‘New energy sector’ innovator Darius Salgo is joining Wattwatchers in a part-time business development role with a focus on Australian and international market opportunities.
Darius – who has broad experience in distributed energy systems and energy markets, and is a co-founder of local energy trading start-up Nexergy – is based in Sydney.
Wattwatchers CEO Gavin Dietz said that Darius was one of the outstanding candidates who responded to a recent call for applications to join the expanding team at Wattwatchers.
‘We set out to recruit genuine innovators in the energy space and Darius’ ongoing work with Nexergy, combined with his high level of personal engagement in accelerating the energy transformation in Australia and globally, made him a standout.’
Darius said that he was delighted to be taking on a new role in the increasingly dynamic energy technology sector.
‘I’m excited to be joining the energetic and deeply motivated team at Wattwatchers to ensure effective energy monitoring and control solutions can facilitate the changes our energy system needs.
‘Bringing deep tech to the energy sector will require a proliferation of low-cost, reliable and effective energy monitoring and control solutions and Wattwatchers is in an important position to contribute to that future. I can’t wait to dive into the challenges ahead, along with the rest of the Wattwatchers team, to achieve these goals.’
Darius will report to Melbourne-based Director of Business Development David Pethick, who joined Wattwatchers in May – halfway through the company’s successful Series A capital raising during 2017, which closed in August with $4 million in new investment.
BIO: Darius has experience in distributed energy systems and energy markets, having worked in markets spanning the USA, Latin America and Australia. He has also worked in a number of energy start ups, most recently co-founding a peer-to-peer energy trading start-up. Prior, he was an analyst and trader with renewable energy generator Infigen, through which he garnered extensive experience with Australia’s National Electricity Market. A mechanical engineer by background, Darius is active in the sustainability and technology communities with a deep passion for the nexus between energy technologies and their potential for environmental impact.