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Lucid Energy

Lucid Energy is a renewable energy company that has developed a turbine system that generates low-cost electricity from water pipelines.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Clean Technology
  • Location Portland, OR, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded August 2011
  • Employees 8
  • Website

Company Summary

Lucid Energy has developed the LucidPipe Power System, a renewable energy generator that enables municipal, industrial and agricultural facilities to produce low-cost electricity from free flowing water pipelines and effluent streams. As water-intensive customers seek ways to reduce operating costs and curb energy consumption, the LucidPipe reduces costs and creates an important new revenue stream to improve energy and water security.


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    Gregg Semler
    President and CEO

    Gregg Semler, President and CEO of Lucid Energy since August 2011, is a veteran entrepreneurial leader in the clean energy sector. He has led and operated clean technology companies since 2000, including serving as the first CEO of ClearEdge Power and co-founding the venture capital firm, Pivotal Investments. Mr. Semler’s extensive industry experience includes identifying and securing strategic partners and investors and setting the strategic cou

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    Susan Priddy
    Director of Operations

    Susan Priddy leads the Lucid Energy operations team. She's a seasoned professional with a background in operations implementation, including quality programs, supply chain management, lean disciplines, team creation, customer service and financial structure. Prior to Lucid Energy, Ms. Priddy was the Vice President of Operations at Xeres, a public small wind company. Ms. Priddy earned her Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology and an MBA.

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    Roderic Schlabach
    Director of Engineering

    Roderic Schlabach is the primary inventor of the LucidPipe System and he leads the Lucid Energy technical team. Mr. Schlabach came to Lucid Energy after working in the automotive industry for more than 20 years. Mr. Schlabach has a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering, has done graduate work in engineering management and holds more than a dozen patents in the areas of mechanical, hydrokinetic and hydroelectric systems.

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    Mike Temple

    Mike Temple, CFO, brings 20 years of proven leadership in helping companies successfully plan and manage growth. Mike has defined the accounting/finance functions of eight different companies, setting their accounting and financial reporting procedures both domestically and internationally. Mike and Gregg worked together from 1990-1997 where they successfully turned around an innovative medical device company. Mike earned a BS in accounting from


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    Marty Barrack, The Barrack Law Firm
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    Chris Loughran, Perkins & CO.

Previous Investors

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    Northwest Pipe Company (NASDAQ: NWPX)
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    Star Energy
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