David A. Cohen, COO. Mr. Cohen is chief operating officer and co-founder of Pacific Controls Smart Grid Services. He has over 26 years of emerging energy technology companies, specializing in renewable energy, telecommunications, and software. He has co-founded three start-up companies and has initiated and completed numerous R&D joint ventures, and partnerships in the US, Europe, Latin America, and Australia. He is nationally renowned for his pioneering work in distributed energy communications and SmartGrid control applications.
David is a pioneer of the Smart Grid Industry and is currently leading the development of the industry’s first, End-to-End Building-to-Grid Smart Grid Managed Services Platform. Previously, he was was CEO of and co-founder of Infotility where he was responsible for two firsts for the Smart Grid industry: Intelligent agent-based software infrastructure for electric grid control applications, seed funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Electricity program. A real-time publish/subscribe software platform for automating demand response and real-time information tracking of metered data.
Prior to co-founding Infotility, David was one of the founders of Silicon Energy, a leading provider of Enterprise Energy Management (EEM) solutions where he helped to grow the organization to over 250 employees, when it was sold to Itron for $71 million. Before that, David was a principal with ICF Information Technology, and consultant with ICF Resources in Washington, D.C., which sold for $25M
David is a founding member of the GridWise Architecture Council (GWAC) where he helped to write the Smart Grid language used In the Energy Independence And Security Act Of 2007. He is on the NIST Smart Grid Standards development committee and is an active member of the DOE Modern Grid Initiative.
David received his M.S. Engineering and his BA in Environmental Studies from the University of Colorado with a focus on Computer Science, Energy Analysis, GIS, and Artificial Intelligence.