Charging Our Lives, Changing Our Future

ChargeNet is a cleantech SaaS company creating the EV charging experience of the future using renewable energy in fast food and convenience store parking lots by integrating off-the-shelf technology.
ChargeNet Station Rendering
Point-of-Sale System Integration
Carbon Credits
Curbside PoS
20-40 DC Fast Chargers
Energy Cost Reduction
250 kW PV Carports
2 to 4 hrs Energy Storage
Digital Advertising
User Data
ChargeNet Station Rendering

Our Advantage

Best-in-class AI SaaS platform, integration, and uptime

Full charge = Shopping/dining time

Co-located at retail/restaurant with sustainable ethos

DC Fast Charging Vehicle-to-Grid capabilities

Offer more ports  and plugs

Diversified revenues optimized by patentable software IP

“The EV market is rapidly expanding in the U.S., but charging infrastructure has not necessarily kept pace. There is a gap between EVs on the road and the infrastructure needed to support them. But one way to fill that gap is using retailers as potential site hosts for EV charging.”

Charles Satterfield, Atlas Public Policy

Our Solution

Maximizes revenues, optimizes charge scheduling, and captures carbon credits

Uses PoS metadata to tailor Ads on Integrated display

Level 3 DC Fast Charger Dual port CCS & CHAdeMO

Point-of-Sale (PoS) enablement via NFC & AI voice recognition

Network App for EV Charging PoS

Provides grid services, load balances & relieves congestion via DC-coupled Energy Storage

Pandemic Proofing & Recession Resistance

  • “Car Hop” model promotes social distancing via PoS at EV Charger Kiosk
  • Wireless OTA updates to platform, EV Charger Kiosks, PV, and Energy Storage
  • Bargaining leverage for negotiating property leases & land acquisition
  • Availability of prime locations in SoCal and Bay Area
  • Cost efficient build out
  • Attractive rates for capital equipment and construction loans
  • Favorable terms and equipment pricing on PV, Energy Storage, and DC Fast Charger supply chain

Meet the Team

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CEO

Tosh Dutt

Tosh holds a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering. His subject matter expertise in Distributed Energy Resources and EV Charging derives from his work as a consulting engineer and his senior management background. He has successfully built and scaled mature startups and new business units of large organizations such as Doosan GridTech, Enel X, Johnson Controls Inc., Honeywell, Allana, Buick, and Bers, and others.
She recently completed her MBA at MIT. She is a ‘wanna-be’ nerd as she enjoys physics, math and sharply scripted Netflix shows for fun. In her free time, she likes to be outdoors with her two daughters and husband.
VP, Operations

Venus Jenkins

With an undergrad in Chemical Engineering, Venus started as a Nuclear Chem Tech at San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. A few years later, she accepted an engineering position where she managed various water systems at Southern California Edison power plants. The next chapter of her career involved splitting time between regulated and unregulated sides of the utility where she worked on a new startup in the water industry and simultaneously led power generation strategic initiatives. She also took upon the opportunity to lead the largest fiber infrastructure deployment project in Orange County, CA. In her last role prior to joining Charge Net Stations, she led a Data Analytics team of statisticians and project managers evaluating Transmission and Distribution’s assets performance. She has a passion for supporting and encouraging people to live their dreams. She loves leading teams where she learns more from them.

She recently completed her MBA at MIT. She is a ‘wanna-be’ nerd as she enjoys physics, math and sharply scripted Netflix shows for fun. In her free time, she likes to be outdoors with her two daughters and husband.

CTO

Rebecca Wolkoff

Rebecca is the CTO of ChargeNet. She got her BS in Electrical Engineering at the University of Michigan and her MS in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University.

Before her work at Enel X, she worked on several energy projects including Parker Hannifin's hybrid hydraulic trucks, General Compression's compressed energy storage system, and Tesla's electric car production. At Enel X she became an expert in energy storage optimization for both behind the meter and front of the meter use cases and grew prototype algorithms into production software used in hundreds of applications. In her spare time, she reads about sustainability, geeks out about general relativity, and - as a Cleveland sports fanatic - fends off Warriors fans.

Board of Advisors

Chad

Chadwick Manning

Chadwick Manning is an American Entrepreneur. He is the Co-Founder and former CEO of ElectrlQ Power. [2] Manning earned a spot on Forbes 30 Under 30 in 2018. [1] Manning was an Experienced Associate for PricewaterhouseCoopers where he worked in the Life Science/Venture Capital Group in the Silicon Valley Audit practice. [1] In 2014, he became the Director of Account Services for inDinero, a SaaS company. [1] He was also an Advisor at TaxBestimates, a Business Development Manager at Armanino, and is currently a Member of YEC.

Kristina Peterson

Kristina Peterson is currently Senior Vice President of Power and Renewables at ThoughtTrace. Previously, she led Brookfield Renewable Partners initial investment in the solar sector, acquiring TerraForm Power and TerraForm Global for $1.4 billion in equity investments in 2017. She has specialized in growing and scaling organizations in the power generation and renewables sectors throughout her career, and has held CEO, CFO and other senior leadership roles at EDF Renewables, Greenwood Energy, and Suntech Power. Her experience in M&A, asset management, finance and operations has reinforced her interest in utilizing AI and machine-based learning as productivity tools to increase ROI in the growing power and renewables industries. Ms. Peterson shifted to the solar industry after a successful career in investment banking at Citibank and ABN AMRO Bank in power and telecommunications project finance. She holds an MBA from the Booth School of Business, University of Chicago, and BSBA from Boston University.

Pete Scarpelli

Pete Scarpelli is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Global Sustainable Future.
Previously, Pete served as a Built Environment Co-Chair and Operating Advisor at Pegasus Capital Advisors, a $2+B private equity firm that provides growth capital to mid-market companies focused on energy, waste, food, water and health & wellness.
Pete served as CBRE’s Global Managing Director, Energy & Sustainability leading a 250+ international team to drive energy efficiency and sustainable operating practices at Fortune 500 and multi-tenant buildings.
Jon

Jon Bonanno

Jon Bonanno serves as the CXO of the New Energy Nexus (formerly known as the California Clean Energy Fund (CalCEF)). His responsibilities are in capacity expansion, financial innovation and mentorship to support diverse entrepreneurs solve the Climate Crisis. As a priority at the New Energy Nexus, Jon is focusing on mentoring/coaching portfolio companies and educating and enabling clean energy entrepreneurs to use and benefit from Opportunity Zone finance (www.EZOZ.org). Prior to the New Energy Nexus, Bonanno co-founded and served as the CCO of Empower Micro Systems, a power electronics design firm focused on solar, energy storage and EV applications, which was sold in 2017 to SunGrow. His professional career includes twenty five years of entrepreneurial, investing and company building experience with Interbill (internet billing), Global Internet Billing (internet billing), Cool Earth Solar (concentrated solar power systems), HelioPower (solar utility), Earth Class Mail (SaaS for the postal industry), and Principle Power (floating offshore wind foundations).
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Matt Cheney

Matt Cheney's latest endeavor is Catalyst Energy, Inc. of Dallas, a global clean power development and finance platform. The precursor to Catalyst Energy was Conveyance Capital Partners (CCP), which Matt formed CCP in 2017 to redesign the U.S. renewable energy project development business case, keeping abreast of trends and imperatives. Conveyance Capital resulted in the successful development of a project investment at scale (proof of concept) and Catalyst Energy was founded to execute the business opportunity.

Matt Cheney is also the CEO of CleanPath Ventures LLC, a next-generation company that manages capital-intensive renewable energy project development and financing, principally in developing countries. The CleanPath platform formed CleanPath Emerging Markets, LLC (CP-EM) in 2017 to install 100% distributed large-scale and microgrid solar PV power systems and battery storage to provide critical electricity services in rural areas of Uganda, and then to other Sub-Saharan African countries.

Prior to Mr. Cheney was founder and CEO of MMA Renewable Ventures, LLC, the first solar energy IPP and tax equity syndicator (formed in 2004). MMA Renewable Ventures focused on development, ownership/operation of utility and distributed scale solar, wind, biomass and energy efficiency projects, and syndicating tax equity funds. By 2010, MMA had syndicated or arranged over $800 MM of tax equity and debt to its portfolios. MMA was merged with Fotowatio S.A. in 2010 and continued as CEO. MMA/Fotowatio then merged its utility-scale business with SunEdison in 2011, producing a substantial exit at $290 MM.

Beginning 1999, Mr. Cheney was the CEO of NUON Renewable Ventures and Business Development Director for NUON NV, a Dutch utility based in Amsterdam. He designed and executed NUON’s global renewable energy investment strategy, was regional manager for NUON’s global M&A team. Mr. Cheney himself took NUON Renewable Ventures private in 2004.

Prior to NUON, Matt was a Contracts and Implementation Officer for the U.S. Agency for International Development for 6 years, beginning in 1988, stationed to La Paz, Bolivia.

Mr. Cheney is a visionary and thought leader in the world of renewable energy project development and finance and has an exemplary track record of success. He has accomplished this by consistently developing winning business plans, raising capital, and employing and improving teams that succeed in a constantly changing world of renewable energy and technology. He is an engaging leader that has demonstrated his ability to pivot quickly in pursuit of evolving opportunities, optimizing value for his team and his investors as markets change.

Over the years, Mr. Cheney has both worked to expand established renewable energy firms and has built new companies from the ground up, including raising capital to finance expansion. He is skilled in the overall development and continuing refinement of business plans and strategies, and is equally skilled in the comprehensive implementation of those plans, including the scaling the business to meet the growth in the domestic and international markets for distributed energy.

Mr. Cheney’s vision of market attributes and direction provides a competitive advantage, setting the stage for productive strategic alliances, partnerships and joint ventures. He is experiences in both working closely and confidently with Boards and in raising capital for both enterprise and project purposes, and has a strong track record of doing so at considerable scale. He has a demonstrated ability to bring out the best in the teams with whom he is working, and that proven capacity to deepen those teams qualitatively, including in finance and accounting, which is central to managing the business platform, including reporting.

Mr.Cheney is also an active investor and entrepreneur in the clean tech industry, including energy efficiency, SaaS, block chain and AI, including the nexus of water, waste, and energy. He served as Chairman of Enact Systems, Inc, an end-to-end SaaS platform providing solutions to the global clean energy ecosystem and as an investor in PV Evolution Laboratories. Consistent with his work with start-ups, he has provided proving grounds for new tech through his PVUSA facility, which has hosted over 50 new tech companies including PVEL and SunFolding.

Mr. Cheney is also a skilled public speaker and content expert on renewable energy and clean technology topics, including commercialization & securitization. He is also widely recognized as an innovator, including having financed the first solar PV “power purchase agreement” (PPA) behind the meter power plant for Green Mountain Energy in 2000, and having financed the largest and first utility-scale PV power plant in the world in 2007 at Nellis Airforce Base in Nevada.

Finally, Mr. Cheney has invested considerable time and resources in promoting “community solar” programs across the country, including organizing SB43 in California, the “Green Tariff and Shared Renewables Program” bill signed into law in 2014. While making a market for community solar (and other renewables) in California, he has also with both private sector companies and with investor-owned, municipal & co-operative electric utilities.

Benton Moore

Benton Moore is CEO of Sea Dragon Capital, a fund for early-stage investments. His most recent cleantech startup was acquired by private equity firm Oaktree Capital. Benton brings to the team the perspectives of an entrepreneur, attorney, and investor and the passion for scaling startups in diverse industries.

Benton earned his JD and MBA (New Venture Management) from the University of San Diego as well as specialties in International Law from Trinity College, Dublin, and Strategic Management from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In an adventurous change-making career of over $100M in deals, Benton’s proudest accomplishment is coaching his daughter’s undefeated soccer team.

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In the Press

Homer MicroGrid News

“Convenience” EV Charging Depots Will Deliver Electricity and Food

By Lili Francklyn

San Diego Angel Conference Announcements

Selects Seven Finalists to Pitch Angel Investors on March 20 for Chance at $200,000 to $1 Million* in Funding

 

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Benzinga

Financial Content

Boston Herald

Digital Journal

LACI Welcomes Next Cohort of Cleantech Startups Into Incubation Program

13 startups join Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator’s (LACI)
second cohort of its flagship Incubation Program

 

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Where The Startup World Sees Money In Biden’s $2.3T Infrastructure Plan

“The infrastructure bill will likely spur more investors to look at the EV industry, according to Tosh Dutt, CEO of ChargeNet, a software platform that integrates EV fast chargers, energy storage and solar power with a payment system.”

 

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