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Do You Know These Top Energy Startups? Companies Worth Watching

These energy startups cover all sorts of applications, from space-based and grid monitoring to drones and water heater monitors.

The Electric Power Research Institute's (EPRI) Incubatenergy Labs program recently announced the startup companies that will conduct accelerated demonstrations of their technologies with utilities and EPRI as part of Incubatenergy Labs' 2021 Cohort. The companies were chosen from more than 250 international startups by a panel of global utility and EPRI subject matter experts. The selected startups will spend 16 weeks working with electric energy utilities and EPRI on demonstration technology projects to accelerate decarbonization, electrification, grid modernization, and other electric power industry innovation imperatives.

Incubatenergy Labs also announced that eight of this year's startup projects are funded by AI.EPRI Initiative. The initiative aims to realize artificial intelligence's potential for safe, resilient, affordable, and clean utility applications.

This gallery highlights 10 of the top demonstration awardees.

John Blyler is a Design News senior editor, covering the electronics and advanced manufacturing spaces. With a BS in Engineering Physics and an MS in Electrical Engineering, he has years of hardware-software-network systems experience as an editor and engineer within the advanced manufacturing, IoT and semiconductor industries. John has co-authored books related to system engineering and electronics for IEEE, Wiley, and Elsevier.

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