SANTA ANA, CA (December 3, 2020) – GreenStruxure, the joint venture between Schneider Electric and Huck Capital, is teaming up with Instant ON, one of California’s leading microgrid integrators and developers. Both organizations announced today they are joining forces to meet the immediate needs of California building owners and operators for cost-effective, resilient, reliable and sustainable energy solutions. Instant ON joins GreenStruxure’s alliance partner program to accelerate the deployment of GreenStruxure’s unique Energy as a Service business model, delivering to the underserved medium-sized commercial and industrial buildings market across California the energy outcomes customers need with no capital upfront or operational risks.
Building owners and operators in California today are challenged by a prolonged wildfire season, rising energy costs, unpredictable service and demanding clean energy standards. GreenStruxure, bringing together Schneider Electric’s industry leading expertise in renewable energy microgrids and Huck Capital’s sustainability-focused investments, was launched in September 2020 to help customers address these challenges and take control of their energy. The company offers simpler, modular, standardized renewable energy microgrids under a new Energy as a Service model. Customers have no upfront capital expenses, do not operate or maintain any equipment and commit to a predictable, long-term contract for energy that provides cost-effective, resilient, sustainable power. The new solution can be up and running in about a year, a quick turnaround time crucial for businesses in California that must begin preparing for next year’s fire season with solar, storage and back-up power alternatives.
Instant ON is a leading microgrid integrator and developer in California and brings deep understanding of customer needs in the region and wide knowledge of the market and its changing landscape. The company has been recognized this year as Top 50 Most Innovative Companies to Watch, Most Outstanding Microgrid Integrator and Top Energy Storage Solution Provider 2020. Instant ON provides a one-stop shop for customers to find the right solution for their commercial and industrial needs. The company works with GreenStruxure to give its customers peace of mind, thus taking the guesswork out of system design and optimization, ensuring the solutions have been vetted and tested, and confirming proper functioning and communication for the best results in maintaining power for their facility in times of emergency, while optimizing their energy in everyday use.
The companies are focusing on medium-sized building customers with demanding sustainability targets, a need for reliable power to run their business, and spend of at least $35,000/month or about $400,000/year in electricity. Many of these customers also deliver critical community services such as hospitals and health care facilities, food and beverage operations, refrigerated warehouses, governmental buildings and universities.
“Our customers want to adopt a clean energy solution and need to have confidence that their power will be there when they need it most,” said Jose Lorenzo, GreenStruxure CEO. “These customers have limited options today and we’re thrilled to partner with Instant ON to bring them a new solution and work alongside them every step of the way to help them run their business, gain a competitive edge and meet their goals.”
“Our California businesses need protection and we are proud to let our customers know they’re not alone,“ said A.J. Perkins, Instant ON President. “By working together with GreenStruxure we can serve hundreds of customers throughout California and bring them a much-needed innovative, cost-effective, resilient and sustainable solution.”