EnerNOC, Inc. a leading provider of demand response applications and services, at it has acquired Energy Response Pty Ltd, the largest demand response provider in Australia and New Zealand. This acquisition significantly strengthens EnerNOC’s presence in Western Australia’s Wholesale Electricity Market, where EnerNOC now has the opportunity to deliver 240 megawatts of demand response capacity in the 2012/2013 delivery year, up from its initial position of 100 megawatts. The acquisition also marks EnerNOC’s entry into Eastern Australia’s National Electricity Market and the New Zealand Electricity Market, where favorable opportunities for demand response and energy efficiency are emerging.
Michael Zammit, Managing Director of Energy Response, moves into a new role leading Market Development for EnerNOC’s operations in Australia and New Zealand.
“The electricity markets in Australia and New Zealand present tremendous opportunities for EnerNOC and Energy Response to join forces to provide a broad range of demand-side resources,” said Tim Healy, Chairman and CEO of EnerNOC. “Energy Response shares our strong commitment to engaging electricity users to promote cost-effective, clean energy management solutions, and we look forward to delivering these solutions in markets where they are highly valued.”
Energy Response is active in capacity, energy, and ancillary services markets and has established the largest network of commercial, institutional, and industrial demand response providers across Australia and New Zealand. “Demand response provides a valuable service to electricity users and utilities at a fraction of the cost of traditional supply-side measures,” said Ross Fraser, Founder and Chairman of Energy Response. “That is why Energy Response is committed to providing the most advanced range of demand-side resources available, and it is also why we have worked so diligently to integrate these resources into electricity markets in Australia and New Zealand.”
“As Australia and New Zealand move toward a lower-carbon energy future, solutions like demand response, carbon management, and data-driven energy efficiency will become even more important, both to electricity users and the nations’ electricity grids,” said David Brewster, President of EnerNOC. “Our applications are built to serve utilities, grid operators, and electricity users across the globe. With Energy Response, we are very excited about expanding our capabilities to deliver these solutions in Australia and New Zealand.”
EnerNOC anticipates this acquisition to be dilutive to earnings in 2011 and 2012, and accretive beginning in 2013. EnerNOC will provide additional details on its financial outlook and this transaction as part of its upcoming second quarter 2011 financial results conference call.
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