Pune/India, June 2016: BaxEnergy has recently entered into a joint venture with Powercon. This represents a very important step forward for the two companies, which can now offer a combination of the best software solutions and highly specialized engineering services available in the Indian market.
Simone Massaro, BaxEnergy CEO, during his visit at the Powercon-BaxEnergy Monitoring Room in Pune with Praveen Kakulte, Powercon CEO and his team.
The new headquarters of Powercon – BaxEnergy was inaugurated on the 27th September 2015 in Pune, one of the first most populous cities in India, and it is equipped with a full-scale monitoring and control room based on Energy Studio Pro®. Representatives of the Indian Government’s and board-members of the most notable indipendent power producers (IPPs) in India have attended the inauguration ceremony.
Powercon is the first Indian Renewable Energy Asset Management Company that provides a complete Operation and Maintenance (O&M) service for solar and wind power plant, with ten years of experience in this field. Praveen Kakulte, Powercon CEO and Renewable Energy Technologist, said “We have grown a generation of engineers that have contributed to the wind energy inception in India. The majority of people are still conservative here, but we believe that the Indian market has a great potential and it needs innovative solutions such as Energy Studio Pro® to rapidly grow. It is fundamental for the power plants owners to be effective in this challenging market. We want to bring our knowledge and experience in the renewable energy market, offering best-in-class services to our partners. For this reason, we decided to look at Germany for solution and, after analyzing the products available, we came to the conclusion that Energy Studio Pro® is the best solution for the Indian market”.
Thanks to the new Joint Venture, Powercon assumes an important technical and commercial responsibility in India, including making installations, monitoring the customer’s power plants from its headquarters, and taking actions on site when needed to restore full functionalities in all the power plants. The Powercon-BaxEnergy Studio in Pune enables to visualize, analyze and independently control the power plants in India, ensuring their efficiency and longevity.
Mr. Kakulte added “We are very proud of our new monitoring room with its 262 MW of power plants connected in the first six months of activities. The Indian Government Investment Plan in the renewable energy market is very aggressive. The Government wants to extend the access to the energy because 7.5 million households are still living without electricity and our ambition is making the electricity available for a large population’s slide resident in the inland areas”. According to a research by NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) on “Climate change and clean energy”, India is aiming at produce more solar energy than any other country in the world.
The Indian Government is definitely resolved about the idea to concretely realize a clean energy economy and convinced that renewable energy can drive the economic development in all corners of the Country. The Prime Minister Modi, has recently announced “India is going to catch 100GW of solar power by 2022, and the achievement of this goal will create one million of employment, greatly improving the energy access to Indian citizens who live in villages and countryside. The other challenge of reaching 60GW of wind power by the same year would also generate at least 180.000 jobs. These next purposes will bring to pass our dream: making India the most competitive one reality in the world in this sector”.
Dr. Simone Massaro, Chief Executive Officer of BaxEnergy said “There is a close connection between what we do and our desire to improve people’s lives, starting from the environment in which they live. And this is one of the goals shared by Powercon and us. The Indian power plants owners are looking for optimizing their production with a competent local engineering team that can support the projects from the construction phase to the full operations. And Powercon-Bax Energy Studio is the perfect combination in that direction.”
Dr. Massaro added that “We work for the success of our customers, bringing knowledge, passion and innovation to solve their needs through turn-key solutions which represent the state-of-the-art in the renewable energy field. Powercon needed a strong technological partner and at the same time BaxEnergy found in them a team with a great experience. The mutual cooperation is really satisfactory and we will strengthen and enhance both companies with the upcoming projects.”
Powercon, founded in 2014, is the first Indian Renewable Energy Asset Management Company that provides a complete Operation and Maintenance (O&M) service for solar and wind power plant, with ten years of experience in this field. The company has grown a generation of engineers that have contributed to the wind energy inception in India.Working on the implementation of many wind energy projects and evaluating challenging opportunities, the company influences various aspects of the supply chain in the Indian wind industry. For additional information about the company and service offers, please visit: www.powercon.in
BaxEnergy is dedicated to deliver innovative turnkey solutions to renewable energy players for complete visualization, data analysis and optimization of their power plants. The aim of the company is to make renewable energy easier, more efficient, affordable and secure, contributing to build a greener world for the benefit of present and future generations. BaxEnergy was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Bad Nenndorf, Germany. The Development and Support division is located in Catania, Italy. For additional information about the company and service offers, please visit: www.baxenergy.com
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