Episode 41: Piper Foster Wilder
This week, Jon Powers sits down with Piper Foster Wilder, CEO of 60 Hertz, a microgrid services company, to discuss how microgrids can reduce diesel dependence in rural Alaskan communities. They discuss how new technology is empowering these communities who mhave been plagued by operation and maintenance failures, and living with energy uncertainty.
Piper is responsible for providing a capital solution for project finance, economies of scale, and providing a software platform for power plant operators called Pinga. Prior to Alaska, Piper was Vice President of Amatis Controls, an Internet of Things manufacturing start-up based in Aspen. She also served as the Board Chair of the Colorado Solar Energy Industries Assocation. Piper is also a Germen Chancellor fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.