Ushering In a Sustainable Future with Distributed Energy Resources (DER) Technology
Climate change is a real threat to our planet and we need to mobilize people across the globe to catalyze change. At Virtual Peaker we’re focused on transforming and optimizing the electric grid and believe distributed resources are the answer. We’re doing our best to save the planet. Literally.
How We Got Here
Our founder and CEO, Dr. William (Bill) Burke, graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Controls, Energy, and Machine Learning. His dissertation examines how to control thousands of thermostats to benefit both homeowners and utilities. As a builder and engineer, Bill sees the massive opportunity for utilities to manage their loads and engage their customers through the IoT and connected in-home devices.
Kentucky natives, Bill and his wife left the Bay Area to bring their family back home. Bill was offered a position at GE in Louisville developing high-performance residential energy management software. He started Virtual Peaker in 2015 with its first client, Glasgow (Kentucky) Electric Plant, and now the SaaS company has expanded to become a global leader in demand response programs. The team at Virtual Peaker is fun-loving, smart, and full of energy, and Bill is thrilled to be based in Louisville, an emerging tech hub with enormous talent and potential.
Taking the Lead: Our Mission
Our mission is simple: to help utilities decentralize, digitize, and decarbonize using loT and smart home tech so that together we can help save the planet.
Our Core Values
From the beginning, we’ve tried to make decisions our stakeholders would be proud of. Our core values are at the center of every one of those decisions, and our growth is rooted in these values. Really, it’s that simple.
Meet the Team That Makes Virtual Peaker Special
Our team brings years of experience in energy, technology, and market development to the table. We are powered by the greatness of our team, and wholeheartedly believe each and every member brings unique skills to help build technology for the new energy future.
Learn About How to Join Our Team
Do you agree that we need to face climate change head-on? Are you passionate about saving the planet and making a difference in the work you do? If so, we want to hear from you. Let’s affect change together.