William Burke, PhD

Founder & CEO
Virtual Peaker

William (Bill) Burke is the Founder and CEO of Virtual Peaker. He started Virtual Peaker in May 2015 because he saw the tremendous opportunity for utilities to use Internet-connected consumer products inĀ helping balance the grid and mitigate the variability of renewable energy. To date, Virtual Peaker has utility contracts across the country, providing demand response management, customer engagement, and virtual power plant services.

Bill is a serial entrepreneur with a PhD from UC Berkeley in Controls and Artificial Intelligence. He has more than ten years of experience with high performance residential energy management and connected products. He was previously at GE as an Advanced Systems Engineer in the Connected Home Software Group but left that role in May 2014 to pursue entrepreneurship full time.