Company and Team

Company Background

Microgrid Labs Inc (MGL) is a consulting and software company specializing in commercial fleet electrification and microgrids. MGL was formed by a team of professionals with over 100 years of combined experience in power engineering and automation. 


Our services range from initial assessment, feasibility studies, modeling, simulation and optimization to support during implementation and operations phase. 

MGL has a successful history of partnering with other domain experts in delivering comprehensive solutions to a diverse group of clients across the US. MGL is a privately held company. It is a California registered Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE).

Team

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​​​Narayanan Sankar - CoFounder

  • 30+ years of international experience with Siemens in power systems, power electronics, industrial automation, renewable energy and IT.
  • Implemented a commercial scale battery energy storage project for the DOD, including an intelligent PV-storage control system for renewable energy time-shifting and peak load shaving.
  • Has worked on Microgrids since 2010 and participated in the development and commercialization of control systems for energy storage and Microgrids, supporting several customers in conceptual and systems design of facility and campus-scale Microgrids. 

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Dr. Namit Singh - CoFounder

  • Expertise in Microgrids, Solar PV,  Distributed Energy Resources (DER), Electrification of Transportation, Electro-Mechanical Systems, Control Systems, Sensors, and Data Acquisition.
  • Extensive R&D experience with focus on concept to prototype development of new products. 

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Dr. Arun Kumar - Solution Architect

  • 35+ years of experience in designing hardware, software, and algorithms. Areas of special expertise: source and channel coding, transform space techniques, design of special-purpose computers, high-definition video, sensor and microcontroller-based systems.
  • Fluent in Verilog, VHDL, Matlab, Mathematica, Python, and C.  Led teams of hardware engineers, software engineers, and mathematicians. 
  • Experience with every aspect of business, including manufacturing and project planning. One U.S. patent for a video teleconference bridge.

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John M. Benson - Senior Engineer/Consultant

 

  • 30+ years of experience in power engineering, electricity distribution control systems, automation, and advanced metering systems (CEC’s Demand Response WG2 and WG3).
  • Managed the design of more than 200 electric utility control systems, including several control systems and microgrids in commercial and industrial installations.
  • Led Siemens' advanced facilities energy control system efforts as product implementation manager.

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Dr. Rajan Kapur - Advisor/Consultant

  •  33 years of experience in solar projects, solar balance of system, semiconductor design, display systems design, technology business start-up, new market development and collaborative development.
  • Founded, led and sold a solar micro-inverter company. Led team for due diligence of “pre shovel ready” utility scale solar projects; Four patents in graphics chip design and solar balance of systems.
  • ​Current areas of expertise include technical and commercial aspects of grid-tied and off-grid Solar PV project development.