We believe the future of our planet depends on a thoughtful transition to a clean, secure, renewable and recyclable energy system.
At Lightening Grid Quebec, we're building that future today.
Introducing Lightening Grid Quebec (LGQ) which in Quebec operates as Réseau Allégé Québec (RAQ), founded on 20 + years of advanced energy storage technology, expertise and breakthrough power solutions. All in the service of a more sustainable, reliable electric grid and more convenient, affordable, and support for electric mobility.
We deliver all this through a secure North American supply chain and a locally sourced workforce.
We're backed by years of experience and technical innovation building innovative, industry- leading, energy management systems, cells, modules and battery systems.
Our decades of prior work, providing robust and secure solutions to the US military, gives us the ability to provide superior commercial applications across multiple applications. Our company’s leadership has been collaborating with Quebec and Hydro Quebec since 2008.
Our Core Principles:
Commitment to honesty
Maintain a creative,
To be part of the solution while remaining flexible and resilient
We've amassed a portfolio of intellectual property comprising over 100 patents and patents pending as well as established products in high-margin defense, emergency services and critical infrastructure applications.
Lightening Grid Quebec’s / Réseau Allégé Québec’s proven technology can substitute for legacy energy storage and management systems.
CROSS CUTTING BENEFITS INCLUDE:
RENEWABLE POWER SOURCE
GRID STORAGE SOLUTIONS
SYSTEM MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE
The Lightening Grid Quebec Project
Lightening Grid Quebec (LGQ)/ Réseau Allégé Québec (RAQ) is presently completing site selection, financing leading to Giga-scale mass manufacturing. The state-of-the-art factory will provide vertically integrated, mass production of our innovative technology and products. The resulting operation also will add hundreds of high-quality jobs to the economy, making an important contribution to economic re-invigoration during the post-COVID
economy. In the near future, product installations will boost security and efficiency of the grid along with enabling net reductions in carbon emissions.
Better thermal efficiency
Better fire and safety risk mitigation
Resilience to weaponization
Resilience to EMP and HMP (solar flares and weapons)
Resilience to impact
Lower lifecycle cost
Designed for Recyclability
Integrated software, smart technology and AI features
Our team has over 150 years of cumulated experience in the batteries, power, infrastructure, automotive and aerospace segments.
Co-Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Tom Hopkins, founder and Managing Director of Colchester Capital, LLC, has served as an advisor to Lightergy since 2014. In addition to his principal activities, Tom has many years of investment banking experience at Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, Bear Stearn and Drexel Burnham Lambert. In addition he has extensive experience in restructurings and leverage finance.
Dr. Karim Zaghib,
Dr. Karim Zaghib is a world-renowned scientist who specializes in rechargeable batteries, energy transition and the electrification of transportation. His many seminal scientific publications in these fields have earned him numerous honors and distinctions. Dr. Zaghib is named as an inventor in over 600 patents and 62 licenses.
SVP of Development
George Joseph is Sr. Vice President of Development and Strategy and has also served as Advisor to the Company for over a dozen years. In his 35-year career at Ford, Mr. Joseph held a variety of Corporate Finance and Technology Acquisitions assignments, retiring as Director, Global Technology M & A with responsibility for worldwide technology mergers, acquisitions and business development.
In addition to serving as an Advisor to Lightergy, Eric Materniak is a Principal Engineer at Northrop Grumman where he works with advanced battery technology in a variety of space systems. He holds a B.S. degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University.
Société Générale has been at the forefront of sustainable finance for over 20 years and has embedded positive impact solutions across all of its advisory, financing and investment activities. Société Générale was recently named “Bank of the Year for Sustainability” by the International Financing Review (IFR) for its leading role in financing the energy transition and serves as an advisor to Lightening Grid Quebec.
RBC Capital Markets
RBC Capital Markets is part of a leading provider of financial services, Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) and serves as an advisor to Lightening Grid Quebec. Founded in 1864, RBC is one of the largest banks in the world and the fifth largest in North America, as measured by market capitalization. With a strong capital base and consistent financial performance, RBC is among a small group of highly rated global banks.