Deals & Partnerships

Schneider Electric Acquires Renewable Choice Energy

Carl Weinschenk

Schneider Electric has acquired Renewable Choice Energy, a company that helps businesses transition to renewable energy. Terms of the deal, which closed on Friday, were not disclosed. The consolidation of the two companies makes sense for both, executives told Energy Manager Today. The equation for Schneider Electric is rather simple: The deal more than doubles   …Continue Reading


Kaua’i Utility and AES DE Seal Plans For Hybrid Solar, Energy Storage Plant

Cheryl Kaften

Kauaʻi Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) – a member-owned utility serving 33,000 electric accounts on the Hawaiian island of Kaua’i –  and AES Distributed Energy, a subsidiary of AES, sealed a power purchase agreement (PPA) on January 10 for a 28-MW solar photovoltaic energy plant, along with a 20-MW, five-hour duration energy storage system. The utility   …Continue Reading


Veolia Acquires Enovity

Carl Weinschenk

Veolia announced today that it has acquired Enovity, an energy services firm based in San Francisco. Veolia says that the acquisition will enable it to expand its footprint in the building energy services sector. Veolia now employs 250 people in seven U.S. cities, the press release says. The parent company, the Veolia Group, has had   …Continue Reading


University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Chooses Performance Services

Carl Weinschenk

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) and design-build energy performance contractor Performance Services have entered a $19.3 million energy performance contract (EPC) through the Arkansas Energy Performance Contracting Program. The project will install LEDs and upgrade water, building envelope, HVAC and controls across the campus, according to the press release. Other elements of   …Continue Reading


Ameresco, Silver Spring in IoT Street Light Partnership

Carl Weinschenk

Ameresco has entered into a non-exclusive master reseller agreement with Silver Spring Networks. The agreement makes Ameresco a channel partner for Silver Spring’s Internet of Things (IoT) products. The goal of the collaboration is to enable cities and other operators of public lighting to add intelligence to systems and build a foundation for IoT-based services   …Continue Reading


Storage Partnership, Platform from Dynapower and Samsung SDI

Carl Weinschenk

Dynapower Company and Samsung SDI have introduced an energy storage platform. The initial version of the Dynapower Samsung SDI BTM-250 offers 250KW and 550 kWh service levels. A 100 KW system will follow, according to the press release. The platform combines Dynapower’s new Generation 2 MPS product line of behind-the-meter energy storage inverters with Samsung   …Continue Reading


Retrolux and Lunera Announce Partnership

Carl Weinschenk

Retrolux and Lunera are partnering on smart lighting products. The press release, posted at Solid State Lighting Design, says that Retrolux’s integrated software solutions for the commercial lighting retrofit industry soon will be exclusively featured in Lunera’s smart LED products. The release says that Lunera offers LED replacements for HID lamps and retrofit kits, linear   …Continue Reading


BidEnergy Acquires RealWinWin

Carl Weinschenk

Energy accounting firm BidEnergy has acquired RealWinWin, a company that specializes in energy efficiency rebate administration. The press release says that the acquisition furthers progress toward BidEnergy’s goal of establishing itself in the finance, procurement, energy and facilities departments of organizations with hundreds of facilities. Adding rebate administration to its Source-to-Pay platform, BidEnergy says, can minimize   …Continue Reading


Cushman & Wakefield Acquires EnSite Solutions

Carl Weinschenk

Real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield said yesterday that they have acquired EnSite Solutions. EnSite, according to the press release, provides maintenance and repair of HVAC, generators, uninterruptable power supply (UPS) and fire protection equipment. It offers maintenance programs for data centers, telecommunications companies and health care facilities. Commentary in the release says that   …Continue Reading


Pella Acquires Duratherm Windows

Carl Weinschenk

Window manufacturer Pella Corp. says that it has acquired Duratherm Windows Corp. Duratherm designs and manufactures customizable hardwood windows and doors. The transaction took effect on Nov. 1, with Duratherm maintaining its brand name, which is marketed to the high end window and architectural communities. Pella has acquired two other companies during the past two   …Continue Reading