Emrgy empowers customers to generate on-site clean energy using innovative hydropower systems that integrate directly into slow or shallow water flows – like those found at water treatment, water transport, and industrial facilities. Our compact, modular systems are built upon our proprietary magnetic gearbox, which reduces the footprint and maintenance of hydrokinetic power systems and enables a long, reliable, operating life. Emrgy delivers a complete water-to-wire solution without requiring major infrastructure changes so that customers can easily tap the energy potential right where they need and use it the most. And, unlike other renewable energy generators producing power intermittently based on weather conditions, the power from Emrgy’s system is available 24 hours per day – delivering a predictable and reliable clean energy source.
TITLE: Founder & CEO
Emily Morris comes to Emrgy from AMT, Inc., where she managed over $10 million in R&D contracts to build new technologies for energy, military and transportation innovation over 6 years. Since founding Emrgy, Emily has secured $2 million in funding (equity/grants) and led Emrgy to become the first company inducted into the City of Atlanta’s Innovation Center to test and demonstrate new technologies on municipal infrastructure. Emily was named “Top 30 Under 30” by the Atlanta Business Chronicle in 2015, she is on the Board of Directors for Blue Skies Ministries, and she was on the founding team of Atlanta’s award-winning underground restaurant, Porkman’s Table.
Curtis Watkins comes to Emrgy with over 15 years of energy and entrepreneurial experience, most recently from the Emerging Technology Office at Duke Energy where he led scouting, testing, and business case development of energy related technologies. Prior to joining Duke, Curtis spent 6 years helping grow a venture-backed startup company focused on mobile software solutions for municipalities that ultimately received a successful exit in 2007. Curtis is also the founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Department of Energy affiliated ‘CLT Joules’ energy incubator program. Curtis was named by the Charlotte Business Journal to the top ‘Forty Under Forty’ for 2013 and was also named the Young Professionals in Energy ‘Person of the Year’ in 2010.