Josh Riedy Builds Thread To Modernize The Power Grid

Bruce Rogers | Forbes

Few people understand the challenges America faces in modernizing an outdated power grid like Josh Riedy, the co-founder and CEO of Thread, an asset management platform for the power and utility industries.

Riedy’s grandfather founded an electric utility cooperative in the sparsely populated, unforgiving terrain and weather of North Dakota where an ice storm could take out 95% of the utility polls in a service region, leaving people without power for weeks and sometimes longer.…


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