Our Story

Varentec was born in 2012 to bring intelligence and control to the grid-edge of our power delivery infrastructure. The company was inspired by cutting-edge research at the Georgia Institute of Technology; funded by Bill Gates, 3M, and Khosla Ventures; and was awarded support from the Department of Energy’s prestigious Advanced Research Projects Agency for Energy (ARPA-E).

We believe that society must innovate with urgency and accelerate deployment of proven technologies at scale to improve the sustainability of our energy system. We view the electric power grid as a critical leverage point in our campaign. We unlock new energy savings through reduced end-use consumption; better integrate clean distributed energy resources; and bring the power of distributed computing and control to the edge of the grid to benefit consumers, the economy, and our environment.