Distributed energy resources (DER) developer EnSync Energy Systems has partnered with Lower Electric to offer solar energy electricity solutions to its clients in Illinois, US.
With the new partnership, EnSync Energy intends to support the state’s long-term renewable resource procurement plan, which states that investor-owned electric utilities must source at least 25% of their electricity sales from solar and wind sources by 2025.
EnSync Energy executive vice-president Dan Nordloh said: “Through this partnership, EnSync Energy has immediate access to an existing customer base and the infrastructure necessary for project penetration into the Illinois market.
“Combined with Lower Electric’s client relationships, the partnership creates a range of market options that align with both Lower Electric’s and EnSync’s client interests.”
With its procurement plan, the state intends to facilitate the adoption of solarpower and the sale of renewable energy credits to solar operators to reduce the installation and operation costs of projects.
The plan is currently being reviewed by the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) and is expected to be effective from 3 April this year.
Under the partnership, EnSync Energy will be responsible for customer origination, project development, construction and operation of photovoltaic (PV) based installations for two key customer groups in Illinois.
Lower Electric managing partner Ira Holtzman said: “With the new Renewable Energy Credits programme in Illinois, we are eager to take advantage of financial incentives to offer clean energy solutions and lower costs for our clients.
“EnSync Energy’s ability to design and execute customised energy solutions will enable us to tap into state incentives to deliver more cost savings to our clients.”