Sunil Cherian is the Founder and CEO of Spirae. Since founding Spirae in 2002, he has built the company into a market leader in software platforms for renewables and distributed energy resources management and microgrid controls, with a growing intellectual property portfolio, premier customers and partners, and trendsetting distributed energy projects.
Dr. Cherian is a frequent speaker at industry events and has multiple publications in books, journals and conference proceedings. Dr. Cherian holds two patents related to distributed control of the electric grid and the delivery of grid-responsive energy services. He serves on the Board of the Colorado Cleantech Industry Association and as an Advisor to the Rocky Mountain Institute’s e-Lab Initiative. He served as an Advisor to Track 1 of the NY REV initiative and is currently featured in the Smithsonian Institution’s Places of Invention exhibit as an energy innovator.