Emtelle to help Norlys achieve a more digital Denmark

The collaboration worth 40 million kroner per year will ensure Norlys’ customers have high-speed fibre connectivity.

Hawick, Scotland, 17 March 2021Emtelle, the leading global manufacturer of pre-connectorised blown fibre, cabling and ducted solutions, has today announced it has been awarded a three-year multi-million-kroner contract. Emtelle has been confirmed as the main supplier of duct, accessories and fibre units to Denmark’s largest integrated energy and telecommunications group Norlys.

Running until the end of 2023, this contract is anticipated to be worth a 120 million kroner over the next three years. Following a merger of SE and Eniig, digital services provider Norlys plan to continue fibre roll outs across Denmark as well as contribute to developing new sustainable solutions for its end-users. Emtelle’s longstanding relationship with both SE and Eniig pre-merger has demonstrated the dedication and quality of service Norlys was looking for in its main supplier.

Tony Rodgers, CEO at Emtelle said: “It has been a pleasure working with the Norlys team pre and post-merger and we are looking forward to building on what were already strong relationships. Combining our ability to supply quality fibre and duct solutions with Norlys’ drive to deliver superfast fibre connections across Denmark, we welcome the opportunity to support Norlys and help it meet its target of a more digital Denmark. As demands from our European customers increase and competition intensifies, it’s great that our dedication to high quality service and customer support is recognised.”

Over the next three years, Emtelle will supply Norlys with duct, accessories and fibre units to drive forward its ambitious plans of expanding their digital infrastructure to create a more digital Denmark. Norlys facilitates the expansion, operation and maintenance of fibre infrastructure across 40% of the country.

Magnus Just Olesen, Vice President of Norlys Tele said: “As we continue to meet our targets of delivering a more digital Denmark and ensuring our customers have access to a premium superfast fibre connection, it is key we have the support of partners that are enthusiastic and dedicated to deliver a top-quality product and service. Having worked with SE and Eniig separately pre-merger, Emtelle has already proven its commitment to supporting our success, and it was crucial as we expanded, and increased our roll-outs, that our supply came from a partner that could meet our demand.”

“With its strong European manufacturing presence and responsive Scandinavian sales and support team, Emtelle has continued to demonstrate its dedication throughout the process, and we look forward to continuing our prosperous relationship,” continued Just Olesen.

Emtelle’s wide range of fibre optic solutions and constant innovation has proven it is best placed to supply the ideal solution to support Norlys’ momentum in reaching its ambitious roll out plans across Denmark in the next three years. Its reputation for first-class customer service and support has been repeatedly demonstrated in the field. With more than 40 years’ experience and its manufacturing facility in Sonder Felding, Midtjylland, Denmark, Emtelle has been able to supply solutions to key players across Denmark and Europe.

Laila Nygaard Pedersen, Sales Director for DK at Emtelle said: “In order for us to achieve a competitive edge it is more important than ever for us to place our customers at the forefront of what we do. I am immensely proud of my team and their delivery of excellent customer service, which has led to us winning this contract with Norlys.”

For more information about Emtelle, please visit: https://www.emtelle.com/.

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About Emtelle
Emtelle is a leading global manufacturer of pre-connectorised, blown fibre cable, and ducted network solutions, and has been for the past 40 years. With manufacturing operations in UK, Germany and Denmark, as well as sales offices internationally, Emtelle serves over 100 countries globally to multiple sectors including telecommunications and power.

Find out more: www.emtelle.com.

Source: RealWire

Cleanwatts delivers real energy decarbonization

Vowing to simplify, amplify and accelerate the energy transition, this new cleantech company brings to business and local communities around the world the benefits of smart energy efficiency services and access to affordable clean energy

Portugal, 24, February 2021 – 2021 brings many new and exciting prospects, and Cleanwatts is one of them. Emerging from the tech company Virtual Power Solutions (VPS), Cleanwatts combines the power of digital and industrial technology with deep domain expertise in clean energy systems, advanced analytics, and renewables project financing to help clients reap the benefits of the global energy transition through energy efficiency services and access to affordable clean energy.

Building on the company’s successful track record of delivering energy efficiency services through a proprietary suite of advanced energy management platforms, Cleanwatts is now entering the realm of affordable clean energy by originating and managing zero capex Renewable Energy Communities, where clean energy is offered as a service to local participants – requesting no investment from them regarding the required infrastructures and technologies. Cleanwatts drives an inclusive agenda, inviting local communities to rise to the global energy challenge by purchasing low cost and locally sourced clean energy from small-scale PV solar plants (1-5MW) and complementary storage capacity. In short, Cleanwatts brings together smart technology, human expertise, and financial capital to deliver zero capex Renewable Energy Communities, where clean energy is offered as a service to households and enterprises in local ecosystems such as business parks, industrial parks, transport hubs and shopping districts.

A world in transition
In recent years, efforts to address the energy transition have been primarily focused on the deployment of large-scale clean energy infrastructure. According to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), energy efficiency and renewable energy, along with electrification, can deliver up to 90% of the energy-related emission cuts required under the Paris Agreement [1]. Cleanwatts is committed to this vision and firmly believes that to address energy decarbonization at the scale and level required, local communities must also be engaged and empowered to act.

“When it comes to climate change, it is actually quite simple. Every decision, every investment, and every effort…it all matters, and we need everyone to be involved. The call to action is clear and timelines are short” says Michael Pinto, Co-Founder and CEO of Cleanwatts. “We have the skills and capability to increase access to affordable clean energy as a natural extension of our core expertise in energy management. Energy markets and legislative frameworks are evolving quickly. Conditions are now favorable for combining and deploying distributed energy assets, financial capital, digital technologies and human capabilities intelligently and efficiently for the benefit of companies and communities in many countries around the world.”

A strong team, advanced technology, and a bright future
Led by a seasoned international management team with a robust background in energy systems, software, clean tech, financial services, and industrial manufacturing at its core, Cleanwatts harnesses the exceptional capabilities of Virtual Power Solutions (VPS), a subsidiary responsible for developing the company’s suite of advanced energy management software platforms: Kisense® (energy management for commercial and industrial enterprises designed to monitor, manage, control and optimize in real time energy generation, storage and asset-level consumption); Kiplo® (energy management platform designed to provide aggregation capabilities, grid-level balancing services and peer-to-peer trading within energy communities); and Cloogy® (energy management for residential use, allowing households to monitor, manage, control and optimize in real time their energy generation, storage and consumption patterns). Today, Cleanwatts Group serves over 2,000 client locations, including 12 international airports and several energy communities representing over 2TWh of energy equivalent to the annual consumption of over 750,000 homes.

Cleanwatts Group employs a talented team of 50 experts and increasing, with solid experience solving energy-related challenges for clients across Portugal, Europe and Brazil. Cleanwatts is managing a pipeline of over 20 Renewable Energy Communities that are expected to start operating over the next 18 months. Through VPS, the company is also a leading partner of FleXunity, a consortium funded by the EU Horizon 2020 program, aiming to create energy communities across Europe and connecting these to innovative grid-level flexibility services. “FleXunity introduces flexibility as an asset and, through Artificial Intelligence algorithms and Blockchain technology in Virtual Power Plant platforms like Kiplo®, new services will be developed and validated to benefit consumers, prosumers, aggregators, and grid operators.” says Luísa Matos, Co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer at Cleanwatts.

Encouraged by a series of wins in 2020, despite the pandemic, Cleanwatts is now focused on international growth across Europe and the Americas. In clear recognition of their value, Cleanwatts was recently selected by Fidelidade, Portuguese insurance market leader, to support them with an innovative energy strategy for their new project in the center of Lisbon, namely a 205,000 sqm Gross Floor Area office, residential and retail complex. “Fidelidade is deeply committed to meeting its sustainability and decarbonization goals and as such has chosen to partner with Cleanwatts for this important project.” says the Project manager of Fidelidade.

[1] Source: The Post-COVID Recovery

About Cleanwatts
Cleanwatts was founded in 2020 with a mission statement of simplifying, amplifying and accelerating energy decarbonization for companies and communities around the world. Cleanwatts is capitalising on advanced energy management software platforms and human capital of Virtual Power Solutions S.A. which is now a subsidiary. To learn more about us please visit our LinkedIn and website:

https://www.linkedin.com/company/cleanwatts/
https://www.cleanwatts.energy/

For media inquiries please contact:
José Queirós de Almeida | Chief Marketing Officer
Cleanwatts
jalmeida@cleanwatts.energy

Maria Wilton| Account Executive
BloomCast Consulting
mariawilton@bloomcast.pt | +351 935 450 050

Source: RealWire

New Retail Energy Marketplace and Sales Automation for Suppliers

(NEWTOWN, CT, January 19, 2021) To help retail energy suppliers enroll customers with less manual effort and profitably price each deal with ease, POWWR has announced the release of a new holistic marketplace and platform that was created only for energy suppliers.  Sales360 will help suppliers to understand what’s going on in their business at all times.

“Profitable energy sales have never been easier” said Michael Parrella, CEO at POWWR.  “Energy retailers can now keep track of all their channels to keep their brokers happy. With Sales360 you can increase the number of successful transactions on the first submission.”

Sales360 creates a seamless customer journey, automating the process all the way through contracting and includes:

  • An automatic pricing and enrollment process
  • Reporting and analytics to help you understand your business
  • Fewer dropouts and more successful transactions the first time around
  • Easily track commissions without spending time double-checking brokers
  • Automated contract generation and renewals management
  • Broker access to a world-class CRM system
  • Access to more energy brokers in the new POWWR Marketplace

Andrew Taylor, Head of Indirect Sales at Npower, comments, “”We’ve been keen to employ a software product capable not only of reducing our cost to serve but also providing a scalable solution across the business. The proposal POWWR came to us with more than satisfied on both counts and we’re extremely pleased to be able to channel their expertise into our own offering.”

POWWR is an integration expert. Sales360 can be adapted to fit within your established business processes, and team access levels can be customized by defined roles and levels. 

Whether you’re an established energy retailer, or are just starting out on your journey, Sales360 will clear the way for faster sales, with improved margins.

If you’d like more information on this suite of products, please email hello@powwr.com

About POWWR: POWWR operates in both the US and UK markets. It is backed by over 11 years of retail energy broker and supplier experience, 65+ energy suppliers, 1,400+ registered brokers, 1.68M+ quoted B2B transactions, 145+ Employees, and over 50 in-house developers.

The Next Generation Marketplace.

SolarArise commissions 75 MW Solar Plant in Uttar Pradesh

Zurich, 27 January 2021. ThomasLloyd announced today that SolarArise India Projects Private Limited (“SolarArise”) has commissioned a 75 Megawatt (“MW”) Solar PV plant in Khera village, Budaun District, state of Uttar Pradesh delivering clean energy to over 100,000 people in Northern India.

In 2018, ThomasLloyd, a leader in impacting investing in emerging markets, invested in Delhi-based SolarArise alongside the Global Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Fund (“GEEREF”), advised by the European Investment Bank Group, and Kotak Mahindra managed Core Infrastructure India Fund (“CIIF”).

The new solar plant operates under Talettutayi Solar Projects Five Private Limited has a 25-year Power Purchase Agreement (“PPA”) with the state government Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL). The plant is expected to generate approximately 120 million kilowatt-hours per year of clean energy in Uttar Pradesh state.

Commenting on this new development, Nandita Sahgal Tully, Managing Director Infrastructure Asset Management at ThomasLloyd said: “We are delighted that our partnership with SolarArise continues to grow and are pleased to have made significant progress through the successful commissioning of this new site against the challenging backdrop triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a major achievement by the entire team at SolarArise and we commend them for their efforts.”

SolarArise’s current portfolio of 384 MW (DC) comprises of six operational plants, across four states in India with a total capacity of 234 MW. Capacity for an additional 150 MW is already funded. All plants benefit from long-term power purchase agreements with either central government or state counterparties.

Tony Coveney, Managing Director, Co-Head of Infrastructure Asset Management at ThomasLloyd adds: “This new solar energy plant will provide clean energy to more than 100,000 people in the Uttar Pradesh region. This development is in line with the ThomasLloyd ethos of investing in projects that have a positive impact on the environment, society and communities. We are proud to be part of another project that realises the universal goal for a clean-energy future.”

SolarArise Founder and Director, Mr. Anil Nayar, said: “Our experienced teams worked closely with our contractors, allowing us to deliver this project ahead of schedule, despite the operating challenges we faced from the global COVID-19 pandemic. Throughout this time we worked diligently ensuring the health and well-being of our employees. Renewable energy is needed now more than ever, as communities across India are realising the importance of a clean climate.”

Media contact:
ThomasLloyd Group
Anneliese Diedrichs
Head of Corporate Communications
Phone +41 79 659 65 13
Anneliese.diedrichs@thomas-lloyd.com
www.thomas-lloyd.com

About SolarArise India Projects Private Limited

SolarArise is an Indian focused project developer which develops, owns and operates grid-connected solar PV projects in India. The company was founded by James Abraham, Anil Nayar and Tanya Singhal in 2014 backed by GEEREF, CIIF and ThomasLloyd Group. Together they have significant experience in technology R&D, policy advocacy, execution, regulatory liaising, financing and operations of solar assets. Further information can be found at: www.solararise.com

About ThomasLloyd Group
ThomasLloyd is a global investment and advisory firm dedicated to leading the necessary process for social and environmental change, focusing exclusively on the financing, construction and operation of sustainable projects in the infrastructure, agriculture and property sectors. The range of services comprises products and services through the entire value chain of these sectors. In addition to the structuring, placement and management of impact investing solutions, they include consulting and financing of projects and companies, as well as digital financial services, particularly in investment brokerage, investment advisory and asset management. Founded in 2003 and headquartered in Zurich, ThomasLloyd is one of the world’s leading impact investors and providers of climate financing. ThomasLloyd is a signatory to the United Nations-supported Principles of Responsible Investment. As at 30 September 2020, ThomasLloyd was managing USD 1.5 billion of capital in sustainable infrastructure. Further information can be found at: www.thomas-lloyd.com

Source: RealWire

The Ultimate Guide to Channel Partners

Setting Up Sales Channels

Setting up channel partnerships in the energy market is riddled with its own unique challenges and huge upside potential.

It’s easy to get caught up in the promise of easy sales and new leads. However, we suggest taking the time to bake out these very important details of your sales strategy. It is critical to have multiple sales channels both internal and external. Internal sales provides you a predictable and manageable revenue stream. Third party sales provides a wide net and deal volume–albeit less predictable. Once the low hanging fruit is gone, strong partners will help you with deeper market penetration.

Does the potential broker/agent share the same values and mission that you do?

Trust is the basis of any relationship. If you aren’t sure if you can trust an agent with your company’s reputation, think twice.

Does the channel partner have relevant experience, a verifiable track record and references?

This is easy to verify by looking at LinkedIn, Facebook, Yelp and other publicly available resources.

Have your communications been professional and leave you feeling that the partner will follow up and follow through with clients?

The last thing you want is to create more work for yourself with brokers who do sloppy or incomplete work or worse, who disappear once they send a lead in. Therefore, focus on quality over quantity when it comes to channel sales.

Are your commissions attractive enough?

The best channel partners will be wooed by multiple suppliers, so ensure you set your company up for success in the long term. If you know a great channel partner is out there, but you aren’t getting any business from them take a look at your fee structure and your level of support. Are emails to your company going unanswered? Are you giving out small referral commissions to try to save money? Calculate the COGS on direct sales and make sure what you’re offering is fair and attractive. Remember, it’s better to get 80% of something rather than 100% of nothing.

Do you have an on-boarding process in place to sign on and train your third party sales partners?

You should invest in adequate channel management on-boarding and support or you will quickly find yourself wasting time answering the same questions over and over again. Prepare a broker, reseller and referrer agreement–these are three different types of sales channel arrangements. Brokers typically sell projects from start to finish with your assistance and some may even provide their own facility audits — the contract is still signed between the end user and your company; a referrer will usually just send “hot” leads for a lesser commission than a broker; and a reseller will take physical inventory and needs special licensing.

Managing your Channel Partners

Know the difference between these types of channel partners and be ready to transact with them in their preferred way. We strongly suggest internal account managers who can provide your brokers with updated pricing, product news, technical information and other items after they are signed on. Just like you nurture customer relationships, you must nurture channel partners! If you know they are out there doing business, but they aren’t doing business with you, find out why.

In the end, the only way the clean energy future will become a reality in any meaningful time frame is through third party channels.

If you’d like to join PartnerStitch, the premier third party clean energy brokerage firm inquire with them or with Energy Partner Network. Experience how a full stack sales and marketing partner can help you grow your top line revenue in new ways.

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Virtual Trade Show for Energy Companies

In person energy trade shows and events are taking a back seat as social distancing continues. Covid-19 created a shift in the way companies market themselves and network with potential partners and reach new customers. It is not just Covid, however. Before the pandemic, we saw a shift in the energy industry as companies are working towards reducing their carbon footprint by traveling less. A 24/7 virtual trade show booth is one of the most critical pieces of digital real estate you can own at the moment. Additionally, securing your placement on a growing platform is a wise investment as the energy sector explodes. It will become more difficult and more expensive to rank well on Google, Facebook, and other social platforms.

At Energy Partner Network, we believe interactive digital marketing should be accessible to all. Currently, search marketing opportunities are limited to expensive (and boring) search engines, social media and cookie cutter directory websites. The energy industry, in particular, will be a thought leader in virtual, sustainable and well-connected platforms like Energy Partner Network. Thus, we created a one-of-a kind virtual trade show for sustainable energy companies. Members can showcase their products and services, attract new business, and connect with other leaders in the industry.

What Does a Virtual Trade Show Look Like for Energy Companies?

Our virtual trade show offers companies, like yours, all the perks of an in-person trade show with a much broader reach. It is a fun and modern way to target a broad audience and engage with new potential clients and partners.

Our virtual trade show offers the following benefits to sustainable companies:

·         Virtual booth — the cool thing about a virtual booth is that you don’t have to be there! Meaning, you can put your best foot forward by choosing the right videos, images and colors. This not only cuts down on travel costs, but it allows you to articulate what you want to put out there about your product and brand.

·         Digital reach — you can reach so many more consumers and potential business partners digitally than you could in person. The virtual trade show is designed to help you grow your business in the most cost-effective way from the comfort of your computer! Premium members get free video production, content assistance and SEO upgrades to their booth.

·         Develop and share your unique brand — the most important part of your company is your unique story. While some people purchase a product simply for a product, partnerships are built on a deeper level. Partners and life consumers need to feel connected to you, your company, and your story. Our digital energy trade show allows your company to tell your unique brand story. Set yourself apart from your competitors through creative videos, pictures, sponsor/partner logos and more!

How can digital real estate help your bottom line?

·         Save money on traveling and reduce your carbon footprint — it is impossible to run a booth at every sustainable trade show, so you may feel like you are missing out. With a virtual booth, you save money on travel costs, but you can also use it to promote events you will attend and/or host in the future. You remain open 24/7 online.

·         Encourage interactivity — just like you would at an in-person event, you can encourage visitor engagement by running contests and giving out prizes. This is a fun way to engage with potential clients and partners, ask for contact information and set up appointments!

·         Update your booth anytime — you can update your virtual booth anytime, keeping your audience abreast of the latest news in your business.

Join Our Virtual Energy Service Fair Today

If you are ready to position yourself as a key player in the sustainable community, contact us today. We look forward to having you join our community and can’t wait to see how you design your booth!

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Ultimate Partner Network Guide of Clean Energy and Sustainable Companies

At Energy Partner Network, we believe that partnerships are essential to business growth and development. By working with other leaders in the clean energy industry, you will accelerate your growth, increase your customer base, enhance your credibility in the sustainable energy community, create long term stability for your business, and gain a wealth of knowledge you can use to further build your brand and business in the future.

Your Partner Network for Clean Energy and Sustainable Companies

Energy Partner Network is a full-service solution for innovators, contractors and utilities who are looking to form new energy partnerships. By joining our ultimate partner network, you will gain access to thousands of potential clean energy partners in every area of the sustainable ecosystem, including (but not limited to):

·         Biomass & Biofuels    

·         Clean energy advocacy groups

·         EV Charging

·         Geothermal

·         HVAC Contractors

·         Renewable energy

·         Solar Power

·         Sustainable energy partnerships

·         Top green energy companies

·         Wind Power

Energy Partner Network features the best of the best in our digital energy partner directory, so you will be sure to find companies that meet your standards, share similar values and will help your business grow.

Finding the Right Clean Energy Partners

Every company is different — they are operated by different people; they share differing values; and they have different expectations. So, it is important to do your research before forming a partnership to make sure you find your perfect match.

Here are a few things to consider when you are choosing a clean energy partner:

·         Mutual trust and respect — trust and respect are at the core of any successful partnership. You must be able to completely trust that your new partner will make the right decisions and operate with integrity, and vice versa. You must also trust his or her competence and vision and have respect for his or her unique personality as well as his or her other partnerships.

·         Brand alignment — before agreeing to partner with another sustainable company, it is important to have a clear understanding of what each company does and how your brands align. You will want to be sure you form a partnership where you will equally benefit.

·         Values and goals — another key to success is finding a partner company that aligns with your goals and values. For example, it doesn’t make sense for a profit-driven company to partner with a company who is more concerned about social responsibility and puts profits second.

Benefits of Joining a Network for Clean Energy or Sustainable Companies

At Energy Partner Network, we are committed to helping our energy partners create meaningful relationships and form lasting partnerships. We offer a directory of the top clean energy companies and help our partners form relationships that will:

·         Increase access to knowledge, expertise and resources.

·         Enhance business credibility and image. When strong companies with similar values join forces, the influence and strength of each organization can grow drastically.

·         Grow your customer base.

·         Create long term stability.

If you are ready to join our network of clean energy and sustainable companies, register today!

New Retail Energy Marketplace and Sales Automation for Brokers

(NEWTOWN, CT, January 14, 2021) To help retail energy brokers with their struggles to acquire new customers, get real-time competitive pricing and track commissions, POWWR has announced the release of a new holistic marketplace and platform that was created only for energy brokers. Broker360 will help brokers sell more easily and introduce them to a new marketplace.

Already relied upon by over 1,400 brokers in the UK and beta tested in the US, Broker360 is ready for its full release in the United States.

“We just raised the bar for energy sales,” said Michael Parrella, CEO at POWWR.  “Spreadsheet paralysis has been eliminated and brokers aren’t stuck with disconnected systems and expensive customization fees.  Broker360 is ready to go on day one.”

Broker360 creates a seamless sales journey, automating the process all the way through contracting and includes:

  • Automated price comparison websites with your own branding
  • Access to real-time competitive pricing to win deals faster
  • Reporting and analytics to help you understand your business
  • Fewer dropouts and more successful transactions the first time around
  • Easily track commissions without spending time double-checking suppliers
  • Automated contract generation and renewals management
  • Easily batch import leads
  • External sub-broker access and team management
  • Access to more energy suppliers in the new POWWR Marketplace

James Baker, Head of Energy at Focus Energy, comments, “We have been able to remove the reliance on multiple spreadsheets as we’re able to automatically price electricity and gas contracts for the Retailers we’re already working with. We can track our expected supplier payments versus actually using the import tools, which allows us to reconcile our accounts and highlight any missing revenue. This is really important for us as it ensures our sales reps are paid correctly and in a timely manner.”

POWWR is an integration expert. Broker360 can be adapted to fit within your established business processes, and team access levels can be customized by defined roles and levels. 

Whether you’re an Aggregator, Broker or a Consultant, Broker360 will clear the way for faster sales, with improved margins.

If you’d like more information on this suite of products, please visit our webpage or email hello@powwr.com

About POWWR: POWWR operates in both the US and UK markets. It is backed by over 11 years of retail energy broker and supplier experience, 65+ energy suppliers, 1,400+ registered brokers, 1.68M+ quoted B2B transactions, 145+ Employees, and over 50 in-house developers.

Energy Partner Network Welcomes Upstarter Energy

Energy Partner Network introduces Upstarter Energy to the digital ecosystem. Upstarter Energy helps OEMs, ESCOs and facilities install EV chargers and LED lighting on-time and on-budget with the best customer experience in the industry. They are proud to be a veteran and minority owned company.

Upstarter specializes in the full-service, turn-key design and installation of electric vehicle charging station and LED solutions. They can service end users in all markets including small residential, mixed-use retail, multi-family developments and large-scale fleet conversions for corporate and municipal clients.

The world of EV charging is complex, rapidly changing and challenging to navigate. Upstarter makes it simple! Drawing on years of energy efficiency and project management experience, their team is ready to take on any project requirements you have.

Energy Partner Network invites you to share in Upstarter’s passion for enhancing EV charging infrastructure and achieving a zero-emission environment.

If you’re looking for a reliable installer or partner that has the bandwidth and capabilities to audit, design, source and finance your commercial LED and EV charging projects then reach out to Rod Kitchens or Chris Kaiser today.

Want to Learn More? Visit Upstarter Energy’s Virtual Trade Show Booth on Energy Partner Network.

Brady grows sales bookings threefold in 2020 and signs leading customers Falck and BASF

  • BASF, Tangent Trading and Falck Renewable SpA join roster of 130+ global customers including Toyota and Koch
  • Brady voted number one in metal trading software market for 11th year by Commodity Technology Advisory
  • Ed Addario joins as CTO and Chris Regan appointed as Product Director

London, Cambridge, UK: 17th December 2020. Brady Technologies, a market leader in global commodities trading software, has announced a significant uplift in its sales bookings, as well as the signing of a number of leading industry organisations, including BASF and Falck Renewable SpA.

Since going private earlier this year, Brady has seen total sales bookings rise 93% year-on-year and annualised recurring revenue bookings grow threefold compared to 2019. Non-recurring bookings have also increased by nearly 60% and 100% of major customers have renewed year-to-date.

Brady has also appointed several industry veterans in 2020, as the organisation continues to optimise its options for risk management in the metals trading sector. These include the appointment of Chris Regan, formerly Head of Energy Trading Services at EDF Group, as Product Director for Short Term Power. Ed Addario has also joined as CTO, previously CTO at Currencycloud. Brady has added over twenty new team members so far this year during and despite the market disruption caused by COVID-19.

The company, which was acquired by Hanover Investors Management LLP earlier this year, added BASF, Falck Renewables SpA, BASF and Tangent Trading to its roster of more than 130 customers worldwide.

Brady provides trading and risk management software for the Commodity and Energy markets covering the entire trading operation from capture of financial and physical trading, through risk management, handling of physical operations, back office financials and treasury settlement, for energy, refined and unrefined metals, soft commodities, agricultural products, power and gas.

Matthew Peacock, Chairman of the Board and Founding Partner at Hanover Investors commented, “We are delighted with the progress the team has made in 2020 and are excited about how Brady is responding to the dynamic commodities and energy trading market conditions and the needs of its customers going forward.”

Based on the results of Commodity Technology Advisory’s biannual Vendor Perceptions survey, Brady has been voted number one in metals trading software solutions for the 11th consecutive year. “According to the global CTRM Vendor Perception and Analysis, Brady has been seen as the market leader in the metals market by the industry consistently since the biennial study’s inception in 2009,” said Dr. Gary M. Vasey, Managing Partner, Commodity Technology Advisory.

A global provider, Brady has also recently increased localised support in the Nordic region, by expanding local customer support teams.

The company has seen a recent boom in the popularity of its services, as well as its new cloud-based offering. Brady is looking to leverage its range of products and industry know-how into new initiatives responding to new market dynamics. Throughout the ‘lockdown’ period, Brady extended trading capabilities for companies across the globe.

CEO Carmen Carey commented: “We’re in the middle of a perfect storm of regulatory and environmental change, accelerated by COVID-19 and the wider macroeconomic conditions. More than ever before, organisations’ supply chains and governance need to be precise and accurate, and it’s encouraging to see that this has driven adoption of products and innovation where Brady is a recognised market leader.”

ENDS

About Brady
Brady is a leading provider of software solutions for global energy and commodity trading. We offer a choice of trading and risk management applications designed to help producers, consumers, financial organisations and trading companies manage all of their commodity transactions in an integrated solution – including pre-deal analysis, trade capture, risk management, foreign exchange, credit risk, logistics, cash management, physical operations, back office financials and treasury settlement.

Brady has more than 30 years of expertise in the commodity markets with customers worldwide depending on our software solutions to manage risk and deliver vital business transactions across their global operations. Our expert market knowledge, professionalism and proven problem-solving abilities enable us to understand the challenges our clients face and develop tailored solutions that consistently meet and exceed their needs.

Media enquiries
For further information, please contact:
Ryan Seller, CommsCo
rseller@thecommsco.com
07464 630688

Source: RealWire

New partnership to support sustainable renewable energy in Southeast Asia

The Southeast Asia Energy Transition Partnership aims to help countries in the region transition from using fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy, in line with the Paris Agreement on climate change.

  • The partnership aims to support sustainable energy transition in Southeast Asia while helping to create socio-economic opportunities.
  • It will initially focus on Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam – countries with significant coal consumption.
  • UNOPS is the fund manager and supports the partnership’s secretariat.

A group of governmental and philanthropic donors has launched the new Southeast Asia Energy Transition Partnership, which aims to support sustainable energy transition in Southeast Asia while helping to create socio-economic opportunities.

UNOPS is the fund manager and supports the partnership’s secretariat.

“I commend the donors of this partnership for establishing a new and forward-looking, dynamic and agile platform to support Southeast Asia in its efforts to achieve climate and sustainable development goals,” said Samina Kadwani, UNOPS Director in Thailand, which is also responsible for Indonesia and the Pacific.

The partnership will work with governments and philanthropic organizations to encourage the integration of renewable energy into the energy mix for Southeast Asia. It will initially focus on Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam – countries with significant coal consumption.

This is a key step in meeting the rapidly growing demand for energy in the region. Southeast Asia’s economic growth has generated new opportunities, raising the standard of living for many across the region. However, growth has largely been fueled by an enormous increase in the use of fossil fuels, leading to steeply rising greenhouse gas emissions, persistent environmental pollution, increased local health risks and heightened climate vulnerabilities worldwide.

“The Southeast Asia Energy Transition Partnership is a bold initiative at a crucial time. It will provide policymakers in Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines with the evidence and expertise required for the first step to net zero: the clean energy transition. This transition will bring green jobs, cheaper electricity and cleaner air to Southeast Asia,” said Kate Hampton, CEO Children’s Investment Fund Foundation.

The partnership will work to boost leadership in and financing for energy transition in Southeast Asia by providing financial support for technical assistance projects aligned with ongoing programmes in the region. It will also encourage dialogue and help expand knowledge to support the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals.

“The innovative approach of the Southeast Asia Energy Transition Partnership can make a real difference. Its members’ funds and projects are pooled and aligned, thus maximizing their effect. We highly value the partnership’s contribution as a forum for exchange and coordination with engaged stakeholders. For these reasons, we have supported the partnership as a founding member from the very start,” said Svenja Schulze, German Federal Minister of Environment.

“By gathering diverse stakeholders willing to collectively support Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines to unlock their potential of renewable energy, this coalition also builds on the Finance in Common Summit and fosters partnership-oriented initiatives to scale-up green finance,” said Rémy Rioux, CEO Agence Française de Développement.

ENDS

Notes to the editors:

Press contact details:
For media inquiries and to arrange interviews, please contact:

  • Sirpa Jarvenpaa – Director Southeast Asia Energy Transition Partnership
    Email: sirpaj@unops.org Mobile: +66 22 881 1965

Members of the Southeast Asia Energy Transition Partnership:
Agence Française de Développement; Bloomberg Philanthropies; Canada’s Department of Environment and Climate Change; the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation; Germany’s Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety; the High Tide Foundation; and the United Kingdom’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

About UNOPS
UNOPS mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve peace and sustainable development. We help the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, and deliver sustainable infrastructure and procurement in an efficient way. Read more: www.unops.org

About AFD:
The Agence Française de Développement Group (AFD) is a public institution that implements France’s policy in the areas of development and international solidarity: climate, biodiversity, peace, education, town planning, health, governance, etc. Our teams are actively involved in more than 4,000 projects with a high social and environmental impact in the French Overseas Departments and Territories and in 115 countries. We thus contribute to the commitment of France and the French people to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Read more: www.afd.fr

About CIFF:
The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation is an independent philanthropic organisation with offices in Addis Ababa, Beijing, London, Nairobi and New Delhi. CIFF works with a wide range of partners seeking to transform the lives of children in developing countries, with the ultimate goal of solving seemingly intractable challenges to ensure all children have the chance to survive and thrive. CIFF aims to play a catalytic role as a funder and influencer to drive urgent and systemic change at scale. CIFF’s climate portfolio is driven by a vision of a climate-safe future for today’s children and future generations that also bear the benefits of cleaner air, energy security and sustainable jobs. Read more: www.ciff.org.

Source: RealWire

International Day of Action on Forest Biomass sees demand for subsidies overhaul swell across Europe

Biofuelwatch leads seventy five groups signing an open letter to BEIS opposing biomass subsidies; Cut Carbon Not Forests campaign continues to raise awareness and controversy among British public; EU petition brings together international NGOs to put an end to incentives for burning forest wood

LONDON – 24th November, 2020 – Today is International Day of Action on Forest Biomass and opposition to biomass subsidies is mounting on policymakers across the UK and European member states. On this day, groups around the world are calling on Europe to exclude biomass from receiving renewable energy subsidies and people are posting messages on social media using the hashtag #forestsarenotfuel to highlight the ecosystem destruction and climate chaos caused by the biomass industry.

As part of this, a group of 75 organisations including environmental and public health bodies, trade unions and community groups has sent an open letter[1] to the UK government, calling for renewable energy subsidies to be redirected away from biomass to lower carbon options such as wind and solar power. The letter was sent to the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy which oversees energy subsidies.

Biomass is classified as renewable energy under UK law and receives generous subsidies on this basis[2]; however, a growing number of scientists are speaking out against this classification, including the European Academies Scientific Advisory Council[3] and nearly 800 scientists who wrote to the EU Commission in 2018 calling for forest biomass to be removed from the renewable category.[4]

“Current UK subsidy laws mean that over a billion pounds a year is spent on subsiding biomass which destroys forests, makes the climate crisis worse and adds to environmental injustice,” said Frances Howe at Biofuelwatch. “The UK already imports and burns wood pellets made from more trees than we can produce in a year. With yet another biomass power station due to come online in 2021, there is no way this can be considered renewable energy.”

Earlier this year, a coalition of environmental advocacy groups launched Cut Carbon Not Forests, a hard-hitting campaign to expose the UK’s wasteful subsidies for companies that burn trees for electricity and to put public pressure on policymakers to support reform. Redirecting biomass subsidies to support solar and wind is the primary goal of Cut Carbon Not Forests, which urges supporters to take action by emailing their local MP.

The same coalition is also supporting a Europe-wide petition calling on policymakers and member states to end subsidies and other incentives for burning forest wood and redirect critical support to energy efficiency and true clean and renewable energy sources. The petition – supported by international organisations, including Greenpeace – also demands the prioritisation of forest protection and restoration to safeguard public health, the climate and biodiversity.

Sasha Stashwick for the Cut Carbon Not Forests Campaign said:

“Biomass electricity is getting in the way of addressing the climate emergency. Drax Power Station alone receives £2 million in bill payers’ money every single day despite its record of pollution and forest destruction. This is money that should be spent on real climate solutions not more dirty energy. This letter is part of a groundswell of action against biomass electricity receiving public money: over 2,000 Britons have contacted their local MP already calling for the UK government to redirect these subsidies to true clean energy.”

Mark Robinson for the UK Youth Climate Coalition said:

“Young people around the world know perfectly well that biomass electricity is part of the problem. To restore our natural systems we must let trees grow, not burn them for energy. The UK government must immediately put an end to this wasteful, unjust and forest-destroying policy, and ensure our bills are contributing to genuine clean power from the wind, waves and sun.”

Sam Mason from PCS Union said:

“PCS fully backs this call to end the subsidies for existing biomass power stations, which underwrites the burning of wood when we should be rapidly decarbonising and protecting forests worldwide to store carbon. We also call for a publicly funded mass retrofit programme as part of a publicly owned and managed energy transition where these monies can be better directed, creating sustainable jobs and reducing energy costs.”

Anne Harris from the Coal Action Network said:

“After decades of campaigning and action by frontline communities and thousands of grassroots activists, the UK is finally moving away from coal fired power. It’s vital that public money spent on electricity production goes to genuinely renewable energy from sources which aren’t depleted as energy is generated. Drax power station still consumes coal, albeit producing less than half the amount of electricity from coal compared to biomass. Drax’s fuel sources are unsustainable.”

[1] https://www.biofuelwatch.org.uk/2020/open-letter-calling-on-the-government-to-redirect-renewable-subsidies-from-biomass-burning-to-genuinely-renewable-energy/

[2] https://questions-statements.parliament.uk/written-questions/detail/2020-07-01/67583

[3] https://easac.eu/media-room/press-releases/details/emissions-trading-system-stop-perverse-climate-impact-of-biomass-by-radically-reforming-co2-accounting-rules/

[4] http://www.pfpi.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/UPDATE-800-signatures_Scientist- Letter-on-EU-Forest-Biomass.pdf

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Richard Scarlett
Finn Partners
Richard.scarlett@finnpartners.com
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Source: RealWire

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