Microgrid-Chino Valley Ranchers Achieves Net Zero!


Agave® Systems  is proud to announce the completion of the final phase of the Chino Valley Rancher Microgrid System. The 1 MW of combined Solar PV Carport and Roof mount systems are now up and running and add a vital component to Chino Valley Ranchers’ distributed generation strategy. The addition of renewable technology demonstrates Chino Valley Ranchers’ dedication to clean energy and sustainable practices. Chris Nichols, Senior VP, noted that “Regatta Solutions has earned our trust! The project execution was smooth, with little to no disruption to our operation. We consider Agave® & Regatta valued team members we depend on.”

Chino Valley Farms first engaged Regatta to design and deploy three cogeneration systems throughout their facility three years ago. The system generates roughly 1 MW of electric production. These systems provide hot water for sanitation applications to enable their egg processing business. These systems are controlled by the Agave® MicroGrid Controller that optimizes generation dispatch and delivers lights out control. Agave® Analytics provides measurement, verification, and financial reporting. The result is a system that generates 5.5GWh for 100% of their energy consumption and makes the site Net-Zero. The Microgrid project provides quick ROIs and saves Chino Valley Ranchers over $650,000 per year.

It’s a joy to work with innovative clients that blend distributed generation technology to drive high resiliency, demonstrate sustainability, and spend smart to optimize their bottom-line, says Steven Acevedo, CEO and Founder of Agave® and Regatta Solutions.


6th Annual Demand Response and Distributed Energy Resources World Forum 2019

Agave Systems’ CEO, Steve Acevedo, will be speaking at the 6th Annual Demand Response and Distributed Energy Resources World Forum 2019 in San Diego. He will be participating with the Green Button Alliance on a panel session on the “Innovations in DERMs”.

6th Demand Response & DER World Forum

According to the site:

“Utilities around the world are under increasing pressure to accommodate energy efficiency, control load, and integrate distributed energy resources such as renewables. These factors plus an urgent need to control greenhouse gasses are driving new requirements for energy resiliency, sustainability, and power quality — all of which impact the traditional utility business case. For utilities to thrive in this changing market, they must embrace greater network agility and work with customers to maximize value for all stakeholders in the value chain.

The 6th Annual Demand Response & Distributed Energy Resources World Forum, October 16-17, 2019 in San Diego brings together stakeholders from across the DR / DER industry and internationally to examine the latest technology advances, case studies, and business strategies for optimizing demand response, energy efficiency, DER integration and control, and demand-side management programs. The event will help utilities and C&I end-users realize the full economic benefits of incorporating these capabilities into their operations and leveraging the next-generation smart grid to optimize performance.”

In attendance will be the following:

  • Large wholesale renewable energy generators — wind and solar
  • Energy professionals at municipal, investor-owned, and rural utilities
  • Energy managers at commercial and industrial end-user organizations
  • Regional transmission system operatorsCurtailment service providers
  • Building energy management (BEM) companies
  • Regulators and government policymakers
  • DR aggregators
  • IT and software providers
  • Smart grid technology providers and network operators
  • Communications network service providers and vendors
  • Financial and venture capital professionals
  • Consultants and system integratorsResearchers, analysts, and university professionals

Steve will be speaking on October 17th at 11:30am

EVENT INVITE: Driving Sales Performance in Energy Project Development

Looking to expand your energy services solutions and business opportunities? Increase your sales performance in energy development by becoming a partner with Agave® Systems. Microgrids offer the opportunity to integrate various distributed generation resources such as solar PV, combined heat and power, and battery storage systems to meet the electric needs of a facility.  How do you generate demand and qualification for these projects?  How do you incorporate these disparate technologies in your business’s value proposition?  Are you challenged to demonstrate the best solutions to better a client’s energy usage? These questions and more are answered in an informative session geared to firms wanting to expand their distributed generation solutions and managed services business.  Join Steve Acevedo and Mark Gilbreth who share a number of best practices they have acquired through a combined 50+ years in the energy and high technology industry.  Better understand how the  Agave® Systems SaaS Platform expands your capabilities and resulting business opportunities.

This Event Has Already Occurred

Dates and Locations

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 8am-11am: San Diego- Corporate Alliance of San Diego, 9540 Towne Centre Dr, Suite 150, San Diego, CA 92121

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 8am-11am: Orange County- Rutan and Tucker, LLP 611 Anton Boulevard, 14th Floor, Costa Mesa CA 92626 

Thursday, August 8, 2019 8am-11am:  Los Angeles- USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience 1002 West Childs Way, Los Angeles CA 90089



Steve Acevedo

  • Microgrid Trends and Direction
  • Consultative Selling: Complex Environment


  • Selling a Microgrid: Best Practices


Mark Gilbreth

  • Cogeneration, Solar, Battery Storage
  • Understanding the Client Environment: Agave® Systems Overview


  • Panel Discussion: Q & A

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Agave Systems attends the AWS Summit 2019

On April 11, 2019, Agave® Systems attended the AWS Summit at the Anaheim Convention Center. This was an education event full of networking. The event was designed to share the AWS products, services, and solutions. As Agave Systems uses the AWS Cloud for our EVOLUTION™ Product, we were excited to learn more about AWS. More about our AWS partnership to come.

Agave Systems® in Attendance at the 41st Annual USC Viterbi Awards

Since its first incarnation in 1978, the Viterbi Awards has been a significant annual event for the School. It has become USC’s forum for recognizing outstanding members of the engineering community and those USC alumni who have made lasting contributions to science and engineering in all its manifestations.

We are extremely proud to be affiliated as a sponsor for this annual event and other programs which support the universities programs in developing heroic engineers that are making a positive difference in the world we live in today and tomorrow.

Agave Systems Sponsors Homer Micro Grid Conference In San Diego

Agave® Systems is proud to have been a sponsor of the Homer Micro Grid Conference in San Diego October 8th and 9th, 2018

The team had the opportunity to present the Evolution™ SaaS Platform, which connects real time utility rate data with real time energy usage allowing users to optimize their distributed power assets. Participants had the opportunity to see how Evolution™ bridges the chasm between operations and finance, showing how asset management and performance relate directly to managing energy costs.

Attendees were impressed with its open system architecture that enables Evolution™ to be used independently or combined with existing SCADA and/or plant control systems. Additionally the platform features microgrid controls to seamlessly integrate operation of solar, cogeneration and energy storage systems which made it a stand out at the conference. “We appreciated ForesterMedia for providing us the platform to demonstrate that Evolution™ provides enterprise users the best framework to manage and optimize energy spend by delivering active data to make decisions now.” Steven Acevedo, CEO Founder Agave Systems.


Microgrids and the Transition to Distributed Energy
October 8–10th, 2018

Join us! Agave Systems will be a sponsor of the 6th Annual HOMER International Microgrid Conference and Exhibition at the beautiful Paradise Point Resort in San Diego, California. Presented by Distributed Energy.

HIMC is the leading forum for industry leaders and policymakers in this emerging market to come together and share successes, technologies, financial models, and develop goals and policy objectives to drive the industry forward.

A pre-conference private tour will give attendees an intimate view of the UCSD microgrid project, an advanced energy network that provides electricity for the university’s 450-hectare campus.

Two days of conference activities offer a strong focus on solving practical challenges through real-world examples presented by leading figures in the microgrid and distributed energy industry. Between presentations, networking breaks on San Diego’s Mission Bay offer an amazing setting to engage with peers and build valuable relationships.

An optional third day of hands-on training with the HOMER Grid and HOMER Pro software platforms can help you model your next microgrid project, develop your demand management strategy, and get training you need to deploy more projects and land more deals.

Contact Agave Systems if you’d like to pre-schedule a meeting during the show.