Tech Pioneers

Monitoring to Save Power


Washington, DC
Sector: Clean Tech
Peter L. Corsell, President and CEO
Age: 29

GridPoint's Energy Manager controls electrical circuits dedicated to large, energy-consuming devices such as air conditioners, water heaters, and pool pumps to increase energy efficiency in homes. The system enables utilities to discharge stored power during peak periods and recharge automatically during off-peak periods, and tells consumers how much electricity their appliances use. GridPoint was founded in 2003 by Peter Corsell, a former political analyst for the CIA, who worked for the State Department in Cuba.