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Kontrol Scores $550K Real Estate Energy Mgmt. Contract (Ind Report)
Kontrol Energy
Date: 2019-07-03
Vaughn, Ontario-headquartered energy management and efficiency software specialist Kontrol Energy Corp. reports it has been selected to provide a turn-key energy management installation valued at approximately $550,000 for an unidentified Canadian company that operates which operates a portfolio of multi-residential properties. In addition, the Company has received a 6-year contract for approximately $24,000 per annum to manage, monitor and maintain the energy system in real-time.

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, admin@kontrolenergy.com, www.kontrolenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Management,  Energy Efficiency,  Energy Software,  


HPC Project Aims to Optimize Wind Power Production (Int'l)
University of Nottingham
Date: 2019-06-14
In the UK, the University of Nottingham is reporting a two-year High Performance Computing (HPC) project to optimize the sustainable exploitation of wind power.

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, Xuerui.Mao@nottingham.ac.uk, www.nottingham.ac.uk/engineering/people/xuerui.mao

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind,  Energy Software,  


Vattenfall Snares Amsterdam Energy Software Specialist (M&A, Int'l)
Vattenfall, Senfal
Date: 2019-03-20
Wind energy giant Vattenfall is reporting acquisition of Amsterdam-based energy software specialist Senfal, a developer of an intelligent trading platform that can increase returns from renewable energy generation plants.

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, info@senfal.com, www.senfal.com/en; Vattenfall, Magnus Hall, CEO, Pres, +46 8 739 5000, http://corporate.vattenfall.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Vattenfall,  Renewable Energy Software,  


Willdan Acquiring EYP's Energy Practice Division (M&A Report)
Willdan Group
Date: 2019-03-08
Anaheim, California-headquartered consultancy and energy efficiency specialist Willdan Group Inc. reports the signing of a Letter of Intent (LoI) to acquire The Weidt Group -- the energy practice of Albany-based design and engineering firm EYP.

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, info@twgi.com,www.theweidtgroup.com; WildanGroup Inc., Stacy McLaughlin, CFO, (714) 940-6300, smclaughlin@willdan.com, www.wildan.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Willdan,  Energy Efficiency,  


Vayu Touts Wind-Energy Optimization Software (New Prod & Tech)
WindWISDEM
Date: 2018-11-23
Vayu Corp., -- f.k.a. WindWISDEM -- is touting the availability of its new cloud-computing software platform that optimizes wind-farm performance for increase efficiency, maximum power, and profit predictablity. profit to wind customers. Learn how it works here.

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

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind,  Wind Energy Software,  WindWISDEM,  


Emissions, Energy Cutting Service Launched in Singapore (Int'l)
KBC Global
Date: 2018-10-22
In Singapore, energy software and services provider KBC Global is reporting the launch of a subscription-based service that in effect acts as a "second pair of expert eyes" on a subscribing firm's facilities and energy efficiency and consumption. The resulting information is upload on KBC's secured cloud platform. The service provider will be able to monitor the plant and thereafter analyse plant performance, identify possible improvement opportunities and formulate a plan that will optimize energy efficiency , cut costs and in turn reduce carbon emissions.

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

More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Management,  Energy Conservation,  Energy Efficiency Software,  


Igloo Energy Scores Energy Consumption Research Funding (Int'l)
Igloo Energy
Date: 2018-08-20
In the UK, Southampton-headquartered energy software specialist Igloo Energy is reporting receipt of more than £1 million in grant fumding to further develop its unique energy saving software in partnership with two leading British Universities.

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, team@igloo.energy, www.igloo.energy

More Low-Carbon Energy News Igloo Energy,  Energy Efficiency,  


Sinovel Fined for AMSC Wind Farm Technology Theft (Ind. Report)
Sinovel
Date: 2018-07-09
In Madison, Wisconsin, a federal judge has fined Chinese wind turbine manufacturer Sinovel Wind Group $1.5 million and placed the company on a one-year probation for its 2013 conspiracy, theft of trade secrets and wire fraud from Ayer, Massachusetts-based technology company American Superconductor (AMSC).

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, jfredette@amsc.com, www.amsc.com; Sinovel Wind Group, www.sinovel.com/english

More Low-Carbon Energy News American Superconductor,  AMSC,  Sinovel ,  Wind,  Renewable Energy Software,  


ANB Systems Touting eTRACK Energy Efficiency (Ind. Report)
ANB Systems
Date: 2018-04-30
Sugar Land, Texas based energy software specialist ANB Systems, Inc. is touting its eTRACK energy efficiency programs that help energy customers save money and reduce pollution. To date, eTRACK, ANB's flagship product, has processed over $2 billion in energy efficiency incentives in the U.S.

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, Sarah Andrews (281) 494-0689, www.anbsystems.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News ANB Systems,  Energy Software,  Energy Efficiency,  Energy Management,  


CEFC Investing in Wattwatchers (Int'l., Ind. Report)
Wattwatchers ,Clean Energy Finance Corporation
Date: 2017-08-18
In Australia, Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) reports it is investing $2 million in Sydney, NSW-based clean-tech company Wattwatchers to help develop Wattwatchers' power-measuring system. The system tracks real-time energy consumption enabling consumers to better control of their power consumption.

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, info@cefc.com.au, www.cefc.com.au; Wattwatchers, +61 2 8316 7540, info@wattwatchers.com.au, www.wattwatchers.com.au

More Low-Carbon Energy News Clean Energy Finance Corporation,  Energy Management,  Energy Software,  Wattwatchers ,  


Utilidata Technology to Deliver Energy Savings to AEP Ohio Customers (Ind. Report)
Utilidata,American Electric Power
Date: 2017-03-06
Providence, R.I.-headquartered energy security and efficiency software specialist Utilidata, Inc. is reporting a new project that will delivery energy savings to American Electric Power (AEP) customers in Ohio through Utilidata's patented optimization technology that captures real-time, apparently random signals from the electric grid.

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, info@utilidata.com, www.utilidata.com; American Electric Power Ohio, www.aepohio.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Utilidata,  American Electric Power,  Energy Software,  


IBM, VELCO Launch Smart Energy Specialist Utopus (Ind. Report)
IBM Research,Vermont Electric Power Company
Date: 2017-03-01
IBM and Rutland, Vermont-headquartered Vermont Electric Power Company (VELCO) are reporting the launch of Utopus Insights, in Valhalla, New York. Financial and other terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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

More Low-Carbon Energy News Vermont Electric Power ,  IBM,  Energy Software,  Energy Efficiency,  


Invenergy Future Fund Announces First Investment (Ind. Report)
Invenergy,Aquilon
Date: 2017-02-17
Independent renewable energy developer Invenergy LLC is reporting the launch of the Invenergy Future Fund. The venture capital fund's other strategic and financial investors nor the size of the fund have not been disclosed.

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

More Low-Carbon Energy News Invenergy,  Aquilon ,  Energfy Software,  


Oncor Selects Greensmith Energy Software (Ind. Report)
Greensmith Energy,Oncor Electric Delivery
Date: 2017-02-10
Herndon, Virginia-headquartered energy storage and software specialist Greensmith Energy reports it has been selected by Dallas-based Oncor Electric Delivery (Oncor) as the software provider for its microgrid facility in Dallas, Texas.

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, msass@greensmithenergy.com, www.greensmithenergy.com; Oncor Electric Delivery, www.oncor.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Greensmith Energy,  Oncor Electric Delivery,  


Enel Green Acquires Demand Energy Networks (Ind. Report, M&A)
Enel Green Power North America,Demand Energy Networks
Date: 2017-01-13
Andover, Maine-based Enel Green Power North America reports it has acquired Washington State-based intelligent software and energy storage systems specialist Demand Energy Networks, Inc.

Demand Energy's DEN.OS platform and cloud-based analytics are scalable and can address the needs of any power market segment, delivering value across a broad range of storage applications. DEN.OS's platform provides the analytics and control needed to aggregate energy management across multiple facilities, creating an online virtual power plant that operates more efficiently and multiplies savings. (Source: Enel, PR, 11 Jan., 2017) Contact: Enel Green Power, Rafael Gonzalez, CEO, Connor Branch, Bus. Dev., (978) 681-1900, www.enelgreenpower.com; Demand Energy Networks, (509) 893-8044, www.demand-energy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Enel Green Power North America,  Demand Energy ,  Energy Storage,  Energy Software,  Energy Management,  


ENGIE Invests in Energy Software Specialist (Funding)
ENGIE,Opus One Solutions
Date: 2016-11-07
Global energy solutions and services provider ENGIE is reporting a strategic investment in Toronto-headquartered energy software specialist Opus One Solutions -- a smart grid software engineering company enabling the transition to a Connected Energy Internet. The investment will expand Opus One's European and global markets and support development of the company's applications for real-time visibility and management of utility distribution grids.

Opus One Solutions recently received an investment from Energy Impact Partners, a utility-backed fund representing seven of North America's largest utilities, as well as project awards with five U.S. and Canadian utilities. Two of these projects include the demonstration of transactive energy functionality in which Opus One's platform will create markets, tariffs and operational systems that will allow resource providers to monetize products and services, while the utility becomes the purchaser and aggregator of DERs, allowing the customer to have a greater role in how they use energy. (Source: ENGIE, PR, 2 Nov., 2016) Contact: Opus One Solutions, Joshua Wong, CEO, (905) 707-0773, info@opusonesolutions.com, www.opusonesolutions.com; ENGIE, www.engie.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,  Smart Grid,  Energy Software,  Opus One Solutions,  ENGIE,  


Doosan GridTech Scores $6Mn Energy Software Storage Order (Ind. Report)
Doosan GridTech,Austin Energy
Date: 2016-10-19
Doosan GridTech reports it has sealed a $6 million deal to supply its energy storage software -- formerly 1Energy Systems -- to the Texas public power utility Austin Energy.

Doosan GridTech will provide 3 MWh storage systems for two solar-generated electric power stations in Austin, Texas, to provide greater power stability and raise energy-efficiency. (Source: Doosan GridTech, Korea Herald, 17 Oct., 2016) Contact: Doosan GridTech, Choi Dae-jin, CEO, (888) 452-7715 - Seattle Office, www.doosangridtech.com; Austin Energy, (512) 494-9400, www.austinenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Austin Energy,  Doosan,  Energy Storage,  

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