Augsburg / Athens: meteocontrol GmbH, the leading provider of independent monitoring and control systems, has formed an exclusive sales partnership with Synergia Technical & Consulting S.A. The Greek PV service provider for technical operation management and consulting services will now handle sales of meteocontrol solar power forecasts in Greece and Cyprus. This will provide a crucial regional partner for meteocontrol, which operates one of the world’s largest measuring networks that gathers real-time monitoring data of more than 45,000 PV systems and uses advanced forecast models based on machine-learning methods.
“Reliable solar power forecasts are a precondition for operators of PV systems who want to be competitive by making optimal energy offers,” said Nikos Konstantinias, the President and Managing Director of Synergia Technical & Consulting S.A. “The scope of their profits and losses ultimately depends on these forecasts. By combining the real-time data of all solar systems in the market, meteocontrol’s solar power forecasts and feed-in extrapolations are among the world’s most reliable. We can now produce them for every system location in Greece and Cyprus. We’re looking forward to the partnership and are really happy that meteocontrol has placed its confidence in us.”
With law 4414/2016, the Greek Parliament liberalized the country’s energy market: Since the New Target Model was introduced, all new renewable energy solutions (RES) and combined heat and power plants in Greece must directly enter the energy market. The power they produce is subject to the billing process on the wholesale market (day-ahead DAM, intraday IDM) and the balancing market of Greek Energy Exchange and I.P.T.O. (Greek transmission system operator). This market transformation affects all new renewable energy projects with a capacity level above 500 kilowatts.
The key factors that led meteocontrol to set up the sales partnership were the many years of PV experience and the comprehensive customer and partnership network the technical operation manager and adviser has in Greece. “With Synergia, we have found a strong partner for the growing Greek market,” said Robert Pfatischer, the Managing Director of meteocontrol. “We continually enhance our forecasting models and combine our meteorological know-how with machine-learning processes. As a result, we are able to produce optimally adapted feed-in forecasts for individual locations and grid areas around the world. This facilitates both safe grid integration and the profitable trading of solar energy.”
Synergia Technical & Consulting S.A. was founded in 2013 in Athens by executives with long – term field experience to meet the demanding requirements of investments in General Construction and Renewable Energy Sources. Its main objective is the optimal execution and project management, while respecting the demanding timescales and any other special requirements and specifications. With care and responsibility meet the needs of every project and the company ensures immediate actions to identify possible issues. The founders of Synergia S.A. envisioned the creation of a company that combines experience and effectiveness in order to provide technical and administrative services of high standards. Focus on clients | investors, when demands for high level services at an internationally competitive price is an absolute necessity. The role of Synergia S.A. ensures the integrity of the projects and client’s satisfaction. www.synergia-tc.gr
meteocontrol is the leading global provider of independent solar monitoring systems and currently monitors more than 45,000 PV systems with a total power output of over 14 GWp. For more than 40 years, meteocontrol has developed monitoring software and hardware for solar PV systems. They offer planning and commissioning of monitoring systems, as well as yield forecasts, technical due diligence, and energy and weather data analytics. Their independent engineering division has supported projects with a total investment of more than 13 billion euros. meteocontrol GmbH is a member of SFCE Shunfeng International Clean Energy Limited, with headquarters in Augsburg, Germany, and Shanghai, as well as subsidiaries in Lyon, Madrid, Milan, Santiago de Chile, Tokyo, Chicago, San Salvador and Melbourne. Further information: www.meteocontrol.com