Utility-scale solar and energy storage developer Clēnera formed a partnership with grid integration provider Merit Controls to, essentially, create a blueprint for utilities to more quickly interconnect and control clean energy assets.
Clēnera and Merit Controls have complementary skillsets. In the U.S., Merit Controls will provide a secure, integrated approach to interconnection and control of renewable energy deployment for Clēnera, a subsidiary of Enlight Renewable Energy that develops, builds and operates utility-scale solar and energy storage facilities throughout the United States.
“A new decade brings a new generation of technologies enabling a secure, reliable, valuable grid with clean energy access for all. Clēnera is seizing the opportunity to leverage its scale to realize this,” Tom Kuster, CEO of Merit Controls, said. “Merit Controls’ mission is to serve our clients via innovation, as evidenced by this deep, trusted partnership. Our capacity to innovate, while making the economics work for Clēnera’s extensive portfolio, enables our shared strategy and vision of reducing fossil fuel dependence and addressing climate change.”
Merit Controls’ vendor-neutral open architecture is compatible with a wide range of hardware components for utility-scale renewable energy assets.
“In light of the demand for Clēnera’s renewable energy projects, we require a partner with a scalable, standardized controls solution. Merit Controls meets our needs and enables our rapid expansion in the North American market,” Clēnera co-founder and COO Adam Pishl, said. “We are confident in Merit’s team and their shared vision for the future of utility-scale solar and energy storage.”
As they work together to digitize the grid, they will enable economically efficient, dispatchable, renewable energy generators and storage systems to replace fossil fuel use.
Merit Controls is a division of Merit SI Technologies, partially owned by Turner Renewable Energy. The company is headquartered in Somerville, New Jersey, and maintains a growing Technology Center in Toledo, Ohio.
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