Monthly Archives: July 2014

Providence Geeks video interview: Steve Eaves of Voltserver

At the July 2014 Providence Geeks, Steve Eaves of Voltserver explained how they are digitizing energy. I caught up with Steve after his talk to get the details.


July Geek Dinner Wednesday, 16th at AS220 5:30-8pm featuring VoltServer

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Photo by Eric Harrison on flickr. Some rights reserved.

Wednesday, July 16, 5:30 – 8pm
AS220, 115 Empire Street, Providence, RI
FREE (buy your own food and drink – it’s cheap)
RSVP at Facebook

Hey! Wednesday is the last Geek Dinner of the summer! (Like all self-respecting RI’ers, we take August off.)

Over the past couple of years, Providence Geeks has been fortunate to feature a number of awesome RI startups at the intersection of electric power and info tech.

VoltServer-Logo-333On Wednesday, we’ll feature perhaps the most ambitious one yet: Voltserver. Using its patented Packet Energy Transfer (PET) technology, this East Greenwich-based startup has figured out how to no-less-than digitize electricity. By transmitting power in small, uniquely identifiable packets, Voltserver makes electricity not only more measurable and manageable, but also much safer. The technology allows electricity to be used in ways that have PET-Tx_Datasheet-pic-Anever been seen before – such as powering a large refrigerator from an ethernet cable.

On Wednesday, Voltserver’s Founder/CEO and veteran energy entrepreneur Stephen Eaves will tell the Voltserver story, demo their impressive PET server/receivers, and give a sneak peek at where this ambitious startup is headed next.


Please RSVP at Facebook – and while you’re there please like our Facebook page. And if you want to join our very-low-volume email announcement send an email to Jack Templin, with your name and affiliation. As always, for first-timers here are the details on the Geek Dinners:

  • The event itself is FREE! Beverages and food are for sale at AS220’s excellent bar and restaurant.
  • Doors open at 5:30pm. Socializing, eating and drinking up until the 30 min presentation/q&a around 6:30pm. Afterwards, back to socializing, eating, drinking…
  • It’s totally casual. Wear whatever, bring whoever, arrive and take off whenever! And don’t worry about eating or not – come famished or full – eating is optional, and frankly, the least of the festivities (that’s not say the food isn’t good – it’s actually great)
  • Topics of conversation will vary as they will at any gathering of geeks, but many of us will be talking about AJAX, mash-ups, start-ups, new devices, innovative business models, interaction design, social computing, digital art, web services, etc. etc. etc.
  • There is Wi-Fi so bring your connected device of choice.