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ALFEN, Centrica Announce Battery Energy Storage Deal (Int'l.)
ALFEN,Centrica Business Solutions
Date: 2021-02-03
In the Netherlands, battery maker ALFEN reports it has been selected by UK-based energy services company Centrica Business Solutions as a preferred partner to supply 10MW battery energy storage solutions. With this three-year framework agreement, ALFEN further expands its collaboration with Centrica after the recent framework agreement to supply charge points for Centrica and its subsidiary British Gas.

Centrica Business Solutions, a subsidiary of Centrica, is a leader in building and operating energy storage solutions for various business customers across Europe.

ALFEN offers comprehensive battery energy storage solutions, both stationary and mobile. The Alfen products are tailor-made for different markets and applications but based on the same design principles to guarantee optimal performance, limited installation time on site, flexibility, modularity and longevity. (Source: ALFEN, Website PR, 2 Feb., 2021) Contact: ALFEN, +31 36 54 93 400,,; Centrica Business Solutions, Distributed Energy Solutions,

More Low-Carbon Energy News ALFEN,  Battery Energy Storage,  Centrica,  

Canadian Solar Touts Alberta PV Solar Power Agreement (Ind. Report)
Canadian Solar, Direct Energy
Date: 2019-08-19
Guelph, Ontario-headquartered solar power specialist Canadian Solar Inc. is reporting an agreement with Centrica PLC subsidiary Direct Energy for the purchase of electricity from its 32 MWp/23 MWac Suffield solar facility in Southeastern Alberta. The Suffield solar facility is anticipated to be the largest solar photovoltaic (PV) facility in Alberta when fully operational in 2020.

The Suffield project will incorporate Canadian Solar's high efficiency BiKu bifacial solar modules that produce electricity from both sides of the solar panel as well as single-axis trackers,

As previously reported, the Suffield project received $15.3 million in funding through Natural Resources Canada's Emerging Renewable Power Program. (Source: Canadian Solar, Others, newkerala, 18 Aug., 2019) Contact: Centrica PLC,; Canadian Solar Solutions,; Direct Energy, Mike Senff, VP, (416) 758-8700,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Canadian Solar,  Solar,  Direct Energy,  

Centrica, NREL Partner on Hybrid Battery Storage (Ind. Report)
Date: 2019-06-24
Centrica Business Solutions -- Centrica's distributed energy and power business -- reports it has joined forces with the US DOE National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to study the integration of energy storage technologies.

Research will be conducted at NREL's Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) where the focus is on developing and demonstrating innovative energy systems and "second life" battery storage technologies. Second life batteries include batteries previously used in electric vehicles as a single unit for disparate applications. (Source: Centrica, NREL, newKerala, 23 June, 2019) Contact: Centrica Business Solutions, Fabio Mantovani, Director of Technology Strategy and Innovation,; NREL, Martha Symko-Davies, Laboratory Program Manager, ESIF,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Centrica,  NREL,  Energy Storage,  Battery,  

Centrica Expands US Presence with SmartWatt Acquisition (M&A)
Date: 2019-06-21
In the UK, Centrica reports it has agreed to the $37 million (£29 million) acquisition of U.S. based energy services and solutions provider SmartWatt. With the acquisition, SmartWatt will become part of energy giant Centrica's distributed energy and power unit, Centrica Business Solutions. The transaction is expected to close on 1 July 2019.

SmartWatt, which is headquartered in Albany, New York, focuses on combining lighting retrofits, energy efficiency upgrades, HVAC, building automation and on-site renewables for C&I customers. The company has 14 offices throughout the US, and has completed installations for major companies including FedEx, Nestle and Pepsi. (Source: Centrica, Current+-, 20 June, 2019) Contact: SmartWatt, Chris Covell, CEO, (518) 406-5079,; Centrica, +44 (0) 1784 843000, +44 (0)1753 494000.,

More Low-Carbon Energy News SmartWatt,  Centrica,  Energy Efficiency,  

Centrica Report Touts Distributed Low-Carbon Energy Tech (Int'l)
Date: 2018-10-17
In the UK, Powering Sustainability, a new study from British Gas owner Centrica Plc has found that the country's healthcare, industrial, and hospitality sectors could meet more than half of their greenhouse gas reduction targets for 2030 by deploying distributed low carbon energy technologies such as battery storage, energy efficiency and onsite renewable energy power generation. The report notes that efficiency measures could deliver an 11 per cent CO2 saving across the healthcare, industrial, and hospitality sectors which together represent over 27 pct of the UK's greenhouse gas emissions.

The government's 2017 Clean Growth Strategy challenged UK businesses to improve their energy efficiency -- productivity by 20 pct by 2030, and the report argues distributed energy technologies could help companies achieve around half of that target. The reports says the deployment of distributed energy technologies in just half of organizations across the three sectors could achieve savings of 9 megatonnes per year of carbon dioxide equivalent for a total of 137MtCO2e by 2030.

The government's independent Committee on Climate Change has warned the UK is currently off track to meet its binding emissions goals for the late 2020s and early 2030s. (Source: Centrica, Business Green, Oct., 2018) Contact: Centrica,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Centrica,  Carbon Emissions,  Energy Eficiency,  

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