• Vik Chaudhry

EPRI’s Incubatenergy Labs® Selects Buzz Solutions as a 2021 Cohort Awardee

(Palo Alto, CA) (June 10, 2021)The Electric Power Research Institute's (EPRI) Incubatenergy® Labs program today announced Buzz Solutions was selected as one of 20 startup companies that will conduct accelerated demonstrations of their technologies with utilities and EPRI as part of Incubatenergy Labs’ 2021 Cohort.

Buzz Solutions was chosen from more than 250 international startups by a panel of global utility and EPRI subject matter experts. The selected startups will spend 16 weeks working with electric power utilities and EPRI on demonstration technology projects intended to accelerate decarbonization, electrification, grid modernization, and other electric power industry innovation imperatives. The 2021 Cohort runs June to October, with results presented during interactive Incubatenergy Labs Demo Days Oct. 19-20.


“Collaborating on the rapid assessment and deployment of innovations across power generation, delivery, and end use is essential to achieving deep decarbonization by 2035”, said Incubatenergy Lead Erik Steeb. “Incubatenergy Labs brings startups Buzz Solutions and utilities together to crowd source the demonstration of these innovations and speed the commercialization of promising technologies.”


“Buzz Solutions is excited to participate in a flagship project alongside innovative power utilities and EPRI. Our vision is to safeguard the world’s energy infrastructure through more efficient, safe, and reliable power line inspections and analytics. With our end-to-end, AI-powered digital solution, Buzz Solutions aims to bring about a digital transformation for a more smart, stable, and resilient grid.” -Kaitlyn Albertoli and Vikhyat Chaudhry, Co-Founders Buzz Solutions


Host utilities for this year’s Cohort includes: Ameren and Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), along with participating utilities Con Edison, Duke Energy, Enel, FirstEnergy, Fortis (Newfoundland Power, Tucson Electric Power, FortisBC, Central Hudson), Green Mountain Power, Vermont Electric Coop, Vermont Electric Power Company (VELCO), New York Power Authority, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), Portland General Electric, Southern California Edison, Salt River Project (SRP), and Xcel Energy.


About Buzz Solutions


Buzz Solutions safeguards the world's energy infrastructure by providing AI-based actionable insights and predictive analytics for power line and grid infrastructure inspections. The software platform is powered by AI and Machine Vision for fault detection on assets, critical infrastructure, and vegetation management as well as insights and analytics for where and when those faults are happening or may happen in the future. The company works with utilities across North America and has raised a seed round of funding. For more information, visit buzzsolutions.co.


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