Our grid is inverting.
Our resources are becoming more variable.
Distributed energy is forcing change, and flexibility is the key to
a grid that is reliable and resilient.

In 20 years, the electricity
industry as we know it will no longer exist.

The grid, its operating systems and utilities as we know them today will disappear, and the grid will invert. In the Grid 2.0 world, load-side assets will follow generation, reversing a long history of generation following load. No more ramping up CO2 emitting plants. Instead, clean, sustainable distributed energy assets will be tapped so that load is instantaneously increased or decreased to match demand, as it occurs. Energy storage assets become central to the balancing of the grid. In this new energy economy, these assets deliver new, unprecedented value streams for utilities, energy retailers and the customers they serve. The distributed energy economy is here. Are you ready for it?

see the future

Sustainable Energy Systems

Solar, batteries, wind, biomass, CHP, hydro, process storage… An unprecedented increase in clean, distributed energy resources is enabling a sustainable energy future for our power grids around the world. This is a future that can leverage any asset, anywhere, at any time – and do it at sub-second speeds, with an unlimited ability to scale and with the pinpoint accuracy needed to handle grid services as precise as renewable firming or frequency regulation. These are the keys to a cleaner,
more reliable grid – a grid that’s operated and
maintained in an entirely new way.

It's a Power System Problem

Replacing conventional power stations with sustainable distributed energy resources is tricky because it impacts the delicate balance between power management, voltage stability and power quality. But it can be done – with diverse, decentralized, dynamic DERMS and VPP solutions that support multi-layered flows of energy, information and markets. Lightening fast, adaptable and future proof: these are the hallmarks of a modern grid
that gives electric utilities and grid operators the
heightened level of control and flexibility needed
to manage the technical challenges posed by
an increasingly distributed world.

how we're addressing it

Utilities are expanding from load control-based DR to more complex systems that leverage thousands of distributed assets for precise, highly controllable grid services and a need to handle any asset, any time.

Our Team

  • Duncan Brown

    Solutions Explorer

    Aka Product Manager

    Duncan came to Vancouver nine years ago for summer vacation and never left. He fell in love with the opportunities […]

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    Gavin Hume

    Planetary Activist

    Aka, VP, Operations

    Gavin was Generac Grid Services’ 2nd employee, and he’s enjoyed every minute of the next nine year. He’ll tell you […]

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    Lauren Selleck

    Master Facilitator

    Aka Manager, Agile Practices

    Borrowing from the parlance of IT, Lauren’s colleagues have described her as a rare, “full-stack” human being. Software development, project […]

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    Jan Peter (J.P.) Moree

    Value Creator

    Aka Vice President, Business Development, Europe

    J.P. is — and always has been — very focused on creating value. For his customers, his family and his […]

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  • James Shaw

    Smart-Grid Pathfinder

    Aka Systems Engineering Architect

    Seven years ago, James Shaw was a Generac Grid Services customer so smitten with the technology, he joined the company. […]

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    Tom Stacy

    Bridge Builder

    AKA Vice President, Software Engineering

    Focused, driven and passionate, Tom is resolute about continual improvement in everything he does. Not only does he want to […]

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    Bud Vos

    Mr. Roboto

    Aka President and CEO

    Bud likes to build things. And he likes going fast. In his personal life, you might find him designing robots […]

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    Sahand Behboodi

    Thoughtful Catalyst

    AKA Software Engineer

    A famous man once said there are people who make things happen, people who watch things happen and people who […]

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  • Woon Tiong Ang

    Creative Genius

    Aka Software Engineer

    Woon Tiong Ang embraces a philosophy of, “In life, you only live once.” This permeates everything he does and has […]

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    Andy Gassner

    Renaissance Man

    Aka Principle Product Manager

    Andy is a rocket scientist with a relentless quest to harness the power of the wind. With a background in […]

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    Ishan Modi

    Patient Sports Buff

    AKA Customer Success Engineer

    Ishan has two big passions: doing what he can to accelerate the transition to 100% renewable energy — and avidly […]

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    Landon Ajimura

    Perpetual Student

    AKA Software Engineer

    Landon is always learning — when he’s not ideating, that is — and applying what he’s learned in iterative problem-solving […]

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  • Eric Hoevenaars

    Simplicity Seeker

    Aka Senior Manager, Commercial Operations

    Eric appreciates the simple things in life: good food, good friends and an efficiently run power system. He has spent […]

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    Joseph Jobes

    Humble Deconstructionist

    AKA Software Engineer

    Ascetic. Minimalist. Disciplined. Humble. No, Joseph Hobs is not a monk. But he is just as dedicated to his own […]

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    Nima Tehrani

    Insatiable Learner

    Aka Product Manager

    Nima Tehrani is fervent about a lot of things, and many of them revolve around how technology can be used […]

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    Max Maguire

    People Lover

    AKA Proposal Manager

    Max enjoys — and is very good at — getting to know people. What makes them tick? What makes them […]

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  • Trevor Walker

    The Rock

    Operations Engineer

    With more than 17 years of IT experience, Trevor has tremendous strengths as a systems architect and network engineer. In […]

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    Darren Wong

    Indigenous Energy Expert

    Aka Director of Operations

    Darren was born in Singapore, brought to BC as a child, attended the University of British Columbia and has been […]

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    James Carr

    Low-key high-brow

    Aka Chief Financial Officer

    He may seem like the proverbial “boy next door,” but make no mistake about it. Generac Grid Services CFO James […]

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    Peter Brindley

    Aussie Activist

    Aka VP Business Development, APAC

    Peter has long considered himself an activist — and also an optimist. So it’s no wonder that he was drawn […]

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  • Malcolm Metcalfe

    The Visionary

    Aka Enbala founder and Chief Research Officer

    Malcolm Metcalfe is the founder of Enbala, which is now Generac Grid Services. He says he started Enbala as something […]

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    Liam Kelly

    The Toymaker

    Aka Manager, Systems Engineering

    Have you ever met one of those endlessly tinkering types who is constantly surrounded by nuts, bolts and tiny tools […]

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    Monte Johnston

    Why Guy

    Aka Software Engineer

    Enbala’s Monte Johnston is not an “ours is not to reasons why” kind of guy. Monte is ALWAYS wondering why […]

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    Greg Baraghimian

    Traveling Man

    Aka Senior Software Engineer

    Greg came to the Generac Grid Services Denver office via Southern California, New Orleans, New York, Boston and Berlin. Needless […]

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  • Tracy McFarlan

    Healthy Explorer

    AKA Product Owner

    Tracy’s dream is to visit every single continent and make friends in every country and city along the way. An […]

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    Troy Anatra

    The Creative Problem Solver

    Aka Vice President, Market Development

    Troy has a quest for novelty and a passion for finding creative solutions to complex challenges. To him, the world […]

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    Eric Maurer

    Illustrious Author

    AKA Senior Manager, Energy Markets

    Eric is passionate about a lot of things, but one thing that has galvanized him for many years is how […]

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    Jonathan (J.T.) Thompson

    The Alabama Slammer

    Aka Vice President – Regional Sales

    It not because he played football ferociously for the Crimson Tide. It’s not because he grew up near Mobile and […]

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  • Mayurthen Suppiah

    Disciplined Competitor

    Aka Manager of Network Operations

    Professionally and personally, Mayurthen is passionate about discipline, control and the never-ending quest for education and improvement. A specialist in […]

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    Sri Narayan

    Poetic Empath

    Aka Senior Controls Engineer

    Sri Narayan wants to own real estate in the hearts of as many people as possible by continually practicing random […]

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    Emily Fan

    Passionate Linguist

    Aka Operations Engineer Co-op

    Emily has a “work hard, play hard” approach to life. Multi-lingual, she has learned to speak English, Cantonese, Mandarin and […]

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    Preetinder Kaur

    Cyber Guardian

    AKA Cybersecurity Specialist

    Diligent, proactive and passionate about security, Preetinder Kaur found her ideal career in information security — a fast-paced and ever-evolving […]

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  • Lana Gonoratsky

    Active Advocate

    Aka Proposal Manager

    Lana lives in a world of continual learning, understanding and communicating. Driven by a focus on sustainable development, renewable energy, […]

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    Darrin Dykstra

    Trance Dance Lover

    Senior QA Automation Test Engineer

    Software test engineer by day; cryptocurrency/tech enthusiast by night. Darrin brings Generac Grid Services more than 20 years of experience […]

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    Ginger Juhl

    Experience Officer

    Aka Head of Marketing

    If you know Ginger, you might describe her as “a little quirky”, slightly “touched” and “a bit to the left […]

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    James Weinkam

    The Shutterbug

    Aka Senior Software Engineer

    After spending some 16 years at Kodak, it’s no wonder James is a photography fan. An electronic engineer with more […]

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  • Matt Milton

    Impassioned Programmer

    AKA Software Engineer

    It’s true that Matt is passionate about the quality of the code he develops. And his skills as a software […]

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    Jacob George

    Citizen of the World

    Aka Customer Success Engineer

    Having lived in four countries (so far) and visited many more, Jacob George is a proverbial citizen of the world. […]

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    Eric Young

    The Swiss Army Knife

    Aka Vice President, Industry Solutions

    Engineering expertise with business savvy. Technical know-how with an artistic eye. Digital adept and outdoor trailblazer. Those dichotomous traits define […]

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    Graham Horn

    Smart Energy Evangelist

    Aka, Vice President, Enterprise Accounts

    Graham Horn has been a green energy guy for ages, and what attracted him to Generac Grid Services was the […]

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  • Patrick Isaac

    Happy Feet

    SCRUM Master

    Not only is Patrick a skilled software engineer and Certified ScrumMaster, but his fellow Agile delivery team members say that […]

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    Helen Zhang

    Visionary Toastmaster

    AKA Development Operations Engineer

    Originally from Shanghai, Helen is proactive, adaptable, innovative and a team-focused leader with strong skills in bringing people and technology […]

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    Michael Sharrow

    Long Haul Trekker

    AKA Senior Staff Accountant

    Whether going on a hike, satisfying an unquenchable curiosity or crunching lots of numbers, Michael is in it for the […]

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    Michael Gaertner

    German Outpost

    AKA Senior Project Manager

    Organized, focused, direct, goal-oriented and highly efficient. Michael Gaertner embodies many characteristics that make him the ideal vanguard for Generac […]

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  • Jamie Maxwell

    Go-To, Go-Getter

    Sales Operations Manager

    Throughout her career, Jamie has come to always be known as the “go to” person wherever she has worked. Organized, […]

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    Jessie Mehrhoff

    Climate Activist

    AKA Product Marketing Manager

    Greta Thunberg has nothing on Jessie Mehrhoff. Inspired at a young age by her father’s success in enabling legislation to […]

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    Prashant More

    Control Freak

    Aka Manager, Controls Engineering

    Prashant characterizes himself as a very good chess player, a great risk taker and a proud father of two. He […]

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    Eli Fratkin

    Unflappable Improviser

    Senior Systems Engineer in Project Delivery

    Eli Fratkin is a resourceful, self-driven improviser — a spontaneous (yet focused), intuitive problem-solver capable of quickly finding new solutions […]

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  • Tony Winn

    Gentle Persuader

    Aka Lead Architect, Software Development

    An inquisitive problem solver, Tony has just the right balance of calm guidance, empathetic understanding and experience-driven knowledge. Eschewing grandstanding […]

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    David Bopp

    The Cheering Synergist

    Aka Manager, Corporate & Production IT/IS

    More than 19 years ago, Linux gave David a wink, and IT captured his imagination. Self-described as a people-oriented tech […]

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    Mark Mosher

    Mr. Natural

    Aka Director, Customer Success

    A native of Nova Scotia, Mark was drawn to the Pacific Coast in search of waves to surf and mountains […]

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    Pritha Mishra

    Calm Simplifier

    Senior QA Automation Test Engineer

    Pritha hails from Nepal, and her roots no doubt contribute to her kind and calm demeanor, her quest for quiet […]

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  • Jon Grooters

    Determined Competitor

    AKA Director, Strategic Accounts

    Some people with a competitive streak enjoy sports; others want to dominate sales charts. Jon Grooters does both. When enjoying […]

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    Mike Ruth

    City Slicker

    Aka Vice President, Product Management

    Mike Ruth is indeed one slick dude. His shoes are snazzy; he rocks the trendiest of shirts and he’d look […]

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The grid is changing.
To survive in the distributed energy world, utilities and energy retailers will adapt their thinking, their models and their expectations to forge a new path forward.