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About Merit Controls

A Legacy of Thought-Leadership in the Clean Energy Industry

The Merit Controls team marries deep knowledge of the evolving renewables sector with real-world experience delivering utility-scale solutions. We bring that expertise to every engagement, de-risking and streamlining our customers’ projects, as well as modernizing power plant operations as part of our lifecycle management solutions.

Our Core Values

Merit Controls provides advanced, field-proven grid integration products and services to better manage utility-scale power generation assets for EPCs and power plant owners. We’re focused on developing solutions that promote the advancement of renewable energy, accelerate our clean energy future, and provide long-term customer value.


It’s not just about compliance.  Our partners rely on solutions from Merit Controls to derive value from sophisticated utility-scale generation assets that demand speed of response and availability to meet financial targets.  We perform all work with a commitment to safety and integrity.



We constantly build upon our expertise and innovation to enable the technology vision of our clients.  As industry leaders we apply advanced controls and software technologies that deliver secure, efficient solutions reducing operational risk and enabling increased proliferations of renewable energy assets that drive the industry forward.


Customer satisfaction demands excellence of execution from engineering design validation through to plant commissioning.  Our commitment to the Merit Controls Quality Management Process is proven in Factory and Site Acceptance Testing that enables a streamlined commissioning process and supports on-time project delivery.  Our commitment to quality is evident in the loyalty of our customer base, and in the depth of our experience with the largest, most complex renewable energy assets in the world.

Leadership Team

Seasoned industry veterans - many of whom developed the IP that launched the utility-scale solar industry in the U.S. decades ago - lead our team. Our founders are experienced entrepreneurs who sold their first venture backed by Turner Enterprises to First Solar. As former executives of First Solar, they led solar systems engineering and designed the world’s first control system enabling solar power to provide essential grid services beyond variable energy. They have built a team that shares their passion for results driven by their deep industry knowledge.

Thomas Kuster

Chief Executive Officer
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Dmitriy Anichkov

Chief Technology Officer
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Mark Zeni

Chief Operating Officer
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Nick Milam

Vice President of Applications Engineering
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Tina Dornbusch

Director of Product Engineering
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