Sweden-based Greenbyte, a developer and enabler of smart data software to drive productivity in renewables, has bolstered its U.S. presence by opening a new Chicago office.
The new location will serve as a regional hub for the nationwide rollout of the Greenbyte Energy Cloud, a monitoring and asset management platform for renewable energy portfolio owners and independent power producers.
The Chicago office will establish a new center for sales, support and customer success. The team will work with U.S. businesses to implement Greenbyte’s platform.
“North American portfolio owners too often find themselves using numerous different monitoring and asset management tools across a wide range of generation types and technologies,” says Eric Bergman, senior account executive with Greenbyte’s U.S. team. “Not having a consolidated asset management platform for these diverse portfolios is both costly and inefficient to system owners and stakeholders and leads to a lack of transparency on fleet performance, which typically takes its toll as lost energy and revenue.
“Strengthening Greenbyte’s U.S. presence supports our objective of bringing renewables stakeholders a single source of truth that broadens, rather than limits, their future choices,” he says.
Greenbyte says its system is already in use by a number of U.S. renewable energy businesses, including Longroad Energy, a developer and operator currently managing a portfolio of 1.5 GW of operational wind and solar projects across the country, including over 800 MW for third-party owners.
“While many systems on the market prescribe certain portfolio-wide asset management approaches and decisions, Greenbyte Energy Cloud creates the flexibility and scalability we need to effectively manage our expanding wind and solar asset base,” says Jeremy Law, vice president of asset management at Longroad Energy. “Having used the system for nearly two years, we are starting to generate wide-ranging efficiency gains across our business that translate directly into increased performance and availability for our assets.”