Company: RockPort Capital
Source: Greentech Media
As the smart grid market continues to move from the fundamental ‘blocking and tackling’ of infrastructure and communications build-out to a wide swath of new, advanced applications ranging from consumer behavior analytics, to next-gen control and protection, to greentech integration and grid optimization, we thought it helpful to once again call attention to those leading the charge. The global upgrade to Grid 2.0 has billions, if not trillions, of dollars, euros, yen and yuan on the table, as well as the future safety and security of our power grids, and it is not a job for the faint of heart. Luckily, the folks on this list are all on top of it. Are these folks in your Rolodex? If not, they should be.
Chuck McDermott, General Partner, Rockport Capital
Chuck McDermott gets the distinction of being possibly the only person on the list who is abona fide rock star, with more than a decade under his belt as a songwriter, performer and recording artist. But these days, McDermott is at Rockport Capital, placing bets on companies such as Comverge, EcoFactor, and Recurve, as well as a recent GE Ecomagination winner, Project Frog. With a heavy mix of distributed generation and energy management, McDermott and his partners at Rockport are making investments on getting the most from the smart grid on all sides.