CEO, Sustainable Power System
Steve Drouilhet is Founder and CEO of Sustainable Power Systems, Inc., a microgrid controls technology developer in Boulder, Colorado. Steve is well versed in electrical, mechanical, and controls engineering disciplines, and he holds engineering degrees from Brown University, the Von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, and the University of California at Berkeley. Steve’s professional experience in renewable energy industry spans 35 years, having begun his career in 1982 working as a field test engineer on the first California wind farm. From 1994 to 2002, he worked at the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), where he led NREL’s program in wind-diesel hybrid system research and development. Sustainable Power Systems has implemented grid-tied, island, and village microgrid systems in Alaska, California, Colorado, Kansas, Hawaii, and China.
A few decades ago the rural electrification market was caught in a Catch-22: those with the need (for clean affordable electricity) did not have the money to pay for it, those with the money don’t want to invest in the technology, and those with the technology did not have access to those who have the […]