KiWi Power named in the 2015 Global Cleantech 100 for a 2nd consecutive year
List Recognises the Top Private Companies in Clean Technology
London, – January 26, 2016: KiWi Power
, the UKs leading demand response aggregator and energy technology innovator, today announced it was named in the prestigious 2015 Global Cleantech 100
, produced by Cleantech Group
, whose mission is to connect corporates to sustainable innovation through its i3 Connect platform
and global events.
The Global Cleantech 100 represents the most innovative and promising ideas in cleantech. Featuring companies that are best positioned to solve tomorrow’s clean technology challenges, Global Cleantech 100 is a comprehensive list of private companies with the highest potential to make the most significant market impact.
“We are thrilled to be recognised for a second year in this prestigious index joining previous winners and technology innovators including Airbnb and Uber. Our business is founded on the need to provide a cleaner, cheaper and more efficient way to balance the electricity grid and we aim to change the way businesses think about their approach to energy usage. We are already beginning to see evidence of this. In the last 12 months National Grid have committed to demand side reduction measures making up 50% of their balancing portfolio by 2020. We are proud to be leading the way enabling more than 650 UK commercial sites to help relieve stress on the grid, earn new revenues and drive site efficiencies using their existing energy assets.” said KiWi Power, CEO and Co-Founder, Yoav Zingher.
This list is collated by combining proprietary Cleantech Group research data, with weighted qualitative judgments of hundreds of nominations, and specific inputs from a global 100-person Expert Panel. To qualify for the list, companies must be independent, for-profit, cleantech companies that are not listed on any major stock exchange.
This year, a record number of nominations were received: 6,900 distinct companies from 60 countries. These companies were weighted and scored to create a short list of 323 companies. Short-listed nominees were reviewed by Cleantech Group’s Expert Panel, resulting in a finalized list of 100 companies from 17 countries.
The 100-member expert panel was drawn equally from leading financial investors and representatives of multi-national corporations and industrials active in technology and innovation scouting across Asia, Europe, and North America. The composition of the expert panel broadly represents the global cleantech community, from pioneers and leaders to veterans and new entrants. The diversity of panelists results in a list of companies that command an expansive base of respect and support from many important players within the global cleantech innovation ecosystem.
“The Global Cleantech 100 provides us with insight into the collective opinion of key market players on which megatrends and innovation companies are most likely to have a significant impact in the next 5-10 years,” said Michele Parad, Senior Manager at Cleantech Group and lead author of the Global Cleantech 100 Report. “Now in its 7th year, the Global Cleantech 100 program reveals which themes are staying relevant and which sectors are taking centre stage.”
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About KiWi Power
KiWi Power is the UK’s leading demand response aggregator and has been a key player in the UK market since 2009. We are passionate about driving innovation in technology to create efficiencies, generate commercial opportunities and promote a green agenda. We work confidently with policy makers and system and network operators, navigating the energy landscape to provide clients robust and best in class technology and hardware.
Combining proprietary hardware and software and experienced teams KiWi Power delivers significant commercial returns and sustainability benefits to large consumers of electricity, utilities and grid operators.
Demand Response is a unique and powerful application using technology to reduce electricity consumption at peak times across industrial and commercial sites. This creates a greener, more cost effective grid; reduces the need for inefficient backup power stations and provides vital balancing requirements and security of supply to system operators and end user sites.
KiWi Power’s innovative approach is leading the way in evolving the UK demand response market as well as influencing the design, build and operation of demand response programmes around the world.
KiWi Power has been instrumental in setting up new demand response programmes National Grid and distribution network operators including UK Power Networks, Northern Powergrid and Western Power Distribution. KiWi Power’s enviable and diverse industry portfolio of clients across 650+ sites includes some of the UKs most well-known brands including Marks & Spencer, the NHS, Marriott, Trinity Mirror Group, Ocado, Westfield and United Utilities.
Tel: +44 (0) 207 183 1030 x1015