About Astrid Atkinson

CEO/Cofounder @CamusEnergy , x-googler.

Why is Camus developing Open Source?

2020-07-10T19:00:32+00:00July 10th, 2020|

We started Camus to contribute our software expertise to the most important problem of our lifetimes. Technology can be a powerful enabler for change, and we are bringing open source from the software industry to the grid.

Internet Lessons for DER Architecture

2020-07-13T17:49:57+00:00July 6th, 2020|

At Google I helped define a distributed computing approach which scaled us more than 10,000x. As the grid makes a similar jump, from 1000s of reliable generators to millions of unreliable participants, what can we learn?

Our Response to COVID-19

2020-07-10T19:14:00+00:00March 29th, 2020|

Some of us have operational response backgrounds, which is helpful in small ways. We are used to handling crises and feel more in control when we have a plan. We had already sent people home before the shelter in place order came in.

Welcome to the 2020s: A message to the Camus Energy team

2020-07-10T17:15:29+00:00January 3rd, 2020|

The role of private sector innovation has never been more important. Dropping costs of renewables are finally beginning to drive a change in new energy investment, but the additional pressure on the current grid is producing negative impacts as well as opportunities. 2019 was the year in which California's biggest utility intentionally cut power to millions of people during a critical fire danger event.