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Darren Hau

Staff Charging Manager
Cruise

Darren Hau is the Staff Manager for Charging Ops & Product Strategy at Cruise, an all-electric autonomous vehicle company, leading a team responsible for operations & service, product strategy, and energy/fleet optimization. Prior to Cruise, Darren developed new Supercharger products at Tesla and deployed them globally. The modeling and simulation tools he built enabled better architectural decisions, rightsizing of Supercharger sites, and optimization of solar and storage deployments, resulting in tens of millions of dollars of annual savings. Previously, he co-founded Dragonfly Systems, a solar power electronics startup acquired by SunPower. Darren is the inventor of multiple U.S. patents in power electronics and holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from Stanford University.

Darren Hau’s Session(s):


Power Storage ROI - When, Where, Why? — Thu, March 30, 2023

Energy storage costs are estimated to experience a 33% decline by 2030. While a valuable investment, there is no one-size-fits-all application for power storage coupled with EV charging stations. Consider the elements such as power storage duration, degradation, upfront, and operational costs, and speed of taking energy back to the grid to choose when, where, and why power storage is worth your investment. In this session, attendees will: 

  • Learn about the advancements in mobile charging stations
  • Depict what type of security your power requires 
  • Explore smart technology to optimize and automate the function of your energy storage systems
  • Use power storage and batteries to mitigate grid upgrade costs

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