Intelligent Generation

solaire_generationIntelligent Generation (IG) is a technology company that offers a software solution to delivering a new economic paradigm by managing the flow of electricity between solar panels, energy load (e.g. buildings), a battery and the grid to optimize the value of solar energy.

Intelligent Generation works on Smart Grid Technology solutions to solve distributed solar challenges. By predicting energy prices and load demands, the IG software provides a cloud based tool to optimize the flow of energy for maximum return on solar investments. It does this by enabling building owners to sell their energy values into utility markets, which are now accessible through IG software. The utilities are able to access and control the network of IG’s distributed stored energy in a fashion akin to operating a virtual new utility-grade power plant. Pilot projects indicate reduced payback periods by 50%, and utilities have partnered with IG on demonstration projects as they see the need to better regulate distributed energy generation for grid stability. 

Intelligent Generation was looking to move through pilot testing into full-scale demonstration and then commercialization via partnering, capital, and market strategies. Greenleaf Advisors used its insights and relationships to connect IG with partners that helped develop and test its technology. We supported its capital raise and also provided access to and led engagements with marketing channels and building portfolio owners/operators.

IG is now successfully commercializing their software services in the PJM energy markets and entering into strategic partnerships with industry leaders to position itself for a national scale marketing and commercialization program. Greenleaf Advisors was able to understand the value of a distributed energy solution associated with a network of energy storage assets, as well as the intellectual property and operational advantages behind IG’s technical software offering. Greenleaf Advisors has access to relationships with the interest and aptitude to assist IG in furthering its technology development, as well as relationships with developers, owners and managers of real estate portfolios where it can be applied, including industrial, commercial, residential, and institutional. Similar market applications for the software service are available in the electric vehicle market which Greenleaf has introduced to the company and which is under development. 

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Greenleaf and partners present at CleanMed 2017 on Microgrids

John Andersen and Liz Hypes attended CleanMed 2017, a premier conference on environmental sustainability in the healthcare sector, in Minneapolis May 16th-18th with Greenleaf energy service partners, Intelligent Generation, GreenCity Power, G&W Electric, and Grumman/Butkus Associates. John Andersen moderated alongside Bob Biggio from Boston Medical Center, a leader in sustainable healthcare efforts, with our team speaking on integrated microgrids systems. The medical sector is increasingly focused on resiliency due to grid outage concerns that may be exasperated due to the growing impact of climate change. Our presentation addresses the energy side of resiliency by engaging in a discussion on the use of comprehensive Microgrid systems as resilient and efficient energy solutions for the healthcare sector. We believe Microgrids that compliment regional grid infrastructures are the future of energy resiliency. Microgrid solutions are in high demand by the healthcare sector and others such as the military, university and C&I customers who value clean, economic, and resilient energy solutions. Please see our Energy Providers Overview and please contact us if you are interested in learning more about microgrids and sustainable energy...