Fermata Energy, the leader in vehicle-to-everything (V2X) charging systems, today announced it has named Anna Demeo, PhD, as the company’s first Chief Product Officer.
In this role, Demeo will oversee R&D and the continued development of the company’s proprietary V2X bidirectional charging system. To meet the increasing demand from fleet managers, utilities and automotive OEMs, Demeo will direct the continued development of the company’s industry-defining products and platform. Day-to-day, Demeo will oversee the product, hardware, software, and data sciences teams and will work closely with Fermata Energy’s Chief Technology Officer Glenn Skutt.
“Anna is well known throughout the energy sector for her leadership in bringing innovative solutions to market and for forecasting trends,” said Fermata Energy Founder and CEO David Slutzky. “Her depth of experience, wealth of knowledge, and connections in the industry will help Fermata Energy drive its innovative technology further into the EV charging and utility marketplace.”
Demeo previously served as Co-founder and President of Racepoint Energy, a flexible load management and microgrid technology company. Racepoint Energy was acquired by Savant Systems, Inc., the parent company of GE Lighting and Savant Power, where she served as Savant’s Chief Technology Officer. Demeo holds a number of patents and has authored numerous articles on climate change, renewable energy, and smart grid utilization. She also serves as an Associate Professor of Sustainable Design Engineering at the University of PEI in Canada.
“Fermata Energy is redefining how utilities and companies value and dispatch electric vehicles. Our V2X platform delivers a positive ROI to EV fleet operators, while affordably and quickly serving as a resource that supports grid resilience,” noted Demeo. “With projects that are earning their customers thousands of dollars per EV per year, Fermata Energy is now scaling the industry. This is an important and exciting time to join the company and work directly in this industry.”
Demeo joins the Charlottesville, VA-based company shortly after it announced the upcoming release of the FE-20, the company’s newest bidirectional charger. With multiple commercial projects already successfully deployed with its FE-15 bidirectional charger, Fermata Energy is adding the second commercial charger option with the FE-20 to meet the increasing demand for V2X installations. V2X includes both vehicle-to-grid (V2G) and vehicle-to-building (V2B) projects. Fermata Energy bidirectional chargers both charge and discharge the energy stored in EV batteries and enable customers to earn revenue from their local utility while their EVs are parked.
Fermata Energy has installed commercial bidirectional charging systems across the United States that are earning companies thousands of dollars per EV per year. Examples include the City of Boulder, The Alliance Center (Denver) and the Burrillville Wastewater Treatment Facility. Fermata Energy recently announced a deployment with Revel, a ride-share company in New York.
About Fermata Energy.
Park It. Plug It. Profit.™ Fermata Energy’s proprietary vehicle-to-everything (V2X) software platform and bidirectional chargers turn EVs into mobile energy storage assets, making it possible for EVs owners to combat climate change, increase energy resilience, and reduce energy costs. Learn more at www.fermataenergy.com, and follow us on Twitter (@FermataEnergy) and LinkedIn.
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