Mosaic Power Heats Up In Its Quest To Provide Storage For Electrical Grid

By Brandi Bottalico
The Frederick News-Post, Md.

WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) “Mosaic Power”, a company that uses water heaters to store energy from the power grid, recently hosted some familiar faces from Startup Maryland, an organization that aims to connect entrepreneurs and help them grow. Mosaic Power was a winner in the 2012 STRT1UP Road Show, a state tour competition in which startups pitch their companies to Startup Maryland.

The Frederick News-Post, Md.

Laurie Vaudreuil had just broken up tiles to make a mosaic for her and her husband’s kitchen when they were struggling to find a name for their company years ago. Her husband suggested the name Mosaic Power, which she thought was fitting.

Their company uses water heaters to store energy from the power grid, transferring electricity from power plants to homes and businesses.

“You really are taking an old existing infrastructure and breaking it up and turning it into something that’s totally new and amazing,” Vaudreuil said. “There is no battery backup on the electric grid, and so we’re basically using the fact that you have thermal storage in a water heater to sort of bridge that gap.”

On Tuesday, Mosaic Power, on West All Saints Street in Frederick, hosted some familiar faces from Startup Maryland, an organization that aims to connect entrepreneurs and help them grow.

Mosaic Power was a winner in the 2012 STRT1UP Road Show, a state tour competition in which startups pitch their companies to Startup Maryland. The STRT1UP Road Show is holding its fifth tour this year and stopped in Frederick on Tuesday, hearing pitches from entrepreneurs.

In the back of Startup Maryland’s trailer, Mount Airy resident Tom Condrasky made a pitch on behalf of his company, Cybrary, which is online education on cybersecurity. He began the company in February 2015.

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