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Green Energy Corp Announces Merger with Horizon Energy Group and Horizon Microgrid Solutions

Raleigh, North 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 developments.

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 Service (MaaS) 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 Corp

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 Group

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.

For further information contact:

            info@greenergycorp.com or sales@greenenergycorp.com


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 Center (http://www.freedm.ncsu.edu) 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

Horizon Presents at GridWeek 2012: Russian/American Smart Grid Common Analytic Framework, October 2012

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 Grid”:
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 Feedback.”

September 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.

August 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.



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