In today’s episode, I am thrilled to have Josh Gould, the Director of Innovation at Pittsburgh’s Duquesne Light Company (DLC), share his unique insights from his dynamic career in energy and innovation. With experience as an entrepreneur, a venture capitalist, and a federal government official, Josh brings a wealth of knowledge to the conversation. We dive into his journey, from founding the Innovation Hub at Con Edison to his current role at DLC.

Join us as we discuss the importance of making innovation relevant and tangible for everyone in an organization. Josh shares fascinating stories that showcase how innovation can be accessible, concrete, and directly tied to our daily work. We explore the interplay between innovation and strategy, embracing uncertainty and running tests to validate market outcomes.

We delve into the power of partnership and collaboration in design and innovation. Discover how Josh and his team involve communities and customers early to create more meaningful solutions that reflect their needs. It’s time to rethink paradigms and make innovation a shared, transformative journey. Take advantage of this illuminating conversation with one of the leading minds in energy and innovation, Josh Gould!

Name: Josh Gould
Title:  Director of Innovation
Company: Duquesne Light Company.

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Josh is Director of Innovation at Pittsburgh’s utility: Duquesne Light Company. He has spent his career at the intersection of energy and innovation in a variety of roles: as an entrepreneur, venture capitalist, in the federal government, and at utilities. Before joining Duquesne Light in 2019, Josh founded and led a new innovation department called the Innovation Hub at Con Edison, one of the largest investor-owned energy delivery companies in the United States.

Prior to joining Con Edison, he led the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E)’s commercialization efforts focused on the electric grid. The companies that Josh worked with at ARPA-E included AutoGrid, Varentec, and Smart Wires who ultimately raised over $300M from investors such as Bill Gates, international utilities like E.ON, CLP and Innogy, and leading renewables companies like Orsted.