24 November 2020 Company News

Solo Energy fully integrated into SMS brand

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Following our acquisition of tech start-up Solo Energy and its FlexiGrid™ aggregation software in 2019, we are today delighted to announce that the company has been integrated fully into the SMS brand.

After a post-acquisition transition period during which Solo Energy has continued to operate as its own independent sub-brand, the division, its two offices in Cork and Orkney, and its proprietary FlexiGrid™ software, will now come under the SMS Ltd brand.

Since establishing as a start-up in Cork in 2015 with an objective to lower the cost of delivering renewable energy for suppliers, grid operators and consumers, the Solo Energy vision, mission and values have been closely aligned with our own.

These shared ethos were tied together with the acquisition last year, and now with the full transition to SMS branding, become indefinitely married to consolidate our low-carbon energy service proposition to the market.

Going forward, SMS will continue to utilise FlexiGrid™ – a cloud-based platform that centrally controls flexible, low-carbon energy assets – as an underpinning software solution for a range of innovative energy services aimed at decarbonising the grid and delivering value to customers.

We plan to make some exciting announcements about the evolution of these services in the very near future, so do keep an eye out on our social media pages for news on this soon.

FlexiGrid™ is currently the central technology being used on a range of flexibility projects aimed at demonstrating zero-carbon services, including ReFLEX Orkney in Scotland, StoreNet and Eirgrid’s DS3 programme (both in Ireland). 

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