February 20, 2015
CLT Joules recognizes outstanding achievement in energy technology at Feb. 19 ceremony
Alevo, a leading provider of energy storage systems, has been honored with the CLT Joules 2015 Energy Innovation of the Year Award. The award recognizes an outstanding company that has made significant impact with a transformative energy technology or service.
Alevo leaders accepted the award at a special awards ceremony Feb. 19 in Charlotte. Mayor Dan Clodfelter provided opening remarks, further solidifying the region’s growing status as an energy capital. “There are more than 260 companies in the region tied directly to the energy sector,” the mayor stated, adding that these companies employee nearly 28,000 people. The keynote speaker of the evening was Ron Schoff, Technology Innovation Executive at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI).
CLT Joules presented four awards in total: Energy Innovation of the Year, Energy Entrepreneur of the Year, Energy Mentor of the Year and the AREVA Inspiration Award for Outstanding STEM Teacher. The awards were presented by Opower, BDO, Sapient and AREVA. CLT Joules founding sponsor Duke Energy recognized energy startups graduating from the organization’s yearlong mentoring program as well.
Nominations were submitted by Discovery Place, E4 Carolinas, EPRI, Energy Production and Infrastructure Center, NC Biotechnology Center, NC Sustainable Energy Association, Project for Innovation Energy and Sustainability, Citizen Schools, UNCC Early Engineering College and Ventureprise. Voting was open to the public through the CLT Joules website and more than 9,000 votes were received.
“Alevo is exactly the kind of company we want to highlight and celebrate,” says CLT Joules Executive Director Lori Collins. “Alevo’s energy storage technology will have tremendous impact on the global energy industry and our local economic development. We are thrilled the community recognizes Alevo’s value by selecting them as Energy Innovation of the Year.”
About CLT Joules
CLT Joules is an initiative to promote energy innovation and entrepreneurship. As Charlotte’s first community for energy startups, CLT Joules offers these companies a space to learn, accelerate growth, and connect to the big players in the energy ecosystem to drive jobs and attract capital. Energy communities facilitate the growth and development of early stage companies, which drive innovation in the energy industry. Learn more at www.CLTJoules.com.
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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