COMPANY

About

ZeroBase Energy was established in 2009 with the vision of offering advanced hybrid power generation systems, specifically focusing on diesel generator efficiency improvements. Our goal is to provide highly reliable off-grid, microgrid, and grid tied hybrid power generation systems that deliver clean and reliable power to some of the most rugged locations and demanding customers on the planet. The idea for ZeroBase Energy began at the Lyman Morse Boatbuilding Company in Maine, and quickly evolved into a leading innovator of hybrid power generation systems. More than a thousand ZeroBase Energy systems are in use around the world in some of the most austere and remote environments.
Our team is dedicated to solving the difficult challenges of bringing reliable and efficient energy to those beyond the grid. Our solutions reduce customers’ cost and risk of relying on fossil fuels and unstable grids. We see power as a platform for stabilizing communities, and reliable energy access as a key to public safety, education, health care, and industry growth. Our customers include defense, security, and government organizations, rural electrification authorities, commercial companies, and sustainable resorts.

Proven stability and experience

Hybrid systems installed in five continents
Standard products ranging from 300 W to 120 kilowatt (kW)
Commercial/Humanitarian installations up to 1.0 megawatt (MW)
A technology leader in the growth and use of Lithium batteries for energy storage in austere environments
Continuously developing products with close supplier alliances that benefit performance and lower cost

Differentiation and focus

Focus on standardized hybrid power aimed at genset optimization
Introduced a portfolio of Efficient Modular Power for Austere Conditions (EMPAC) and Forward Operating Renewal Generator (FORGE™️) standard products form 300 W to 30 kW
Operational efficiency priorities include power surety, manpower utilization, fuel savings and silent watch

ZeroBase Energy, LLC is owned and managed by Pegasus Strategic Partners, LLC, a special situations group that invests on behalf of the partners of Pegasus Capital Advisors, L.P. Pegasus Capital Advisors, L.P. is a private equity fund manager that has been providing creative capital and strategic solutions to companies across a variety of industries since 1995. Pegasus partners with management teams of growth companies with a focus on those that benefit from the business implications of global resource scarcity. Sectors where this trend is most pronounced are food, water, energy, security, and health & wellness. Pegasus manages approximately $2.2 Billion in assets.

Executive Bio

Steven Hogge - President and CEO

Steve is an accomplished Senior Executive with more than 25 years of experience in high technology manufacturing orientated companies with specialization in electronic components, power conversion, and polymer materials processing.  He brings a wealth of expertise with strengths in areas such as strategic planning, operational excellence, international mergers and acquisitions, lean-sigma deployment, new product development processes, financial leadership, as well as low cost country manufacturing and sourcing   His experience spans publicly traded multi-national corporations, family owned businesses, as well as startup, acquisition, turn-around, and international operations. Prior to joining ZeroBase Energy, Steve held the position of Division President, Power Solutions Division, a $250M business unit of ABB.  Power Solutions is a leading designer and manufacturer of energy efficient power conversion and power management solutions for the renewable energy, data center, networking, communications, industrial, and transportation markets.  Prior to joining Power-One, Steve held various senior management positions at Cooper Industries, now a part of Eaton Corporation, and served as a commissioned officer in the U.S Navy’s nuclear submarine force. Steve earned his Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD, and a MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University.

Mark Lucas - VP of Sales

Mark is a proven sales leader with over 25 years of high technology application engineering, sales and sales management experience, including managing both domestic and international sales teams.  He has also worked in business development including portfolio development and overall vertical market research and development. Prior to joining ZeroBase Energy, Mark held the position of Business Unit Manager for Powerex Semiconductor.  There he was responsible for sales marketing, research, development and profitability for the Integrated Power Products Division.  Prior to Powerex, he served in various roles within Power One including Regional Sales Manager and Director of World Wide Business Development.  Prior to Power One, he held various sales and sales management positions for a multi-line manufacturer representative. Mark is a Veteran of the United States Air Force where he was an electronics technician and was selected for early promotion twice during his four year enlistment.  Mark earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Electronic Engineering Technology from Devry University in Columbus, OH.

Vincent Cooper - VP of Operations

Vincent Cooper, Vice President of Operations, has over 20 years of high consequence operations leadership experience. Prior to joining ZeroBase Energy, Vinnie was responsible for a $200M business unit in aerospace parts manufacturing, and has also had overall responsibility for a network of 16 production and distribution facilities in pure and ultra-pure and specialty chemicals manufacturing. Vinnie graduated from the United States Air Force Academy. In addition to his BS from USAFA, Vinnie also holds a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Colorado and is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. Vinnie retired from the Air Force in 2012, after serving as a senior leader, fighter pilot, and Joint Terminal Attack Controller. Vinnie has over 4000 hours and nearly 300 combat missions in the F-16 blocks 15/25/30/42 and 50, F-4E, F-4G Wild Weasel, and special operations aircraft.

Jamie Trahan - Director of Engineering

Dr. Jamie Trahan, Director of Engineering, served as Microgrid Operations Manager for an islanded microgrid in Les Anglais, Haiti during 2015 and 2016. Jamie’s hands-on experience in Haiti offers technical, cultural, and economic insight into microgrid development and deployment. Prior to this role, Jamie worked as a research assistant for the USF Clean Energy Research Center, developing energy storage solutions for concentrated solar thermal power plants, and served as a project lead for an Engineers Without Borders water supply project in the Dominican Republic. Jamie obtained her Master’s and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of South Florida, and also holds a B.S. in Biology, Environmental Sciences from the University of Tampa.