John Cooper, clean energy network consultant, has 30 years experience in entrepreneurial, consulting, business development, sales, marketing, political, and research roles. Key consulting clients have included Austin Energy, Tropos Networks, Cellnet (now Landis+Gyr), the City of San Marcos, Xtreme Power, the Pecan Street Project, Sharp Labs of America, and Grid Net.
John's most recent engagements highlight his Smart Grid background. In 2010, John worked with Grid Net, a pioneer software company engaged in the development and commercialization of a Smart Grid software platform. In 2009, John was a critical player in the pioneer Pecan Street Project as project leader of the Smart Grid committee, which captured the vision of Austin Energy's Smart Grid 2.0 vision. This was a repeat engagement with Austin Energy - with the GENie Project in 2004 and 2005, John had examined broadband technologies as enhancements to electric utility operations, laying the foundation for the utility's groundbreaking Smart Grid program.
John's early career in electricity from 1996-2000 featured work on pioneer wireless AMR and energy data software at CSW Communications. John helped to found the Texas Senate Research Center in 1986. John has an MBA with honors from the McCombs Graduate School of Business and a BA in Government from the University of Texas at Austin.