GridCure has deployed its technologies around the world, and most notably was invited to demonstrate its software on the Jordanian electrical network through a personal invitation from His Majesty Abdullah II. The company currently manages smart grid data for over 20MM metered assets.
He was formerly a founding member and CEO of Dragonfly Instruments where his team developed award-winning instrumentation for the water sector for real-time heavy metal monitoring. The recipient of numerous business awards, Dragonfly was able to draw on significant talent and support from the University of British Columbia (UBC) and was identified as one of the most promising startup companies to come out of the university. Taggart headed business initiatives and developed water quality instrumentation devices for laboratory-calibre spectroscopy of dissolved contaminants in water with Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy.
Taggart Jefferson is an engineer and former member team managing BC Hydro’s smart metering rollout. In this role, he helped direct the design, production, and subsequent training of staff on the big data analytical tool that formed the core of the business case for the company’s $1.2B smart meter rollout. He was also responsible for engineering design and deployment with Simpa Networks, now one of the largest players in India, establishing pay-as-you-go solar electricity in the region. He led the design team for a full design and manufacturing cycle of core meter design. During his term with Simpa, the overall customer base tripled in size and the team size doubled.
Taggart has a Bachelors of Applied Science from the University of British Columbia (UBC), from which he was recently awarded the Dean’s Medal of Distinction. Awarded annually, the Medal recognizes individuals who have brought high honour to the faculty and/or who have made longstanding or significant contributions. Taggart was recognized specifically for his contributions to the fundraising and design process of the UBC Engineering Student Centre, as well as his successes in leading the GridCure team over the past few years. He is one of the youngest recipients of the award on record.