Great Wolf Lodge partnered with Dalkia, a building energy solutions provider to develop an end-to-end building energy plan, implementation and support for a range of energy improvements for the the company’s resort in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. The plan included building energy software, LED lighting improvements, water conservation devices, HVAC upgrades, and on-site electricity generation with a combined heat and power (CHP) unit. Once these improvements were in place, Great Wolf Lodge New England immediately began to realize savings on electricity, natural gas, and water bills.
Similar efficiency projects were initiated at nine other Great Wolf Lodge resorts across the US. Thus far, Dalkia’s efficiency upgrades has saved 11,211,938 kWh of electricity. The energy cost-cutting impacts of Dalkia’s work is projected to provide $1.3 million in savings for Great Wolf Lodge, along with a 10% reduction in carbon intensity of their operations its first year of deployment.
(Source: Great Wolf Lodge, Environment Energy Leader,, 25 Nov., 2019] Contact: Great Wolf Resorts, www.greatwolf.com
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CleanSpark will integrate a scalable 1110-kWh of battery storage paired with a 480-kilowatt solar photovoltaic system, all driven by CleanSpark's mPulse controls software platform. The mPulse software will provide economic dispatch controls to maximize performance, as well as resiliency operations to back-up critical energy loads in the event of a utility disruption. The project is expected to be integrated and commissioned in the first quarter of 2020. In addition to the base contract, ELCA is entering into a Software as a Service (SaaS) agreement with CleanSpark for continued support of the system.
CleanSpark provides advanced energy software and control technology that enables a plug-and-play enterprise solution to modern energy challenges. Services consist of intelligent energy monitoring and controls, microgrid design and engineering, microgrid consulting services and turn-key microgrid implementation services. CleanSpark's software allows energy users to obtain resiliency and economic optimization. Our software can be widely implemented across commercial, industrial, military, agricultural and municipal deployment.
(Source: CleanSpark Inc., PR, 30 Oct., 2019) Contact: CleanSpark, (801) 224-4405, email@example.com, www.cleanspark.com
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The installation, which is slated to begin in Q3 2019 and be completed by Q4 2019, is expected to save the customer approximately $1 million in energy costs over the next 7 years and significantly reduce their overall building emissions, Kontrol Energy notes.
(Source: Kontrol Energy, PR, Accesswire, 2 July, 2019) Contact: Kontrol Energy Corp, Paul Ghezzi,, CEO, (905) 766-0400, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.kontrolenergy.com
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The project will involve 13 partners from across Europe and Brazil with a proven track record of HPC hardware, wind energy, numerical methods, software development and industrial applications.
With £2 million in Horizon 2020 funding, the High Performance Computing for Wind Energy (HPCWE) project will deliver a step change in the application of HPC on wind flow simulations and reshape almost every stage of wind energy exploration.
The HPCWE aims to address the key open challenges in applying HPC on wind energy, including efficient use of HPC resources in wind turbine simulations, accurate integration of meso- and micro-scale simulations, and optimization. (Source: University of Nottingham, AAAS, June, 2019) Contact: University of Nottingham, Dr Xuerui Mao, Faculty of Engineering, +44 0 11574 86020,
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Senfals software enables wind farm operators to optimize their assets through autonomous buying and selling on short term energy markets.
The software can be used with solar and energy storage facilities, as well as wind, to "unlock value from flexibility", according to Senfal.
Through its services, Senfal is able to substantially reduce the energy bill for large industrials as well as increase power trading profits for wind and solar farms and battery owners.
(Source: Vattenfall, RE Biz News, 19 Mar., 2019) Contact: Senfal, +31 (0) 85 303 7414, email@example.com,
www.senfal.com/en; Vattenfall, Magnus Hall, CEO, Pres, +46 8 739 5000, http://corporate.vattenfall.com
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EYP offers services in the areas of utility programs, energy design assistance, benchmarking, building performance, energy software and energy analysis data to help clients optimize their building energy efficiency investments.
Within its energy practice, Willdan helps utilities clients upgrade their grids and supports facility owners with the development of energy efficient buildings and other offerings.
The acquisition is slated to close later this month.
(Source: Wildan, consulting.us, 6 Mar., 2019) Contact: The Weidt Group, Jim Douglas, Pres., (877) 938-1588, firstname.lastname@example.org,www.theweidtgroup.com;
WildanGroup Inc., Stacy McLaughlin, CFO, (714) 940-6300, email@example.com, www.wildan.com
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According to the company, its cloud computing platform lets users access breakthroughs in plant-level wind farm optimization and control via a simple-to-use web-based interface.
(Source: Vayu, PR, Nov., 2018)
Contact: Vayu, Jim Kiles, CEO, www.vayuai.com
Sotware detail are at www.vayuai.com/services
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The subscription fee is paid for from a portion of the energy savings that are achieved.
The KBC service follows on the heels of Singapore's Energy Conservation Act mandating large industrial emitters to report greenhouse gas emissions from 2021.
The KBC measures will help Singapore achieve its pledge under the Paris Agreement on climate change to reduce emissions intensity by 36 pct from 2005 levels by 2030.
The industrial sector currently accounts for about 60 pct of Singapore's GHG emissions, according to the National Environmental Agency.
(Source: KBC Global, CAN, 22 Oct., 2018) Contact: KBC Global, +65 6735 5488, www.kbc.global
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Igloo Energy received a £900,000 Thermal Efficiency Innovation Fund grant from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), as part of the Thermal Efficiency Innovation Fund -- a government led scheme investing up to £10 million to develop technologies and approaches to increase energy efficiency across the UK.
The grant will fund a two year project to further develop Igloo's software that identifies suitable energy efficient upgrades for customers' homes. The research will analyze customers' energy consumption using insights gained from interacting with customers and datasets that describe the homes we live in, the appliances we own and how we use them, as well as other available household data. As a result, Igloo will be able to understand the value to each customer of installing smart energy efficiency measures and provide each individual customer highly personalised recommendations to make it easier for them to reduce bills and therefore help the UK improve the energy efficiency of its housing stock.
Separately, Igloo Energy has also scored a £120,000 grant by InnovateUK to support the understanding of existing data to create more confident insights into customers energy consumption.
(Source: Igloo Energy, Globe Finance & Banking, 18 Aug., 2018) Contact: Igloo Energy, Matt Clemow, CEO, +44 0 333 405 5555, firstname.lastname@example.org,
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The court found that Sinovel had contracted to purchase AMSC software regulating the flow of electricity from turbines to the electrical grid for more than $800 million. Sinoval wanted to use the software to retrofit existing turbines in China to comply with grid requirements and make new turbines more efficient.
Sinovel stopped paying for the software in March 2011 and was discovered to have pirated unauthorized versions of the software.
(Source: AMSC, Worchester Telegram, AP, 7 July, 2018)
Contact: AMEC, Jason Fredette, Director of Investor & Media Relations, (508) 621-4177, email@example.com, www.amsc.com; Sinovel Wind Group, www.sinovel.com/english
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eTRACK supports energy efficiency, renewable energy, and demand-side management programs of major utilities in the US. With over 665 programs managed and over 10.5 million energy efficiency measures captured in its workflow management platform, ANB Systems Inc. has made significant contribution towards energy efficiency goals that benefit the environment, according to a company statement.
ANB Systems, Inc. is a leading software provider for the energy build and customize state-of-the-art software solutions for demand-side management operations, renewable energy, and retail energy services. ANB Systems, Inc. empower their clients to become data-savvy and realize operational efficiencies through the implementation of data-tracking and reporting systems, according to a company statement. (Source: ANB Systems Inc., 29 April, 2018) Contact: ANB Systems Inc., S. Balakrishnan, CEO,
(281) 494-0689, www.anbsystems.com
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The Wattwatchers system works with various cloud-hosted management interfaces and a wide range of software, and can be used across Australian residential, commercial, industrial and utility services.
(Source: Energy Matters, 15 Aug., 2017) Contact:
CEFC, Ian Learmonth, CEO, Blair Pritchard, Dir. Investment Development, 1300 002 332, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.cefc.com.au; Wattwatchers, +61 2 8316 7540, email@example.com, www.wattwatchers.com.au
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As part of AEP Ohio's efforts to expand its use of smart grid technology, the company will deploy Utilidata's AdaptiVolt™ technology on 160 circuit of the electric system throughout Ohio. The technology leverages real-time information from the distribution grid to optimize the delivery of electric power and save energy as electricity travels from substations through the electric distribution system.
The AdaptiVolt™ technology is expected to save AEP Ohio customers 235,390 MWh annually -- the equivalent of $210 million in overall bill savings over 15 years.
In addition to its work with AEP, Utilidata has partnered with major utilities across the country, including National Grid, Pacific Gas & Electric, Ameren Illinois, and Vectren. (Source: Utildata, 2 Mar., 2017) Contact: Utilidata, Josh Brumberger, CCO, (401) 383-5800, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.utilidata.com; American Electric Power Ohio, www.aepohio.com
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VELCO will be an investor and strategic partner in the new company. IBM Research's Smarter Energy team -- alongside the unit's intellectual property and technologies portfolio -- will also become part of Utopus Insights.
IBM and VELCO hope the new venture will be able to "create dependable, industry-tested software" for the green energy market.
Contact: Utopus Insights, Dr. Chandu Visweswariah, Pres., CEO, (914) 257-7254, http://utopusinsights.com; VELCO, (802) 635-2331, www.velco.com
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The new fund will not invest in development projects or equipment, but in companies that use technology to improve the operation of energy assets. Accordingly,
the fund's initial $19 million investment is in British Columbia-based energy software provider Aquilon SOftware Inc. Invenergy is providing $4 million with the rest coming from Goldman Sachs, Macquarie Group and previous investors.
(Source: Invenergy, Utility Dive, 13 Feb., 2017) Contact: Invenergy, Amy Francetic, Snr. VP New Ventures and Corporate Affairs, (312) 224-1400, http://invenergyllc.com;
Aquilon Software, (877) 810-8787, https://aquilonsoftware.com
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Oncor's advanced microgrid consists of: a carport PV array, ground mount PV array, microturbine, diesel generators, gas reciprocating generator and battery storage unit. Greensmith's software integrates all of Oncor's microgrid assets and orchestrates performance of a variety of grid applications supporting power quality and energy availability.
As energy storage systems are fully networked into a variety of distributed energy resources, including solar and other forms of local generation such as diesel, GEMS becomes the backbone of an intelligent distributed energy resource management system (DERMS). Linked together, storage and distributed energy resources can address both supply and demand needs, as well as, supply select grid services.
Oncor is the Lone Star State's largest transmission and distribution utility serving more than 10 million Texans in 402 cities and 91 counties statewide.(Source: Greensmith, PR, Power, 7 Feb., 2017)
Contact: Greensmith, Mallory Sass, Marketing, (408) 966-5950, email@example.com, www.greensmithenergy.com; Oncor Electric Delivery, www.oncor.com
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