Thomas de Fresart

Vice President of Strategic Growth

Tom de Fresart is the Vice President of Strategic Growth at PowerFlex. He co-founded the company's battery energy storage business in 2016, created the business plan for commercial energy storage, and built the tools and processes to model and operate projects requiring energy optimization, which became the PowerFlex X™ platform. He currently leads the Market Commercialization, Policy, Estimating, and Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Product Management teams, focusing on strategy, entering new markets, and growing the energy storage and EV charging businesses through product and solution development, policy engagement, and optimal pricing and financing models. 

Prior to working at PowerFlex, Tom held roles at EDF Renewables’ Grid-Scale Power business, focused on acquiring mid-scale solar projects and leading innovation and technology commercialization initiatives. Before renewables, he worked as an equity valuation consultant at Merrill Lynch and as a management consultant for a regional commercial bank. Tom holds an MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.

Topics of Interest

  • EV charging products and solutions
  • Battery energy storage optimization
  • Vehicle-to-grid applications

Cleantech Industry Expert

Tom brings deep, wide-ranging industry knowledge with a comprehensive view of the dynamic cleantech landscape. His expertise in all the puzzle pieces — from hardware to software to policy to market trends —  makes him uniquely adept at addressing a broad set of topics as well as sharing insights about patterns, trends, and bigger-picture industry conversations.

“Transitioning from fossil fuel to electric vehicles is a large and capex-intensive endeavor for businesses. By combining onsite solar generation, energy storage, and EV charging optimized by PowerFlex X with Adaptive Load Management®, customers can take control and reduce the cost of electrifying their transportation beyond what’s possible with their current utility options.” — Thomas de Fresart, Senior Director of Strategic Growth

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About PowerFlex

PowerFlex, an EDF Renewables affiliate, is a clean technology solutions company making the transformation to carbon-free electrification and transportation possible.

Our onsite intelligent energy management platform, PowerFlex X, monitors, controls, and optimizes onsite clean energy assets — solar, storage, EV chargers, and microgrids — and reduces overall energy costs through adaptive algorithms that maximize distributed energy resources.

PowerFlex is the second-largest installer of commercial rooftop solar and the fourth-largest network of Level 2 EV chargers in the U.S. Our solar and storage projects offset 70,000 tons of CO2 each year, while our 10,000+ EV chargers were responsible for offsetting 13,000 tons of CO2 in 2022.