ClearGrid is a start-up company founded by utility industry veterans and computer vision software experts. We are pioneering imagery analysis technology in the energy industry. Privately-held, ClearGrid is based in the Greater New York City Area. It is a member of the New York City Accelerator for a Clean and Resilient Economy (NYC ACRE).
We use novel imagery sources to develop actionable insights. Our solutions provide an edge to developers and operators of distributed resources and electric utilities themselves. The result: more satisfied customers
We identify where there are critical action points for your business’s growth and development
Better and more cost-effective vegetation management helps you maximize the effectiveness of your budget and know the results of your efforts.
Improve the accuracy of your GIS, keep better track of equipment locations and status, and manage your infrastructure better.
Michael managed electric utility technology and M&A strategy for 5 years, most recently as Business Development and M&A Manager at PSEG, the largest utility in NJ. While there, he saw 75% of the utility's customers lose power after Hurricane Sandy, and had a vision of using imagery better. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst, JD, member of the New York State Bar.
Jay has over 30 years experience in the utility industry, including as a project manager and team leader with Northeast Utilities. He has been called upon to be an expert witness in over two dozen regulatory proceedings, and in front of the Connecticut Legislature. He was strategic lead on three distribution company rate proceedings. He has an M.S. In Business Economics and a B.S. In Marketing from Bentley University.
Computer Vision Advisor Jim Reesman is an experienced imaging industry expert, software developer and team leader. He has over 30 years of software development experience and an MS in Computer Science from Stanford, with a focus on computer vision and machine learning. He was previously Vice President of Software Engineering for a large, publicly traded digital imagery codec company.
Ram Krishna is a versatile and resourceful software architect, seasoned in both back-end and front-end. He has a strong understanding of essential programming languages like C, JAVA (OOP) and Python, as well as Android app development. Research interests include Augmented Reality, Cloud Computing, Big Data, Virtual Machines, Networking, and others. He is currently a full-time Computer Science Master’s Student at NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering.
Khurram has a PhD in Computer Science and 10 years of leadership experience in data aggregation and image processing. He was Chief Scientist at ObjectVideo, a leading object recognition company, where he steered its R&D for government and commercial clients and managed a group of 30 engineers
We were selected by the State of New York for a research grant to begin developing image pattern recognition algorithms, in July 2014. Excerpt from Governor Cuomo's Press Release: "ClearGrid Innovations seeks to create a system of computer algorithms to recognize potential problems on the state electrical grid to improve response time. These include problems related to trees near lines, damage to poles and other infrastructure problems. The program will use 3-D imagery to create an algorithm to allow a quick comparison of normal and damaged lines."
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