Enbala adds ex-KPCB EIR to board

Enbala Power Networks, a Canadian provider of solutions for distributed energy resource management, has added Dr. Cheryl Martin to its board of directors. Martin is a principal at Harwich Partners. She is also the the former acting director of the U.S. Department of Energys Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy and prior to that, was an executive in residence with Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers.



Enbala Power Networks today announced that Dr. Chery Martin, principal of Harwich Partners consultancy and an internationally recognized expert in energy-related technology, was appointed to the Enbala board of directors. Dr. Martin is the former Acting Director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) and recently led a critical aspect of New York State’s comprehensive Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) associated with demonstration projects. Her appointment to the Enbala board expands the board’s size to seven members.

“It’s gratifying to have an industry leader of Dr. Martin’s stature cast the vote of confidence implicit in this board appointment,” said Enbala President and CEO, Arthur Vos. “Cheryl brings our company deep experience in operations, positioning, marketing and advanced energy technology. As Enbala pushes forward in the distributed energy marketplace, it’s great to have Cheryl’s leadership and support for the company.”

“I have spent the past five years working in various roles to advance high-impact energy solutions towards market adoption, and Enbala fits right in with this very personal mission,” said Dr. Martin. “Enbala’s advanced optimization software is the key that can unlock the value of distributed energy. As we embark on a clean energy future, companies like Enbala are game changers. I welcome the opportunity to be part of this organization’s contributions to clean tech.”

Prior to joining ARPA-E, Dr. Martin was an executive in residence with Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, a venture capital firm based in Menlo Park, California. Dr. Martin also spent 20 years with Rohm and Haas Company, starting her career as a senior scientist for the company’s plastics additive business and then holding various leadership roles, including director of investor relations, director of financial planning and general manager of two separate divisions.

Dr. Martin earned a B.A. degree in chemistry from the College of the Holy Cross. She went on to earn a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She is active in the American Chemical Society (ACS) at both the local and national levels and serves on the board of directors for Philabundance, the greater Philadelphia region’s largest hunger relief organization.

About Enbala Power Networks
Enbala Power Networks is focused on making the world’s power grids greener and more reliable, efficient and predictable by harnessing the power of distributed energy. Enbala’s real-time energy-balancing platform is transforming energy system operations through its revolutionary, highly flexible approach for creating controllable and dispatchable energy resources. It unobtrusively captures and aggregates available customer loads, energy storage and renewable energy sources to form a network of continuously controlled energy resources. The platform dynamically optimizes and dispatches these resources to respond to the real-time needs of the power system – all without impacting customer operations. For more information, visit http://www.enbala.com or follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/Enbala.