Tom de Fresart, Sr Director, Strategic Growth, co-founded PowerFlex’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 EV Charging Product Management teams, focusing on strategy, entering new markets, and growing the 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 & technology commercialization initiatives. Before working in 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.
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 on-site solar generation, battery 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