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Availon GmbH launches energy management business

New subsidiary offers customer-specific energy management, wind performance forecasts, direct marketing support, contract management and further commercial services.

Availon Energy Management, or AEM, primarily focuses on the calibration and optimisation of wind forecasts, which are in part based on the specific features of the respective wind farms. The standardisation of communications between all areas makes it easier for service companies, senior management and energy traders to coordinate their activities. It also enables the usage of uniform procedures in the event that deficits are discovered. The financial reporting process looks at the areas of liquidity, interest rate development and insurance and profit-related contracts.
AEM already manages commercial and technical matters relating to wind turbine generators with a total capacity of almost 100 MW. The Availon subsidiary furthermore offers equally optimised and calibrated wind performance forecasts for a total of 190 MW. The complementary AEM services are aimed at both large and small wind farm operators, managers, energy suppliers, public services, investors and direct marketers.

“For operators, it is not just the number of kilowatt hours produced that matters, but the yield per kilowatt hour”, Markus Spitzer, Availon managing director, explained. “The extent of our support depends on the customer’s needs. We offer our services in a modular format or as an all-in-one package.”
Experienced leadership

Availon has hired Claudio Papa to head AEM. As a qualified economist, Papa has managed numerous wind projects, both domestically and abroad, over the last 12 years. His expertise includes planning and creating wind farms, project financing and technical and commercial support.

“We are delighted to welcome Claudio Papa to AEM”, Spitzer stated. “Thanks to him and his team of experts, Availon can now offer all services from a single source.”

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