EDF Renewables North America is expanding the role of its PowerFlex subsidiary, which will now be a complete, on-site energy provider — from solar to battery storage, electric vehicle charging, microgrids, and energy management systems. To enable this expansion, EnterSolar, another EDF Renewables subsidiary, will use the PowerFlex brand and bring its 15-year track record of providing behind-the-meter solar solutions for corporate clients.
PowerFlex was founded in 2017 by a Caltech research group who developed a patented Adaptive Load Management (ALM) technology to optimize power consumption across a large network of charging stations. PowerFlex Systems was acquired by EDF Renewables North America in 2019.
By now consolidating its Corporate and Industrial (C&I) energy solutions under one roof, PowerFlex allows customers to purchase a standalone product or bundled package that saves energy costs while reducing their carbon footprint. Thanks to its proprietary software, PowerFlex can provide customer-focused onsite renewable infrastructure that expands and grows with a client’s needs over time.
“We laid out our vision for integrated distributed energy in 2015, when EDF Renewables started to expand into distributed solar,” said Raphael Declercq, Executive Vice President, EDF Renewables Distributed Solutions. “Our offerings were broadened to commercial and industrial customers with the acquisition of EnterSolar, and now we are uniquely positioned to offer our customers a one-stop-shop solution for all their onsite clean energy needs.”
PowerFlex now has a combined track record that includes 400+ MW of commercial solar installed; 40+ MWh of onsite storage in operation, construction or contracted; more than 6,000 smart EV charging stations installed; and several microgrids contracted for installation this year. Products include an integrated Energy Management System (EMS) that utilizes real-time data to make critical decisions that optimize energy savings for our customers.