Premier Power: Creates presence in the Czech Republic
Premier Power Renewable Energy, Inc, a leading solar-power systems designer, engineer and developer has opened a new office in the Czech Republic. The company currently serves commercial, government and utilities located both in the U.S. and in Europe.
“The opening of this new office in Prague firmly establishes our presence in and dedication to the solar electric power generation market in the Czech Republic,” stated Dean R. Marks, chief executive officer of Premier Power. “This location will be our portal to Eastern Europe, serving the great demand for solar photovoltaic power generation in the Czech Republic and in nearby countries as well.”
“The opening of the Prague office further represents our commitment to the agreement with Plaan Czech, s.r.o., a leading Czech engineering firm that specializes in the design, project management, and implementation of solar photovoltaic power plants,” explained Bjorn Persson, executive vice president, Europe for Premier Power. “While we continue to develop the 19 megawatts (MW) of solar projects with Plaan as previously announced, this new office enables Premier Power to begin implementing its strategy to refocus on and expand into the nascent rooftop solar market in the Czech Republic, ahead of anticipated reductions in the Czech feed-in tariff that may affect large scale installations.”
Petr Marek, president of Plaan added, “Based on the estimates published by the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA) in their Global Market Outlook for Photovoltaics until 2014, anticipated demand for solar electric power generation in the Czech Republic is estimated to be greater than 900 Megawatts (MW) for 2010, some 119 percent higher than EPIA estimates for 2009. The establishment of this office is a timely and significant commitment made by Premier Power to do business in the Czech Republic. We remain excited by the opportunity to partner with Premier Power in expanding the solar project pipeline here, and in the surrounding European markets where their governments are promoting solar power as a significant source of alternative energy.”
Alexis Issaharoff, vice president of sales and business development, Europe for Premier Power, commented, “The Europe for Premier Power estimates show that the Czech Republic ranks a close second to Italy in terms of the size of the market opportunity presented for Premier Power, and again, ranks second to Spain in terms of the percent change in growth for forecasted demand in power provided by solar electric generation. Similar to our well-established interests and operations in Italy and Spain, we see opportunities in the Czech Republic and its neighbor countries as a complement to what we are already doing very successfully elsewhere in Europe.”
Awesense launches digital clean energy marketplace
Awesense has launched what it claims is the only energy-focused repository of solutions built to drive the industry's decarbonization agenda.
The Awesense Marketplace aims to provide a common framework for companies to collaborate towards the future of clean energy and digital transformation, uniting applications, solutions and algorithms to solve energy and grid challenges.
Solutions listed on the marketplace cover a range of cases, and launch companies include Doosan GridTech, Kitu Systems, vadiMAP, LO3 Energy, ENGIN, Utilidata, Clir Renewables, ChargeLab, SensorLink, Exeri, Easy SmartGrid, and Athena Power.
“We are welcoming a new era in the decarbonization of energy systems,” said Mischa Steiner, CEO of Awesense. “The goal of achieving a clean energy future requires collaboration amongst key industry players in the utilities and energy sectors. Sharing resources through the Marketplace means that our customers and partners have a truly seamless approach as we work towards our common goal - ultimately, decarbonizing the world’s energy system.”
Utilities, consulting companies, and other organizations struggle to develop solutions that can be scaled across many jurisdictions due to complex data integration and the lack of a standard, open data model. Using the solutions offered throughout the Marketplace, organizations can rapidly accelerate their transition to a decentralized, decarbonized future and develop solutions that are scalable across industry. The platform will open up new revenue streams in areas such as:
Distributed energy resource integration and control
Electric vehicle charging
Demand response and smart-home management
Intelligent asset management
Advanced distribution system management
The new marketplace builds on Awesense's Digital Energy Platform, a digital twin based energy analytics platform that allows utilities to scale at the same pace as the rapidly changing technology landscape of the energy grid.
Together, the Open Energy Data Model and the Awesense Marketplace removes hurdles around data mapping and transformation, expedites data preparation and refining, and provides a common framework for companies to collaborate.
“The energy-specific data model allows utilities, technology companies, consulting firms, and other vendors to build solutions that can be easily integrated by other energy companies, to make a real impact on the industry as a whole, and develop new revenue streams for their organizations” said Steiner. “We’re looking forward to seeing the Awesense Marketplace grow as more partners committed to energy decarbonization join us.”
There are no simple solutions to putting the world on a sustainable path to net-zero emissions, according to the IEA. Reducing global CO2 emissions will require "a broad range of different technologies working across all sectors of the economy in various combinations and applications." it notes.
Renewable Energy Hub of South Australia formed
Amp Power Australia has established the Renewable Energy Hub of South Australia, a strategic portfolio of large scale integrated Solar PV, Wind and Battery Energy Storage assets located in South Australia. The hub also includes the siting of the Spencer Gulf Hydrogen Energy Ecoplex, forming part of the South Australian Government's Hydrogen Action Plan.
The portfolio, acquired from EPS, includes three large Solar PV projects totalling over 1.3 GW of generation, located at Robertstown (636 MW), Bungama (336MW) and Yoorndoo Ilga (388MW) with a total BESS capacity of up to 540MW across the portfolio.
Amp's expansion in Australia will include the implementation of Amp X, a proprietary digital energy platform 100% owned by Amp, which provides a diverse portfolio of disruptive and interoperable grid edge solutions, and includes a smart transformer, which enables real-time autonomous management and optimised dispatch of all forms of distributed generation and loads across the grid.
Palmetto recently opened its marketplace in Arizona, and is now serving 20 states across the country, claiming its proprietary technology, marketplace business model, and consumer mobile application "are all designed to democratize access to clean energy".