John grew up in New City, New York and attended the State University of NY at Oneonta for his Bachelor’s degree and Kansas State University for his Master’s. His degree has a specific concentration in Satellite Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems. In 1998 John became a history teacher in the Albany City School District, where he taught courses ranging from World History to Anthropology and Sociology.
On Earth Day 2011, he started PlugIn Stations Online (PISO) and has been installing all levels of EV charging since then. PlugIn Stations Online currently employs more than 30 individuals and covers the entire Northeastern United States as well as Florida. To date, PISO has installed more than 3000 ports, with customers such as the MTA (Manhattan Transportation Authority), NYPA (New York Power
Authority), NFTA (Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (Electric Bus Pantograph
Chargers)) and NYISO (New York Independent Systems Operator). In 2020, John and his team purchased Valatie Falls Hydropower and brought an old, out of service, hydroelectric plant back to life.
John E. Doran’s Session(s):
10:35 am–11:25 am | Fri, March 22, 2024