Researcher Announcement

HARC's Energy Research Team Accepted in Business Startup

Posting Date: 
Monday, August 26, 2019

The Energy team, comprised of Ms. Marina Badoian-Kriticos, Dr. Gavin Dillingham, Dr. Stephanie Glenn, and Dr. Meredith Jennings had CARAT (Climate Analytics Risk Assessment Tool) accepted in EPICenter’s incubator business startup program out of San Antonio. CPS Energy, Itron, Landis+Gyr and OCI Solar Power founded EPIcenter in 2015 to propel energy innovation and thought for the global future with a think tank, incubator and accelerator, strategic partnerships, and critical conversations around energy. Technology incubators are becoming increasingly common, but rare are those centered exclusively on energy innovation. The EPIcenter Energy Incubator and Accelerator provides a variety of services for emerging businesses focused on the advancement of energy innovation and technology.

CARAT is being developing to help support energy planning for facilities and delivery. Also, this tool can be used to monetize risk considering future physical climate risk. It is being developed on a Software as a Service (SAAS) platform, a delivery model in which software is licensed on a subscription basis and is centrally hosted.

HARC’s energy research includes identifying and supporting cost-effective, practical energy solutions to speed the transition to a decarbonized system. Making the transition to clean energy will require a coordinated effort led by non-partisan entities. HARC’s continued effort will guide policymakers and industry leaders towards improvements in areas such as electric power resilience, energy efficiency, distributed energy resources, and low impact oil and gas exploration.