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Kiwi Power Wins 2020 S&P Global Platts Global Energy Awards in the Grid Edge Category

December 11, 2020

Kiwi Power was last night named winner in the Grid Edge category at the S&P Global Platts Global Energy Awards Virtual Gala, established in 1999 and often described as “the Oscars” of the energy industry (emceed this year by Emmy and Tony award-winning actor Jason Alexander, well known as Seinfeld’s “George Costanza”).

S&P Global Platts is the leading independent provider of information and benchmark prices for the commodities and energy markets. The Grid Edge award recognizes exemplary corporate leadership and superior performance and innovation in advancing the connection of participants.

Kiwi Power was named the winner among thirteen other finalists in the category, chosen from about 300 nominated entries from over three dozen countries. 

Gavin Sallery accepted the award on behalf of Kiwi Power:

 

Jay Zoellner had this to say:

“We are delighted to have been named the winner of this prestigious Grid Edge Award, made all the more rewarding by the superb innovation represented by our finalist companions.”

“Kiwi Power simplifies distributed energy for global sustainability impact, and this mission has never been more important, nor as urgent, as it is today. Our clients deploy the versatile Kiwi Core technology globally to enable energy flexibility for their electric grids, improve profit for their businesses, and advance renewable power and storage for carbon reduction.”

“We are privileged to do our part.”

We were recognised in this award for a number of remarkable achievements, including:

  • Commissioning a landmark battery storage site this summer to create the largest council-owned battery storage site in the UK with access via Kiwi Core to the National Grid.
  • Enabling ENGIE’s NextFlex program, a demand side response aggregator managing over 600 MW of flexible assets across 400 commercial sites in Belgium, France and the Netherlands. 
  • Launching Kiwi Core with ENGIE North America in Texas to deliver price-based trading and demand response activities in the ERCOT market.
  • Working with Canadian utility, Lakeland Power, on a pilot project to help integrate their local assets into a broader regional network using real-time information and constraint management protocols.

Martin Fraenkel, President at S&P Global Platts, commented:

“The Global Energy Awards, nominations and finalists continue to reflect the evolution of the industry, highlighting technology innovations, as well as accelerated focus on energy transition to a lower-carbon environment.”

“Innovation, resolve and transformation were characteristic throughout this year’s applications and each of the finalists and nominees are to be congratulated for their accomplishments.”

The full press release can be downloaded here