Paul’s passion for energy security began shortly after the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. Living just 2 miles from the epicenter his home was nearly destroyed and left without power for weeks. He vowed never to left in the dark again and set about designing and building his own micro-grid based on a micro-cogeneration system. Over the ensuing years his system has grown to include Solar PV and intelligent controls all developed and tested in his own home. As an expert in home systems integration he’s helped many of his customers automation dreams come true. Over the last few years many of his customers inquired how they could lower their utility bills, remain safe and secure even in the event that the utility company shut off their power. Paul had the answer and started designing and building energy security systems for them.