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Welcome to Energizing Co - the platform for smart utility infrastructure/grid modernization projects


STONEPEAK PARTNERS
AND ENERGIZING CO.
JOIN FORCES TO FORM
$250M GRID MODERNIZATION
FINANCING PLATFORM

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Welcome to Energizing Co - the platform for smart utility infrastructure/grid modernization projects


STONEPEAK PARTNERS
AND ENERGIZING CO.
JOIN FORCES TO FORM
$250M GRID MODERNIZATION
FINANCING PLATFORM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 11, 2015

BOSTON, NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES – Responding to urgent needs of cities, utilities, and utility customers, New York-based independent private equity investment firm Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners and California- based energy infrastructure development company Energizing Co. have formed Energizing Infrastructure, LLC to serve as the project financing platform for Energizing Co.’s current and future power grid modernization projects in North America. 

Energizing Co. distinguishes itself with its clear vision for the future of public energy infrastructure
— Luke Taylor, Senior Managing Director, Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners

For more news and full press release, look here.

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A bold new framework to transition energy infrastructure to the 21st century


BETTER CITIES NEED CLEAN, RELIABLE AND LOCAL POWER

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A bold new framework to transition energy infrastructure to the 21st century


BETTER CITIES NEED CLEAN, RELIABLE AND LOCAL POWER

Energizing Co. offers an innovative new framework to help cities transition their power infrastructure to the 21st century

We assist public and investor-owned energy utilities with the design, build, operation and financing of complex power grid modernization projects.

Our utility distribution microgrid (UDM) and related projects enable the large-scale integration of distributed generation and storage assets, such as wind, biomass, solar photo voltaic (PV), and electric vehicles (EVs), and help cities and utilities deliver clean, reliable and climate-resilient power. 

 

We see three distinct stages in the creation of utility distribution microgrid (UDM) FOR BETTER CITIES:

Energizing Co. - Creation of a Utility Distribution Microgrid (UDM) Stage 1 - Grid modernization
Energizing Co. - Creation of a Utility Distribution Microgrid (UDM) Stage 2 - Consumer Empowerment
Energizing Co. - Creation of a Utility Distribution Microgrid (UDM) Stage 3 - The Utility Of The Future

TIER I –  Grid modernization

For cities to take advantage of the many opportunities presented by emerging smart grid technologies and systems, existing distribution networks must be updated and improved. 

Our work with utilities at this tier focuses on climate resiliency (fault detection, load balancing / load shedding, distribution automation, self-healing, cyber security, critical facility islanding) as well as overall efficiency: peak load reduction, volt/VAR optimization, reduced transmission and distribution losses, distributed energy resources, microgrid control systems, energy management systems, advanced meter functionality, and distribution substation upgrades.
 

TIER Ii –  CUSTOMER EMPOWERMENT

With these upgraded networks in place, utilities are able to implement system advances that give consumers more control over their energy usage, allowing customers to enjoy a higher level of interaction with their utility.

Our work at this tier includes demand response, direct load control, the integration of electric vehicles and “smart homes” into their networks, as well as working closely with utilities to assess, design and implement comprehensive customer education, engagement strategies and initiatives.
 

TIER Iii – THE UTILITY OF THE FUTURE

At the most advanced level, new layers of intelligence are added to the power grid, setting the stage for the evolution of the utility business model itself.  Important components of this tier of development include data analytics and data management systems, the incorporation of independent energy providers and advanced energy markets, and performance-based rates.

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We provide innovative ways to break through existing limits on infrastructure upgrades


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We provide innovative ways to break through existing limits on infrastructure upgrades


A NEW APPROACH THAT ENABLES GRID MODERNIZATION

Our business model is focused on innovative ways to break through existing limits on infrastructure upgrades – the “pain points” that utilities and other energy developers face. We offer a risk-transferred private-public investment model, with an emphasis on revenue-neutral project architectures and direct-to-consumer engagement strategies.

 


1. FEASIBILITY ANALYSIS

Energizing Co. partners with Leidos Engineering as we analyze and design our projects. Our work begins with an understanding of existing infrastructure within a given utility and community, where we examine the present-day built environment and suggest several different development scenarios, providing a detailed cost/benefit analysis for each scenario.
 

2. TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING PARTNERS

Following the conclusions of the analysis, we add best-of-breed technologies and additional engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractors as required.
 

3. privatE - public PROJECT FINANCING

Using a proprietary investment model, Energizing Co. is uniquely able to provide low-cost project funding for energy infrastructure upgrade projects, utilizing long-term financing from major North American pension funds.

Our model includes a custom cost/benefit analysis, and our deals are typically structured as long-term off-take contracts (including Operations and Maintenance, O&M) which provide significant depreciation benefits to utilities. 
 

4. REGULATORY SUPPORT

We engage with leading consulting firms to seek independent verification of project economics. Our projects are optimized for minimal rate impact, and developed in the context of a given utilities current regulatory mechanisms. When needed, we provide regulatory contractual and submission support.


5. COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

We assist utilities by conducting in-depth data analytics, customer segmentation, surveys, stakeholder interviews and focus groups, drafting and implementing comprehensive customer engagement strategies.

When needed, we engage directly with communities to communicate the benefits of the development projects we are undertaking.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 11, 2015

Responding to urgent needs of cities, utilities, and utility customers, New York-based independent private equity investment firm Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners and California- based energy infrastructure development company Energizing Co. have formed Energizing Infrastructure, LLC to serve as the project Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners and Energizing Co. join forces to form $250M power grid modernization financing platform 

Energizing Co. is working closely with cities and utilities to respond to their urgent power grid modernization needs by developing utility distribution microgrid (UDM) and related projects that provide communities clean, reliable and climate-resilient power. Stonepeak has committed to contribute up to $250 million in project equity to the new financing platform.

Stonepeak Senior Managing Director Luke Taylor commented: “We believe Energizing Co. distinguishes itself with its clear vision for the future of public energy infrastructure, innovative business model to upgrade and modernize the power grid, and top-notch interdisciplinary team necessary to deliver on the promise of that vision. We could not be more pleased to partner with Energizing Co. in this new venture.”

Energizing Co. founder and CEO Glen Martin responded: “Energizing Co.’s mission is to help cities accelerate the transition to the future. I am delighted that the formation of Energizing Infrastructure will provide Energizing Co. access not only to the capital it needs to support that mission, but also to the exceptional capabilities of the Stonepeak team.”
 

ABOUT ENERGIZING CO.

Energizing Co. assists public and investor-owned energy utilities with the design, build, operation and financing of complex power grid modernization projects. Its utility distribution microgrid (UDM) and related projects enable the large-scale integration of distributed generation and storage assets, such as wind, biomass, solar PV, and electric vehicles (EVs), and help cities and utilities deliver clean, reliable and climate-resilient power.

Energizing Co.’s innovative project development process includes cost/benefit analysis, regulatory and contractual support, selection of technology partners, public-private project financing, and customer engagement support.
 

ABOUT STONEPEAK

Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners is an independent private equity investment firm that manages $1.7 billion and specializes in North American middle-market infrastructure. Stonepeak invests in businesses comprised of hard assets with strategic importance, primarily in the following sectors: Energy, power and renewables, transportation, utilities, water, and communications.

For more information, please visit www.stonepeakpartners.com 
 

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For more information about Energizing Co., please contact Ariel Wisch-Schute at info@energizingco.com