The Clean Energy Accelerator 2.0 brings together key corporate partners and clean energy start-ups to nurture co-innovation opportunities.
WindESCo, a leading renewable energy performance analytics company, has been accepted into the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Clean Energy Accelerator 2.0, supported by Beta-I. The AWS Clean Energy Accelerator is designed to encourage co-innovation and acceleration through energy partnerships. The goal of the program is to accelerate the energy startups today so that they can define and shape the clean energy industry of the future. The accelerator’s cohort features 12 Clean Energy startups selected from 424 innovators from 58 countries.
During the five-week program the selected startups will receive support from business and technical experts, hands-on assistance with AWS, and expert guidance in developing clean energy solutions. The startups will also have the opportunity to engage with industry leaders to explore topics ranging from climate change, international regulatory law, capitalization strategies for strategic partnerships, and managing mergers and acquisitions. The program has partners from the energy sector including ENEL, ENI, Iberdrola, GALP, Siemens Gamesa and TotalEnergies, along with support from WindEurope.
WindESCo, along with the other 11 chosen finalists, will receive up to $100,000 each in AWS Promotional Credit through AWS Activate to kick-start their data and operations transformation in the cloud. Selected startups work on subjects such as hydrogen to battery storage to carbon capture, bioengineering, smart grids, and solar. WindESCo was the only AEP improvement solution for wind accepted into the cohort.
“We are excited and honored to be a part of this year’s cohort for the Clean Energy Accelerator with AWS,” said Blair Heavey, CEO of WindESCo. “The partnerships developed within this program, with fellow startups, corporate sponsors and AWS will be crucial to the success of becoming a carbon-neutral world.”
On June 2nd, all collaboration outcomes will be presented at the AWS Clean Energy Accelerator 2.0 Innovation Showcase in Lisbon, Portugal, bringing together partners, startups, and key stakeholders from the European energy and technology innovation ecosystem.