A cross-disciplinary group committed to scaling clean energy

We are a team with diverse experience and expertise spanning engineering, software development, data science, architecture, and business. Our goal is to accelerate the adoption of clean energy.

Kevin Berkemeyer

VP of Innovation Implementation

“At Station A, our mission is to create scalable energy solutions to address the challenge of climate change. We are uniquely positioned to combine new and existing technologies in ways that will improve how clean energy is valued and deployed.”

Kevin is VP of Innovation Implementation, responsible for Station A’s overall strategy and execution. Along with the team, he is focused on working across NRG and with technology partners to create and implement new customer-centric models and analytics platforms for the deployment of clean distributed energy. Prior to Station A, Kevin was based in Beijing, where he started and led First Solar’s business in China and Thailand, developing utility-scale solar projects. In graduate school, Kevin worked on energy storage and solar projects with ARPA-E, Tesla, and Conservacion Patagonica. He began his career at Juice Energy, a retail energy startup. Kevin has a Bachelor’s in Global Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Taylor Keep

Director of Engineering

“I believe distributed, clean energy solutions must play a critical role in the future of a reliable, low-carbon grid, but I know first-hand how difficult they can be to deploy. I am excited to leverage our platform to curate high-value, high-impact distributed projects and shepherd them from planning through execution. “

Taylor is responsible for customer success at Station A. He has leveraged the Station A platform to design and deploy renewables-led microgrids and PV+Storage systems for NRG. Now Taylor builds on that experience to help customers successfully plan and execute clean energy projects. Before joining Station A, Taylor co-founded VITAL and designed smart-energy systems for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, Google, Wikimedia and NRG. He also authored research for Ove Arup’s Drivers of Change: Food and developed functional requirements for Simergy, the free user interface for EnergyPlus. Taylor received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford and a master’s in energy and resources from UC Berkeley. He’s a licensed professional engineer in California.

Manos Saratsis

Product Manager, Geospatial Analytics

“Location-sensitive deployment of distributed energy resources will maximize benefits for end-users, alleviate the pain points of the grid, accelerate site acquisition and pave the way towards a clean energy future.”

Manos is an environmental design professional with a background in computational design and architectural engineering. He develops software to optimally locate distributed energy resources across large urban regions. His work integrates geospatial modeling, building performance simulation, and data analytics and visualization. A graduate from MIT, Manos received a Master of Science in Urbanism and Building Technology while conducting research at the MIT Sustainable Design Lab. He has published numerous papers on energy modeling and its implications for urban planning and design. Manos received his professional diploma in Architectural Engineering from NTU Athens, and has worked on projects in both the U.S. and Europe.

Denise Rivas

Application Engineer

“I want to make sustainable energy accessible to all levels of society, in every corner of the world, in a thoughtful and effective way. I strive to make society conscious of its impact and energy needs, and give it a solution that taps our renewable resources without compromising our future.”

Denise is the Application Engineer for Station A. She develops analytical solutions to assess new business opportunities and design new clean-energy products. A graduate from MIT, she double majored in Civil Engineering and Economics. Denise was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela and has a strong interest in the clean-tech energy industry in both the US and internationally.

Sam Steyer

Product Manager, Energy Analytics

“I want to help write software that can manage a truly distributed, zero-emission grid. I want to be part of the effort to confront the global challenge of Climate Change, and am particularly excited to help develop the required technology in California.”

Sam is the Energy Analytics Product Manager at Station A. He leads the team’s efforts to model the performance and sizing of energy assets and contributes to other intelligence engines within the platform. He collaborates with the entire team to think through new product features. He holds an M.A. in Computational Math from Stanford and an A.B. in Applied Math from Harvard, where he played defense for the Men’s Lacrosse Team. He worked with Advanced Energy Economy and The 2Seeds Network between college and graduate school. He solidified his identity as a nerd early in life by competing on Comedy Central’s Battle Bots, where he was eliminated in a 9-0 decision in the first round. He is a San Francisco native.

Jeremy Lucas

Software Engineer

“Station A and NRG have the unique opportunity to combine both their operational capacity and data to truly affect the nature of energy sourcing and distribution in the US. With the right software in place, I think we can make an impact.”

Jeremy comes from a background in software engineering, having worked for various companies in the digital retail and advertising industries in addition to teaching a part-time introductory programming course. In these fields, he has acquired almost a decade of professional experience in building and maintaining large-scale distributed data storage and processing systems. As a hobbyist, he has also applied his expertise in distributed systems to open source contributions in various projects including Apache Kafka, Apache Spark, and his own projects as well.

Tom Jackson

Engineering Product Manager

“I want to help create the grid of the future that delivers efficient and reliant clean energy to everyone. I feel the work we are doing will empower unprecedented innovation in many generations to come.”

Tom is the Engineering Product Manager at Station A. His role is to manage, develop and coordinate the commercialization of new distributed energy solutions. He worked as a Program Manager for Aquion Energy, an aqueous hybrid-ion battery manufacture located in Pittsburgh, designing, deploying, and maintaining energy storage systems for just under four years. He also worked for Greenstar Recycling as a general manager, where he managed material recovery facilities. Tom graduated from Duquesne University, where he majored in Finance and Accounting while training and working in the Air Force Reserves.

Samantha Derrick

Executive Assistant

“Sustainable energy and food systems are vital for both current and future generations. It is no longer optional, but essential to develop innovative alternatives to current systems that are responsible for copious amounts of global environmental degradation and exploitation.”

Samantha is the Executive Assistant at Station A where she manages office operations and researches clean energy policy. Previous to joining the team, she worked on wildlife refuges in Hawaii, Alaska, and Massachusetts, interned with a sustainable design organization in India, and taught English in Mexico City. Samantha graduated from UC Berkeley where she double majored in Environmental Economics and Policy and Society and Environment. She has maintained her Berkeley identity and commitment to sustainability by initiating meatless Mondays at Station A, and spreading her love for electronic music.