Techopia Live: How Ottawa cleantech firm BluWave-ai is powering a smart-grid revolution

Ottawa-based cleantech company BluWave-ai uses sophisticated artificial intelligence technology to help utility companies around the world boost the amount of renewable energy in their grids.

The firm recently signed a multi-year deal to supply its cloud-based tech to Tata Power, India’s largest integrated power company. 

But BluWave also sees massive opportunities to sell its platform to other untapped markets, including electric vehicle providers. 

The firm has recently signed deals with a number of EV clients, many of them outside Canada, in anticipation of surging demand for electric cars in the coming years. BluWave aims to help fleet providers such as taxi companies anticipate demand and ensure that vehicles are fully charged and ready to go when customers call.

In this episode of Techopia Live, BluWave founder and CEO Devashish Paul explains why the company chose to go big in the Indian market, discusses the challenges of landing customers in an industry with notoriously long sales cycles, reveals why the firm has so far eschewed VC funding and outlines his plans to build a “Canadian world champion” in cleantech.