Will Agate

  • September 19, 2017
  • Will Agate founded NetZero Microgrid Solutions (”NetZero”) and currently serves as its President.  NetZero represents the Philadelphia Navy Yard as its lead energy advisor.
  • Immediately prior to forming NetZero, Will served 6½ years as a Senior Vice President with PIDC, Philadelphia’s public-private economic development corporation, in charge of the nationally acclaimed Philadelphia Navy Yard.  The Philadelphia Navy Yard is a dynamic and modern 1,200-acre urban business campus where Will led the effort to interject a progress energy plan into the overall sustainability effort with creation of the Navy Yard Energy Master Plan. The Navy Yard enjoys explosive growth currently with more than 12,500 employees and 152 companies, as one of the most successful military base redevelopments in the country.
  • Most recently, Will completed a $33 million program to modernize The Navy Yard’s electric distribution system into one of the country’s largest and diverse microgrid communities with smart technologies enabling various on-site alternative energy and storage DERs and PJM market participation. In summary, Will is a passionate advocate that we have reached an age wherein comprehensive energy planning, smart energy solutions, and smart city strategy have become the foundations to successful real estate and economic development.