Onsite power group Aggreko has completed the integration into its business of energy storage company Younicos, which it acquired last year. 

Scotland-headquartered Aggreko paid a reported $52m in July 2017 for Berlin-founded Younicos, which has a track record of 220 MW of installed battery projects.

Younicos will sit within a new business unit called Aggreko Microgrid and Storage Solutions (AMSS), which aims to deliver energy-storage-as-a-service, as well as full microgrid ‘as-a-service’, built on Aggreko’s 9 GW fleet of distributed power generation assets.

Battery storage will be available in mobile and modular 1 MW building blocks both as stand-alone systems, and as a key building block of the Aggreko’s microgrid-as-a-service offer.

Aggreko chief executive Chris Weston said: “The energy market in undergoing a significant transition. The integration of Younicos is one of the many ways Aggreko is changing to benefit from change all around us. 

“We can now bring cleaner, cheaper and more reliable energy to anywhere in the world – from remote off-grid operations and communities, to commercial and industrial energy users across a wider range of industries and sectors.

“As national grids increase their use of renewable energy and integrate storage, we can bring the solutions needed to support a wider energy mix. The market is changing, and we are proud to support our customers, however complex and unique their needs.”

AMSS will be headed by Karim Wazni, who was previously both managing director of Younicos and Head of Aggreko’s solar-hybrid energy business. Wazni said that the two companies can “make a real difference by providing reliable power that is both cleaner and more affordable, allowing our customers to respond to the current shift towards a decarbonised world.”
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