An experienced, multi-disciplinary team
building technology and model predictive control
electric system markets and operations
energy regulation and policy
Chief Technology Officer
Vince is the CTO of QCoefficient, Inc – the outgrowth of a multi-year, multi-disciplinary RD&D collaboration with his colleagues from the Architectural Engineering Departments at the University of Colorado Boulder, the Penn State University and the Illinois Institute of Technology. QCoefficient is his seventh start-up.
Vince has 50 years of experience as an engineer, manager, and executive in the electric power industry, including power contracting; grid operations and markets; grid ancillary services; fossil plant NOx/SO2 compliance, allowance trading and regulations; grid-scale energy storage; 500kV and 230kV substation design and construction; financial risk management; asset valuation; SCADA systems; demand response; strategic planning; and transmission planning.
Mr. Cushing has served on and chaired national and regional committees, including for the Edison Electric Institute, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the Electric Power Research Institute, and the North American Electric Reliability Council (representing the generation industry on the NERC Operating Committee). He holds several patents and has co-authored several technical papers on building/grid integration. He has written, mentored, and judged hundreds of business plans. He earned his bachelor’s in electrical engineering from the University of Notre Dame and a masters in engineering administration from the George Washington University. He is a retired Registered Professional Engineer from the State of Maryland.