who we are
Trianon Renewable Grid Stability, LLC (Trianon Grid) is a technology commercialization and marketing firm whose product is a revolutionary control software which enhances the performance of power inverters, enabling solar and other renewable facilities to deliver high-quality electricity, helping to stabilize the grid and facilitate the implementation of a grid powered entirely with renewable energy.
Trianon Grid, was formed in early 2020. The co-founders, William Golove and Bruce Drucker, currently serve as CEO and CFO of the company. Additionally, Lee Krevat, CEO of Krevat Energy Innovations, and Chris Marnay, a retired Staff Scientist from Berkeley Lab, serve on our Board of Advisors. More information on our team members can be found below.
William Golove, CEO, has overall responsibility for the success of Trianon Grid, including the identification, selection and engagement of the inverter manufacturer (IM) and the testing lab(s) and coordinating the efforts of the other team members. Golove is a co-founder and the CEO of Trianon. He has worked in the clean energy sector for nearly 30 years. Golove has helped lead efforts to demonstrate “proof of concept” for, and commercialize, a low-cost, two-blade wind turbine generator designed for low-wind regimes and a long-duration flywheel technology. Golove has worked on deve loping renewable energy projects and commercializing new energy-related technologies for the past 25 years. While a Scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory he lead the development of 2,000 MW of wind projects and more than $100 Million of “behind the meter” energy projects, including energy efficiency, solar, demand response, fuel cells and cogeneration at more than 500 facilities in California. Golove advised the US Postal Service, General Services Administration, Department of Energy, Air Force and Department of Veterans Affairs on the procurement of renewable power and project development. He also led a technology assessments of several building energy-related technologies on behalf of various federal government agencies. Following his time at LBNL, he led “bankability” and project development efforts to demonstrate “proof of concept” and commercialize a prototype for a low cost, two-bladed wind turbine and, later, electric circuit-level sensors and then a long-duration energy storage flywheel. In both instances, the challenges presented by the testing and performance requirements of the market were similar, if not identical, to the challenge of commercializing our innovation.His background and experience makes him ideal to lead the management of Trianon Grid.
Bruce Drucker, CFO, supports Golove in all aspects of company activity. His extensive background in structuring, negotiating and drafting contracts for a wide range of energy projects will facilitate the contracting necessary for implementation of the Project. Drucker drafted and negotiated the key agreements for the proof of concept and commercialization efforts for a number of renewable and clean fuel technologies, including a receiver and molten salt loop for solar thermal projects. Drucker has been working on energy and clean fuels projects for 36 years. He first worked as an attorney structuring, negotiating and drafting the key project contracts and financing documents, for a variety of energy projects and later expanded into full-scale development of energy projects in the U.S. and overseas. Drucker’s experience over the past 16 years focused on renewable energy projects, including wind, solar, geothermal, landfill gas and storage. He assisted in structuring the licensing agreements for various renewable energy technologies and arrangements to enable those technologies to be developed and commercialized. Drucker arranged for and negotiated the license agreement for the molten salt storage technology and receiver which created SolarReserve, LLC. He has also assisted in the proof of concept and commercialization of an energy storage technology utilizing electric locomotives and weights, as well as a catalytic depolymerization technology designed to convert hydrocarbon waste material into a diesel fuel.
Board of Advisors
Lee Krevat will assist in identifying and securing the inverter manufacturer and the testing lab(s) and play a ongoing advisory role in running the company. Krevat has extensive contacts with renewable technology providers, including parties implementing microgrids, who work with a number of inverter manufacturers. His background and experience make him ideal for assisting Trianon Grid, particularly his role as Director, PXiSE Energy Solutions (which offers the DERMS Advanced Control Technology to provide management and sub-second control for grid-connected microgrids, island microgrids, renewable energy farms and high percentage renewable segments of the grid). Krevat’s significant experience includes leadership roles in the areas of grid modernization, utility strategy, distributed energy resources, microgrids, renewable energy, technology research and development and program management and implementation. From 1998 to 2018, Krevat held a number of positions with Sempra Energy. After founding their Smart Grid Team in 2009, Krevat led enterprise-wide smart grid and clean transportation strategy, policy and project alignment for Sempra. In 2015, as Director, New Ventures, Sempra Renewables, Krevat directed the company into new business areas focused on solar, energy storage, load optimization, microgrids and fuel cells. In 2017, Krevat was appointed as Director, PXiSE Energy Solutions. While at PXiSE, Krevat developed partnerships, venture capital opportunities and microgrid clean energy projects to grow PXiSE into a self-sustaining entity using its DERMS Advanced Control Technology to provide management and sub-second control for grid-connected microgrids, island microgrids, renewable energy farms and high percentage renewable segments of the grid.
Board of Advisors
Chris Marnay is a Senior Scientific Fellow in LBNL’s China Energy Group. He worked at LBNL for 29 years before retiring in 2013. He also leads an independent consultancy, MgDoM. He has worked for two decades in the microgrid area, and has been one of its most influential researchers. Notably in 2001, he proposed the Distributed Energy Resources Customer Adoption Model (DER-CAM), and led its development for over a decade. In 2005, he began the International Microgrid Symposium series, and chaired its first ten events. He also chaired the Conseil International des Grands Réseaux Électriques (CIGRÉ) Microgrid Evolution Roadmap Working Group for 2010-2015, and the Benefits Analysis section of the U.S.-China Climate Change Working Group on Smart Grids during 2014-2016. He is an affiliate faculty member at U.C. Berkeley’s Energy and Resources Group and Tianjin University. He is also an Academic Advisor to the Centro de Energía at the University of Chile, and a Guest Researcher of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He holds A.B., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees, all from the University of California, Berkeley.