SmartGrid Seminar

Smart EV Charging, VGI, V2G, and MicroGrid Controllers
Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Y2E2 111
Bob Barcklay (Kisensum)
Abstract / Description: 

Kisensum is a software company that is dedicated to developing solutions for electric vehicle charging, stationary energy storage systems, and microgrids. Kisensum's microgrid controller software is flexible and adaptable to the needs of grid tied or islanded systems. It controls energy storage, EVs, PV, and inverters for demand charge management, resiliency, and PV over generation capture. The architecture is reliable and resilient, using open protocols and standards to easily incorporate all of the components of a microgrid. Build upon DOD cyber security standards, all applications integrate new batteries, 2nd life batteries, electric vehicles, PV, and building data into common processing model. The experience of developing and rolling out OpenADR internationally and developing the software for the first V2G fleet participating in the CAISO F/R market gives Kisensum a unique understanding of wholesale and utility energy markets.


Bob Barcklay is the CTO and co-founder of Kisensum, responsible for the architecture and development of its energy management platform which enables distributed energy resources (electric vehicles, stationary storage and renewable generation) to participate in the ancillary energy markets. Bob has co-founded several companies and held executive roles leading software engineering teams. Most recently he was co-founder & VP Engineering at Thuuz, a sports analytics company, where he remains on the board. Previously, he was the VP & Chief Architect at Kivera (acquired by TeleCommunication Systems) where he managed a multinational team developing wireless applications and navigation services. His first start-up was iKnowMed, where he was a co-founder and VP Engineering for six years. iKnowMed developed one of the first commercial clinical decision support systems for oncology physicians. Before starting his career in software development, Bob taught computer science at Stanford University where he received a BS in Mathematics & Computational Science and an MS in Engineering Economic Systems.