US independent renewable energy company Skyline Renewables has selected Greenbyte’s Energy Cloud to monitor and maximise the performance of its growing portfolio effectively supporting Skyline’s growth ambitions as the business targets 3 GW of wind and solar assets across North America. The cloud-based asset management and monitoring platform has the ability to pull data from technologically and geographically diverse sources.
The North American renewable energy market offers attractive investment opportunities for Independent Power Producers (IPPs) that are able to take a sophisticated approach to improving asset management of large wind and solar portfolios. Skyline Renewables, backed by Ardian Infrastructure and Transatlantic Power Holdings, is bringing together significant expertise in renewables project acquisition, development and operation. Since its inception in 2018, Skyline has rapidly expanded its portfolio of assets under management from 0 to over 800 MW.
Greenbyte’s asset management software will enable Skyline to ensure productivity across this growing portfolio, adding value for its investors. The software’s user-friendly dashboards will give Skyline full visibility of asset performance, enabling swift identification of emerging issues, and boosting transparency and trust with third-party operations and maintenance (O&M) teams.
Skyline’s current portfolio contains technologies from three different wind turbine manufacturers and the company is seeking to further diversify its asset base by expanding into the solar market. Greenbyte Energy Cloud’s ability to gather data from multiple technology sources will offer Skyline flexibility when acquiring, developing and optimising future renewable energy assets. Furthermore, the platform will continue to evolve over time to incorporate the latest asset management and monitoring technology, keeping Skyline ahead of the curve and giving the company the freedom to maintain best practices as they continue to expand.
“Greenbyte’s Energy Cloud not only enables Skyline to work more openly and effectively with the third-party asset operators currently looking after the portfolio, but also to continue building its own understanding of operational performance trends across its asset base” said Patrick Strom, Senior Sales Manager at Greenbyte. “After opening our Chicago office earlier this year, Greenbyte is well-equipped to support Skyline and other sophisticated IPPs as they continue to develop their renewable energy portfolios in North America, while delivering consistent returns to their stakeholders and enabling continuous growth.”
Brad Kallenberger, Vice President at Skyline Renewables, added that Energy Cloud is the platform that best aligns with the company’s need to centrally view, analyse and report on data from a variety of renewable assets with a user-friendly interface that is both intuitive and powerful.
Greenbyte Energy Cloud is used as a renewable energy datahub by asset owners and IPPs in North America and worldwide, covering over 20 GW of wind, solar, and hydro assets globally. As owner-operators continue to expand their portfolios and become more data-driven, by 2022, Greenbyte expects to have over 100GW of assets monitored in Greenbyte Energy Cloud.
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