- Chief Technology Officer of the San Diego based XENDEE Corporation which he co-founded.
- Before that Michael Stadler had been a Staff Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, California and leading the Grid Integration Group.
- He is a recipient of the PECASE Award of the White House.
- Michael has published more than 250 papers, journal papers, and reports to date and holds 14 copyrights/patents.
- He is also leading the design, implementation, and operation of the first Austrian Microgrid testbed.
- He studied at Vienna University of Technology, from which he holds a Master’s degree in electrical engineering and a Ph.D. summa cum laude in energy economics.
What is your field of expertise?
Microgrid, Smartgrid, Distributed Energy Resources, Optimization and Planning, Model Predictive Control (MPC), Microgrid Test Bed, Forecasting
Describe your journey to where you are today.
20 years ago I started working on optimization techniques for Microgrids and Distributed Energy Resources as I was a visiting PhD student at Berkeley Lab, University of CA. Back then not many were thinking about Microgrids and it was fun coming up with the math describing the Microgrid Planning and Operation process. It was mostly academic work. After getting recognized by the White House in 2016, the work suddenly became a different aspect and in 2016 I decided to commercialize the technology for real impact. We we started XENDEE Corp. Since then we are helping the Industry and are having fun.
What does your company do, for who, and how does it fit into the bigger picture of solving global issues with clean tech?
XENDEE designs Microgrid Planning and Design Software. We provide the Microgrid Operating System that allows efficient Microgrid and DER project design, implementation, and control.
What do you wish you could tell the younger you – what would’ve been incredibly helpful to you ten years ago?
Take more chances and be less concerned and very strategic about your goals.
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