Sunil Cherian

Founder and CEO, Spirae

Decarbonising mining: electrification opportunities in the journey to net zero - Grand Ballroom, Day 1, 14:30-15:00

Sunil Cherian is the Founder and CEO of Spirae, a company that specialises in software platforms for integrating high levels of renewables and distributed energy resources for a wide range of applications. Since founding Spirae in 2002, he has been focused on productising distributed energy software and growing the company’s intellectual property portfolio, customer base and strategic partnerships.

Prior to Spirae, Cherian founded Sixth Dimension, Inc. for providing communication and control technologies for the electricity industry and served as its CEO from 1997 to 2002.

He has extensive experience in renewable energy integration, microgrids and distributed energy resources management for end-use and utility applications, and holds two patents related to distributed control of electric power systems. He has been involved in shaping the distributed energy industry for over 20 years through various DOE initiatives, Gridwise Alliance and the Fort Collins Zero Energy District. He has served on the Board of Colorado Cleantech Industry Association and as Advisor to the Rocky Mountain Institute’s e-Lab Initiative and the NY REV initiative. He is currently featured in the Smithsonian Institution’s Places of Invention exhibit as an energy innovator.