Corp Announces Merger with Horizon
Energy Group and Horizon Microgrid Solutions
Carolina – April 4, 2013: Green
Energy Corp is pleased to announce its merger with Horizon Energy Group and its
sister company Horizon Microgrid Solutions (together Horizon). The
transaction closed on March 8, 2013. The merged companies will
operate as Green Energy Corp with headquarters in Raleigh, North Carolina. This merger bolsters Green Energy Corp's
position in the rapidly growing microgrid marketplace as Horizon has
established itself as a preeminent developer of microgrid
solutions. The combined company has the capability to design, build
and operate microgrids of any size that provide our customers with sustainable
locally produced power. The company is currently engaged in the
design, development, and operation of microgrids with utilities, university
campuses, commercial and industrial customers and multi-family housing
Microgrids are small-scale power production and delivery
systems comprised of distributed generation facilities co-located with the
loads they serve. Microgrids incorporate multiple types of energy generation,
storage and loads, allowing for high utilization of renewable energy resources,
thereby creating economic and environmental benefits to its customers.
Microgrids are able to be connected to the Utility grid to purchase power from
the grid or sell power back to the grid as conditions dictate. Microgrids
can be designed to operate "islanded" when the Utility grid is not
available, continuing to provide sustainable power to its local customer base,
as observed in the Northeast during Hurricane Sandy.
Green Energy Corp has established an “enterprise platform”
to package complete solutions for sustainable management of power, water and
agriculture. A key element of our
strategy is full-service implementation of microgrids. In addition to building and operating
microgrids for our electricity customers, we offer toolsets that enable third
party developers to create premier microgrid solutions. Our flagship
product, GreenBus®, provides the platform to deliver Microgrids as a
to the marketplace.
"The combination of Horizon's expertise in microgrids,
the GreenBus® and the enterprise platform enables us to take a lead
position in one of the hottest markets today. We are now able to
create world-class microgrid solutions optimized to customer specific
needs," stated Peter Gregory, Founder and Chairman of Green Energy Corp.
"In 2010 and 2011 we conducted an extensive analysis
for best-in-class software to monitor and control our microgrids. We
selected the GreenBus® because of its open source approach,
scalability, cloud-based architecture and the experience of the Green Energy
Corp team in delivering software to the utility industry," said Steve
Pullins, Founder and CEO of Horizon Energy Group.
About Green Energy
Green Energy Corp ( www.greenenergycorp.com
) is a full-service provider of sustainable power, water and agriculture
systems (Ecosystems) for localized communities.
The company has established an Enterprise Platform comprised of
engineering, software technology, financing, construction, operations and
maintenance for industrial, commercial and residential based Ecosystems. The foundation of the Ecosystem is the
renewable-centric microgrid. The
company’s GreenBus™ and Microgrids as a Service (MaaS) products are based on open source
software, cloud computing, and extreme scalablity – allowing Green Energy Corp
to rapidly deploy microgrids and complete Ecosystems.
About Horizon Energy
Horizon Energy Group ( www.horizonenergygroup.com ) is a
leader in microgrid design and implementation. Our advanced design for
optimizing microgrid operations for economic, reliability, and emissions
objectives is recognized throughout the industry as the way of the future. The
company has been recognized as a Company to Watch in Perfect Power by Bob
Galvin and Kurt Yeager, and Top 100 Movers and Shakers in the Smart Grid
Movement by GreenTech Media. Horizon is the leading designer of utility and
campus microgrids with thirteen projects to date, and one of the leading
developers in the US, currently building its fourth microgrid.
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Envision Solar and Horizon Energy Group Announce the
Execution of a Strategic Teaming Agreement, January 17, 2013
Envision Solar International, Inc. (EVSI), the
leading designer and manufacturer of the highest quality solar shaded
parking products, and Horizon Energy Group, a leader in US microgrid
development, today announced the execution of a Teaming Agreement covering
several active projects on which the Companies are collaborating. You can click here for more information.
Horizon Supports FREEDM Systems Center: Systems Engineering Workshops
Horizon Energy Group is supporting the FREEDM Systems
at North Carolina State University by presenting a series of workshops on
Systems Engineering. The workshops are conducted by Steve Pullins and John
Westerman and are conducted at FREEDM Systems Center to graduate students as
well as NCSU faculty and staff. The workshop is also presented as a webinar to
Arizona State University, Florida A&M, Florida State University, Missouri
University of Science and Technology, and the University at Auckland. The Fall
2012 schedule is as follows:
• September 26, 2012 - Systems Engineering #1
• October 3, 2012 - Systems Engineering #2
• October 10, 2012 - Systems Engineering #3 - Project Management Tools
• October 17, 2012 - Systems Engineering #4 - Systems Engineering Practical 1
• October 24, 2012 - Systems Engineering #5: Systems Engineering Practical 2 - Project Management Tools
IEEE Power and Energy Society:
Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference: January 16 – 20, 2012 in Washington DC
Steve Pullins, President, Horizon Energy
Group: January 19
Steve chaired the key note session with Jim Avery (Senior
Vice President - Power Supply, San Diego Gas & Electric) on the “Challenges
of Deep Penetration of Renewables”
Steve Pullins, President, Horizon Energy
Group: January 20
Tutorial – “Microgrids – Designing their Role in the Smart
The tutorial introduced the concept and role that Microgrids
will play in the evolution of the Smart Grid.
The course material is based on the ongoing implementation
of a utility Microgrid and a planned customer-owned Microgrid. Students were
introduced to Microgrid concepts, drivers that influence the Microgrid, as well
the projected market for Microgrids. The course addressed Microgrid design
aspects, engineering considerations, and architectures based on developed used
cases. Attendees left with an understanding of the key aspects pertaining to
designing and implementing a Microgrid.
GridWeek-Asia: January 16 – 19, 2012 in Mumbai, India
Joe Miller, Sr. Vice President, Horizon
Energy Group: January 17
Joe participated in the roundtable discussion and will
present the value of “Sharing Smart Grid Experiences through Performance
2011: Horizon Energy Group has been selected by an Electric Utility to be its Owner's Engineer for their Smart Grid deployment. In this role, Horizon is helping the Utility develop actionable deployment strategies that include defining project scopes of work, developing cost estimates, supporting business case requirements, and providing viable solutions that meet the overall grid modernization goals. For this project, the corporate goals include (1) reducing costs to customers and (2) increasing customer satisfaction. This project will take place over the next three years.
2011: The Future Renewable Electric Energy Delivery and Management
(FREEDM) Systems Center, a collaboration of 6 universities and 50
industrial partners, has selected Horizon Energy Group to provide
integrated systems engineering support for the many Smart Grid
advancements being developed by the FREEDM Systems Center. The FREEDM
Systems Center is co-funded by the National Science Foundation and
FREEDM's industrial partners.
Connectivity Week: May 23 - 26, 2011 in San Jose, CA
John Westerman, Vice
President, Horizon Energy Group: May 23
John participated in the Smart Grid BootCamp with Erich
Gunther and Aaron Snyder from EnerNex.
John presented an introduction to Microgrids as part of the introduction
to Electric Grid Infrastructure.
August 2010: Steve Pullins, President, Horizon Energy Group, participates in the invitation-only National Academy of Sciences Smart Energy Grid 2020 workshop held at Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, WA.
July 2010: Steve Pullins, President, Horizon Energy Group, chairs the Asia Pacific Electricity Innovation conference in Seoul, Korea which focused on Smart Grid initiatives in Asia. Mr. Pullins also presented the case study on the Beach Cities microgrid project in San Diego.
June 2010: Horizon participates in developing a Smart Grid book for the White House. Horizon developed the Smart Grid Vision and Smart Grid Applications chapters for the administration’s chief technology officer as part of a DOE Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability project.
June 2010: Steve Pullins, President, Horizon Energy Group participates in the invitation-only Edison Electric Institute’s Smart Grid Scenarios workshop which is part of an industry-wide effort to examine the role of the Smart Grid in the future of the electric system.
May 2010: Horizon leads Microgrid R&D workshop at West Virginia University Research Center.
April 2010: Horizon reports fourth straight year of double-digit growth.
March 2010: Horizon named to participate in a research project to examine how small distributed clean coal power plants can fulfill energy needs in a Smart Grid environment.
February 2010: The West Virginia Smart Grid Implementation Plan (WV SGIP) final report has been published on the DOE/NETL Smart Grid website on the Reference Shelf.
February 2010: Steve Pullins has been named to the Technical Review Committee for the Maui Electric Microgrid project in Hawaii.
January 2010: Horizon Energy Group’s Steve Pullins and Joe Miller named by GreenTech Media as “Top 100 Movers and Shakers in the Smart Grid Movement”.
October 2009: The West Virginia Smart Grid team led by Steve Pullins, Horizon Energy Group, completed and published the West Virginia Smart Grid Implementation Plan for the West Virginia Division of Energy under an initiative from the Governor. The team consisted of experts from Allegheny Power, AEP/Appalachian Power, West Virginia University, DOE, National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). This implementation plan is the first state-wide smart grid plan in the nation setting the technology solution, business case, and implementation.
June 2009: Horizon Energy Group signs multi-year contract with a Southern California utility to support the architecture, design, and implementation of a Microgrid project demonstration. This project is a co-funded project between the utility, Department of Energy (DOE), and California Energy Commission (CEC).
May 2009: Alex Zheng has a routine blog on the Smart Grid News website. Alex covers a variety of important issues in the electric industry today. You can find Alex's blog at the following link:
April 2009: Steve Pullins has been named to the Technical Review Committee for a group of wind energy transmission studies for the state of Hawaii. The studies are sponsored by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative, and Hawaiian Electric Company.