Generac Accelerates Its Energy Technology Capabilities With Acquisition of Enbala Power Networks
Acquisition advances Generac into the rapidly growing virtual power plant and smart grid services markets
WAUKESHA, Wis., Oct. 05, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Generac Holdings Inc. (“Generac” or the “Company”) (NYSE: GNRC) today announced the signing of an agreement to acquire Enbala Power Networks Inc. (“Enbala”), a leading distributed energy resources technology company. The deal solidifies Generac’s position as a market leader in Smart Grid 2.0 technologies and opens opportunities for the Company as a grid services provider.
Denver-based Enbala is one of the leading providers of distributed energy optimization and control software needed to ensure the operational stability of the world’s power grids. Its Enbala Concerto™ platform is being used by utilities and energy retailers around the world to leverage the power of distributed energy resources (DERs) to respond to the real-time energy balancing needs of power systems and energy markets.
“We’re on the leading edge of a remarkable transformation of the electrical grid, moving from a dated and centralized power distribution model to one that will be digitized, decentralized and more resilient,” said Aaron Jagdfeld, Chief Executive Officer of Generac. “Enbala is a proven virtual power plant and distributed energy resource management platform, and we believe their business model can be incredibly synergistic with our business. We’re proud to be at the forefront of the Smart Grid 2.0 with these new capabilities.”