Patrick Lee is Energy Solutions, Executive Advisor at PXiSE.
This year, DistribuTECH International had a theme of "Experience the Energy Movement," with thirteen educational tracks and a massive exposition floor holding over five hundred booths. The PUF team met up with innovators making a difference with emerging technologies useful to the grid space.
PUF's Joe Paparello: Give an overview of your role at PXiSE Energy Solutions and how you help utilities.
Patrick Lee: I'm the executive advisor, the original co-founder and former CEO. Primarily, we enable the utility to manage and distribute resources and renewable energy, to allow them to get on a path toward a hundred percent renewable energy or zero carbon.
With the current technology available, it's kind of hit and miss, often you hear about solar moratoriums, and that the grid cannot handle more renewables. So, what we focus on is different technology that enables us to integrate and operate without fossil fuels. We have demonstrated this through a number of projects using our technology.
It's about smart energy management, and management of a mix of resources that are highly variable because traditionally, the power systems that we've been operating for the last hundred and forty years or so are all based on predictable planning, operating, and modeling.