Looking for Someone with Electric Utility Skills

Posted by dbhalling 4 years, 7 months ago to Business
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I have a startup company in the electric utility space that has an invention that could save $1 billion a year. The company needs someone with expertise in the electric utility industry or a professor who is good at obtaining grants. If anyone in our group knows of anyone with these skills would you please contact me.

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  • Posted by CircuitGuy 4 years, 7 months ago
    I have a colleague who has worked at a utility consulting firm for the past 6 years and at least 10 years before that developing products used by electric utilities. I do not know if he's good at grants, but I've seen him workout a profitable partnership between a small company a large company in the industrial automation sector. PM me if I can help make a connection.
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  • Posted by CTYankee 4 years, 7 months ago
    Saving $1B/year is an insignificant dent in an industry whose sales are on the order of $660M/day.

    You have to break it down into clear $/$ ratios to attract investor interest. Simply stating a total money savings, makes for interesting click-bait, but it also raises the level of disbelief a full notch before the page loads.

    That said: I've made my career finishing projects other people have started and allowed to run late and go over budget. Gimme a shout today and i can save you a ton of aggravation; or you can wait and enjoy chewing on nails. ;^)
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  • Posted by $ Snezzy 4 years, 7 months ago
    When I read things like this I worry about the physics involved.

    A friend who was a truck driver approached me years ago with his plan to run an entire semi-tractor rig on the electricity from a 5 kw gas-electric generator. Rather than argue with him, I told him, "Put your plan in writing and I'll look at it." Result? Nothing.

    A big rig's engine might be making 560 hp, which is over 400 kw. He was off the mark by a factor of 80, but he was hoping I would fund his crazy project.
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