January 26, 2015
Energy storage innovator bolsters leadership team following opening of manufacturing plant in Concord, North Carolina
CONCORD, NORTH CAROLINA – Alevo Group, the Energy Service Provider, has appointed Jeff Gates as Director of Sales and Field Operations. Gates, an acknowledged leader in the energy industry, will head Alevo’s energy storage deployment and operations with responsibility for GridBank customer sales and the strengthening of Alevo’s position as the driving force in the energy storage industry.
Gates joins Alevo after a 14 year career at Duke Energy where for the past six years he has specialized in the energy storage sector. His experience at Duke Energy includes the development of a $44 million dollar, 36 megawatt storage system, at its Notrees wind farm in Texas.
In his new role at Alevo, Gates will bring the considerable experience gained with Duke Energy as an energy storage specialist and as Vice Chair of the Energy Storage Association. This expertise will be used to build on Alevo’s successful sales record and expand the company’s track record for delivering key strategic national level contracts to customers such as China-ZK and RBM in Turkey.
“The appointment of Jeff Gates is a significant milestone for Alevo,” said Jean-Claude Beney, President of the Alevo Group. “Jeff’s extensive background in the energy storage market, and experience delivering large-scale energy storage solutions, is unrivaled and his invaluable experience delivering large scale energy storage solutions and can bring this knowledge to the benefit of Alevo’s customers worldwide” added Beney.
“By joining Alevo, I know I am joining a company on the verge of greatness,” said Jeff Gates, Alevo’s new Director of Sales and Field Operations, “I believe the company has the potential to transform not only the energy storage market, but the way in which the world will harness electricity on a global scale for generations.”
Alevo is a leading provider of energy storage systems designed to deliver grid-scale electricity on demand. Its innovative battery technology and GridBanks enable new source-agnostic architecture for electrical grids that reduce waste, greenhouse gases and other emissions, create efficiencies and lower costs for the world’s energy producers. Founded in 2009, Alevo Group is headquartered in Martigny, Switzerland. For more information, visit www.alevo.com.
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