Nachum Sadan is a director and the president and CEO of Amperion in Lawrence, Massachusetts, which provides innovative smart-grid communications solutions for electric utilities and has had more than 100 patents granted and pending in its 10-year history. He is responsible for the vision and strategic direction of the company, and the execution of its business operations. He is a serial entrepreneur with more than 25 years of experience in power engineering, computer networking and data communications. At Amperion, he has turned around the company by developing a completely new communications platform based on innovative and patent-protected technology, selling that concept to one of the largest utility companies in the U.S. and bringing it to commercialization - all on an extremely tight budget.
Peter Porteous is CEO of Blue Line Innovations, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, which manufactures real-time energy-monitoring products that help consumers save money while helping to conserve energy. He assumed the CEO role in 2009 after having supported co-founder Danny Tuff and the Management Team in a consulting capacity. Founded in 2003, Blue Line Innovations has sold more than 150,000 units of its PowerCost Monitor, a real-time feedback device for monitoring home-electricity usage.
Amperion and Blue Line Innovations were among the 10 presenting smart-grid companies at the Worcester-based Institute for Energy & Sustainability’s Smart Grid Venture Showcase at the Worcester-based Institute for Energy & Sustainability’s Smart Grid Venture Showcase, held last September 29 at Worcester Technical High School. WICN Public Radio was one of the sponsors of the Smart Grid Venture Showcase.
In an encore episode, Steve D'Agostino talks with Nachum Sadan and Peter Porteous about the key trends in smart-grid products, innovations and technologies.