The Megawatt Hour platform is designed for finance professionals, energy and facilities managers and consultants seeking better energy outcomes. MWh’s goal is to transform the energy industry in the interest of end-use customers. It is built to provide easy, accessible online solutions for professionals who want to lower energy costs, manage energy expenses and information quickly, easily and with better results. We provide businesses, hospitals, colleges, universities, consultants, and advisors with cost and price transparency and delivers time and cost savings.
The company was founded and is run by 15+ year veterans of the electricity supply industry. The Founders, Deirdre Lord and Bob Bright, were instrumental in building the nation’s largest retail electricity business and have founded and run 2 retail supply businesses. We have particular expertise in de-coding the black box that is energy markets.
Hear our Founders talk about why they started The Megawatt Hour.
Deirdre has been involved in efforts to mitigate global climate change since the early 1990s. She has been involved in deregulated energy markets since the advent of deregulation in the late 1990s. Throughout her career, Deirdre has sought to provide superior service and transparent information to end-use energy customers so that they can manage energy cost and risk and cost-effectively invest in energy efficiency and renewable energy. She is a Co-Founder of The Megawatt Hour along with Bob.
Prior to starting The Megawatt Hour, Deirdre was Chief Operating Officer and a
Co-Founder of Juice Energy, a retail electric and green power provider in multiple states.
Deirdre was a senior vice president on the management team at Constellation NewEnergy, now Constellation Energy. NewEnergy provided Deirdre with a range of experiences in deregulated markets, from calculating invoices in spreadsheets (during the early days) to managing the P&L of multi-million-dollar markets. Read more about Deirdre and The Megawatt Hour in The New York Times’
She Owns It business group profile.
Deirdre has a BA in English and Environmental Studies from the University of Vermont, and MA in Energy and Environmental Policy from the University of Delaware. She lives in New York City with her family. In addition to being an entrepreneur, Deirdre likes to hike, run, pursue the growth of the perfect sour dough starter, fly fish and spend time with her family.
Bob is a Co-Founder of The Megawatt Hour. Bob and Deirdre, the two Co-Founders of the Company, have worked together in the retail electricity business since 1998. Bob has experience with all aspects of energy markets, and is as familiar with rate and tariff analysis as he is with energy and power markets. Prior to starting The Megawatt Hour, Bob was the Senior Analyst at Juice Energy and at
Constellation NewEnergy. Bob has a Bachelors and Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from Duke and U.Mich. Bob lives with his wife, Carolyn, on Long Island New York; they have two children. When he is not working, Bob enjoys traveling and pedaling bicycles and kayaks around.
James is the lead developer for The Megawatt Hour. He
joined the company in June 2010 as an intern. James is
responsible for all aspects of code and development, and
enjoys learning about and deploying technology to improve
energy markets. James has a joint degree in mathematics
and Japanese from the University of Colorado. When he has
free time, James likes to take courses in artificial
intelligence, ride his bike through the streets of New
York, brew beer with friends, and/or play or listen to
music around New York City.
Vince Carrozzi is a Senior Advisor and Advisory Board Member at The Megawatt Hour. Mr. Carrozzi provides the strategic and tactical sales oversight for software and services sales, lead generation and marketing strategy.
Mr. Carrozzi also holds a position as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Warshaw Group, which is a mobile enterprise software development firm. Prior to his current position, Mr. Carrozzi spent nine years as co-founder and Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales at AssetPoint, an Enterprise Asset Management software company. At AssetPoint, Mr. Carrozzi developed and implemented sales and marketing programs that led to double digit growth for the company. Mr. Carrozzi has also held sales leadership positions at Fluor Corporation and MRO Software.
Eric is a Member of The Megawatt Hour’s Advisory Board. Eric provides strategic and tactical advice on product development for The Megawatt Hour. Eric is Director of Product Management at iLevel Solutions, where he is responsible for product roadmap for leading portfolio monitoring and analytics software being used by eight of the top 20 Private Equity firms on the PEI top 20. Prior to iLevel Solutions, Eric was Director of Operations at Juice Energy. Eric has an MBA in Finance from Babson College and a degree in Industrial Engineering from Lehigh.