PALO ALTO — The Electric Power Research Institute’s (EPRI) Incubatenergy©Labs Challenge has named ev.energy as one of 17 finalists from more than 130 applicants to participate in the Challenge Pitch Day during EPRI’s Electrification 2020 International Conference & Exposition in Charlotte, N.C.

“The finalists’ applications outline technologies that may provide electric power customers effective energy management solutions and utilities new tools to maintain system quality, reliability, and efficiency while supporting sector-wide decarbonization,” said Erik Steeb, who leads the Incubatenergy™ Network and Labs program for EPRI. “At Pitch Day, our panel of utilities will select startups to test their solutions in the field through the summer of 2020.”

“We’re thrilled to be given the opportunity to work with a group of leading US utilities,” said Nick Woolley, ev.energy’s CEO. “This represents an important milestone in our continued expansion into the North American market.”

Results of the projects selected at Pitch Day will be presented at the Incubatenergy™Labs “Demo Day” in St. Louis, Mo., this October.

American Electric Power, Ameren, and TVA plan to serve as host utilities of the 2020 Challenge with participation from Consolidated Edison of New York, Nebraska Public Power District, New York Power Authority, Portland General Electric, Southern California Edison, Salt River Project, and Xcel Energy.