrating the system as it is. Their Hybrid Intelligent Transformers (HITs) equip key electricity players with the data and power flow control they need for the energy transition.
LEBO ROBOTICS | Japan
Providing smart maintenance for wind power Operation & Maintenance. They intend to contribute to environmental protection, even if only indirectly, by increasing the ratio of renewable energy to the energy we consume as much as possible.
NanoLock Security | USA
NanoLock device-level protection and management secures IoT and connected devices, such as smart meters against outsiders, insiders and supply chain cyber events, including human errors.
Power to Hydrogen | USA
Power to Hydrogen is developing patent-protected, low-cost electrolyzers to reduce the cost of hydrogen production and long duration energy storage with hydrogen.
Rated Power | Spain
Their technology finds the smartest way to maximize the value of photovoltaic plants, scanning millions of iterations, finding the best configuration and immediately generating hundreds of pages of engineering documents.
Sawatch Labs | USA
EV Analytics Suite including tailpipe emissions calculations, vehicle specific EV recommendations, site specific EVSE (Electric vehicle supply equipment) energy demand projections, and operational analysis of EV already deployed.
Simerse AI | United Kingdom
Helping electric utilities find defects on critical utility equipment using AI algorithms. Utilities face the common problem of not having enough images of defects to train AI for defect detection and Simerse comes to address that.
SmartHelio Sarl | Switzerland
An end-to-end real-time analytics platform that reads the live data coming from solar plants, automatically identifies why the plant is under performing or will underperform. It will then prescribe actions to the companies with recommended timelines of action.