Louisville-based Virtual Peaker Inc. makes a web-based platform through which utility companies can control internet-enabled appliances, such as window air conditioners, heat pumps, and thermostats. Its clients are utility companies, which use the platform to manage power demand during peak electricity usage periods. This is another company we recently met with to talk more about the idea. When I asked founder William Burke who was investing in his company, his response was something like: Very smart people.
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