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Deals & Partnerships

CLEAResult buys PECI

Linda Hardesty

Austin, Texas-based CLEAResult, a designer of technology-enabled energy efficiency programs for utilities, governments and businesses, has entered into an agreement to purchase the assets of non-profit PECI, headquartered in Portland, Ore. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. CLEAResult says its programs combined with PECI’s will provide a broader array of offerings such as grocery,   …Continue Reading

Stem Unlocks $100M in Project Financing

Linda Hardesty

Stem is creating a new fund to finance up to $100 million in new projects featuring its energy storage systems. Support for the fund is being provided through affiliates of investment firm B Asset Manager based in New York City. Stem combines advanced energy storage and real-time data analytics. Its system automatically draws on stored energy   …Continue Reading

SEPA, ScottMadden Partner for Fact Finding in Germany

Linda Hardesty

Consulting firm ScottMadden is joining the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) to lead a group of about 25 US energy executives to Germany to exchange information with electricity and solar market leaders who are adapting to change in a dynamic and controversial environment. The executives have the goal of returning with insights and practical knowledge that can   …Continue Reading

ABB Teams with BYD for Energy Storage

Linda Hardesty

ABB and China’s BYD Co. are jointly developing new energy storage technologies, leveraging ABB’s products for grid storage and electric vehicle charging, combined with BYD’s knowledge in battery technology. The companies say their collaboration will accelerate the ramp up of renewables combined with energy storage for off-grid and on-grid applications. The scope of the collaboration   …Continue Reading

Workiva Integrates Urjanet Data Into its Platform

Linda Hardesty

Workiva, a cloud-based business data company, announced a partnership with Urjanet that will allow Workiva customers who use its Wdesk platform to directly tap into Urjanet’s energy data, collected from more than 1,000 utilities. Workiva’s platform, which allows enterprises to compile, report, and analyze critical business data in real time, is used by more than   …Continue Reading

Aviva, SeeControl Create Energy Kit

Linda Hardesty

Aviva Energy and SeeControl developed the EnergySensr platform that marries electrical, natural gas and water sub-meters with a machine-to-machine gateway. EnergySensr allows deployment of energy management within sites, buildings and facilities via a self-installation kit. It provides tools so users can link energy usage to equipment, process, area, zone, facility or other parameter unique to   …Continue Reading

Bloom Energy Partners with Exelon

Karen Henry

There currently aren’t any profitable fuel cell companies, but recent moves by Bloom Energy indicate that fuel cells are becoming an important part of the distributed energy equation, according to an article on the Utility Dive website. Exelon recently partnered with the fuel cell manufacturer, announcing that it would provide equity financing for 21 MW of Bloom   …Continue Reading

FirstFuel Partners with Opower

Linda Hardesty

Opower and FirstFuel Software announced a partnership to help utilities engage all of their customers across residential, commercial and industrial sectors. Swap Shah, CEO of FirstFuel told Energy Manager Today, “By teaming up with Opower, we’re able to offer utilities the ease of a single platform that intelligently addresses each customer’s unique needs. While Opower   …Continue Reading

NEC Sells Space-Time Insight’s Visual Analytics in Asia Pacific

Linda Hardesty

Space-Time Insight and NEC Corporation signed a preferred sales contract covering Japan and the Asia-Pacific region for the sale of several of Space-Time Insight’s real-time visual analytics applications. NEC plans to focus its sales efforts on demand response, microgrids and advanced metering infrastructure. The partnership enables NEC to combine its energy storage systems (ESS) and   …Continue Reading

Autodesk Joins Lucid Series B Funding Round

Linda Hardesty

Autodesk has made a strategic investment in privately-held Lucid as part of Lucid’s recently announced $8.2 million Series B funding round. Autodesk says it has been piloting Lucid’s BuildingOS platform in several facilities. Autodesk creates software focused on better building design, and Lucid, whose software enables better building operations, see opportunity in making it easier   …Continue Reading

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