Dahlberg brings more than 30 years of leadership experience in marketing, sales and business development with internet of things, technology manufacturing and tech startups
REDWOOD CITY, CA — January 9, 2018: AutoGrid, the leader in flexibility management software, announced today that it has appointed Bob Dahlberg as vice president of strategic partnerships & business development. Dahlberg will lead efforts to build a multi-channel partner network and develop new business opportunities with partners in energy efficiency, hardware manufacturing and demand-response aggregation. He also will work on securing new licensing opportunities for AutoGrid’s flagship software applications, AutoGrid Flex™ and AutoGrid Engage™. In his role, Dahlberg will engage with key internal and external stakeholders to drive partner revenue, satisfaction and growth.
Dahlberg comes to AutoGrid from Arrayent, a leading consumer internet of things platform for brand manufacturers, where he signed the company’s first major customers. Before joining Arrayent, he served as a partner at technology venture capital firm Horizon Ventures. Dahlberg began his startup career at then pre-revenue Synopsys, now the world’s 15th largest software company. There he served in numerous sales, marketing and corporate development leadership positions and established the Synopsys Venture Fund.
Before Synopsys, Dahlberg was a product manager at Intel, responsible for ethernet, data communications and digital signal processing integrated circuits. Dahlberg holds an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and a B.S. in electrical engineering and computer science with honors from the University of California at Berkeley.
“As more distributed energy resources come online, the ability to seamlessly manage flexible capacity at the grid edge is allowing energy providers and owners of large asset portfolios to transform their business models and deepen their relationships with energy consumers,” said Dahlberg. “It’s a great time to join AutoGrid and develop our partner network as more and more energy companies adopt AutoGrid’s platform to successfully integrate and monetize distributed energy resources.”
AutoGrid builds software applications that enable a smarter distributed energy world. The company’s suite of flexibility management applications allows utilities, electricity retailers, renewable energy project developers and energy service providers to deliver cheap, clean and reliable energy by managing networked distributed energy resources (DERs) in real time and at scale. AutoGrid applications are all built on the AutoGrid Energy Internet Platform™ (EIP™), with patented Predictive Controls™ technology that leverages petabytes of smart meter, sensor and third-party data, along with powerful data science and high-performance computing algorithms, to monitor, predict, optimize and control the operations of millions of assets connected across global energy networks.
AutoGrid has more than 2,500 megawatts of DERs under contract with more than 30 global energy companies around the world. Several of the world’s leading energy companies, such as National Grid, E.ON, Florida Power & Light, Southern California Edison, Eneco, Portland General Electric, CPS Energy, New Hampshire Electric Cooperative and NextEra Energy, are using AutoGrid’s software to improve their operations, integrate renewables and drive deeper engagement with their customers. AutoGrid has been recognized with several prestigious industry awards including the 2016 Energy Productivity Innovation Challenge (EPIC), Greentech Media’s Grid Edge Award 2016, Bloomberg New Energy Pioneer 2016, World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer 2015, Red Herring Top 100 North America 2017, 2017 Cleantech Global 100 and Industrial Innovation Company of the Year 2014 by the Cleantech Group.