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Using Tech To Solve Energy Insecurity

How Gridmates and Zpryme Want to Change the World


Austin, TX, April 6, 2021 … We are pleased to announce a new partnership between Gridmates and Zpryme. Gridmates, a leading energy community engagement platform, has a simple mission: to end energy insecurity worldwide, using human-centric technologies for smart energy donations.

Austin-based Zpryme has a long and successful track record of providing influential and market-changing solutions and research, along with events and premium media experiences. They are uniquely positioned to help Gridmates continue to provide excellence to their customers, and to quickly bring on board new opportunities and customers.

Dr. George Koutitas, founder of Gridmates, has worked with Zpryme for years, following his win at the 2016 startETS pitch competition. When the time came for Koutitas to move back to Greece and pass the leadership to another innovation leader, he knew exactly who he wanted leading Gridmates: Jason Rodriguez and the Zpryme team.

Rodriguez, a maverick communicator with years of energy experience, has been a Gridmates fan from the beginning. “I loved the Gridmates message since the very first time we talked to George. Then I saw the platform they built, and I knew this could change the world.”

“Utilities have long looked to Zpryme for energy research and solutions, and now they can also rely on them to serve their low-income customer needs in an innovative and relationship-based platform,’ says Koutitas.

While Koutitas will stay on as an advisor during the transition, Rodriguez is now the transitional CEO, effective April 1st, 2021.

“We are so excited about the possibilities of the Gridmates platform, especially how it can transform the way that low-to-moderate income customers are serviced,” said Rodriguez. “With Gridmates technology and Zpryme’s infrastructure, we can make saving money and energy a daily reality for people.”

For more information or to schedule an interview, contact Bethany Ruhe at

Contact: Bethany Ruhe

Phone: 412-443-7969



About Gridmates
Gridmates helps utilities partner engage, retain and cultivate a community of energy donors. Gridmates is the world’s first technology platform for smart energy donations that empowers modern utilities to fulfill their promise of social equity and responsibility to their customers. Learn more at

About Zpryme
Based in Austin, Texas, Zpryme is a research-based firm with agency-geared services focused on energy and technology. Based on the creative direction of our associates, Zpryme produces influential research and events that challenge the status quo and provide marketing solutions for fully-immersive brand experiences. Learn more at

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