April 14 (Renewables Now) – US energy storage company Fluence Energy Inc (NASDAQ:FLNC) announced this week that it has agreed to acquire Zurich-based Nispera AG, which provides artificial intelligence software (AI) and machine learning. -service (SaaS) for the renewable energy sector.
Nispera has an AI-powered utility-scale asset performance management platform with 8 GW of assets under management across 450 wind and solar projects around the world.
Fluence, a joint venture of US power generation group AES Corp (NYSE:AES) and German industrial conglomerate Siemens AG (ETR:SIE), said the acquisition expands its digital footprint, providing it with a combined digital portfolio of 15 GW under contract or under contract. management.
Nispera adds five apps to Fluence IQ’s digital app offerings, including Nispera’s core SaaS product, a predictive maintenance app, an operations and maintenance app, a portfolio management app, and a providing enhanced energy production forecasting services for energy traders, large asset managers, system operators and financial institutions.
Fluence President and CEO Manuel Perez Dubuc said the acquisition will help the company expand its portfolio of digital products and services and “also represents a powerful cross-selling opportunity to offer digital storage products.” energy to owners of existing renewable energy assets and portfolios”.
According to the announcement, Nispera’s software currently collects and analyzes data from wind, solar and hydro assets and other external sources in more than 25 countries.
A price tag for the deal was not provided.
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