I’ve accepted a position at Griddy, inc. as a Software Engineer / Data Scientist / Project Manager / every-other-hat-I-can-wear. I want to just quickly talk about why I’m so fucking happy to be working at Griddy and sort of what the future holds.
I’m unsure of what I can talk about with regards to NDA so I’m definitely going to err on the side of safety. What I feel confident in being able to say without breaking NDA’s is that Griddy is an REP (Retail Energy Provider) but it’s more of a tech company that happens to be an REP than an REP that uses tech. We essentially have a platform that’ll make delivering electricity to our members super simple, easy, and god awfully cheap. Like, 30% off your energy bill compared to every other competitor kinda cheap.
Quick side note: there are three parts to delivering electricity to a house: the generators, the power lines, and then marketing yourself to customers. Half the country is a “regulated” market where one company will do all three above & have a guaranteed monopoly granted by the government but they can only charge what the gov says. The other half of the country has “deregulated” energy where the first two parts of the equation are still monopolies w/ the government saying how much they can charge but many companies can “sell” the connection between the powerlines & the home. Kinda confusing? Basically, you choose who your utility provider is in deregulated markets… kinda.
Getting to it, I joined Griddy for a few reasons:
1) everyone there is fucking brilliant & entrepreneurs at heart.
2) people truly need this product and it isn’t available in the US
3) I firmly believe that autonomous technology + batteries + electricity will bring about the 3rd industrial revolution so long as energy prices are cheap. If energy isn’t cheap, no industrial revolution.
This company truly has the capability of transforming how 1/2 of all americans get there power. My hope & goal is that it’ll help facilitate cheap energy which will in turn put pressure to move towards EV’s & sustainable energy. I could go on for days, but the end result is that I’m skipping to work & loving every fucking minute of my 12 hour work days.
Shitty post without much more depth as to “why” any of those things are the way they are but that’ll be a post after we launch.