Irish firm Cylon Active Energy has secured its first US contract following an Enterprise Ireland trade mission. The company will apply its cloud-based, real-time energy management technology to centrally monitor and analyse the energy consumption of Raleigh Convention Center in North Carolina.
Cylon Active Energy itself is the energy management division of Cylon Group, an Irish provider of energy management services.
Via the new contract with North Carolina’s Raleigh Convention Center, Cylon will centrally monitor and analyse the energy consumption of the centre remotely from its Dublin-based ‘Energy Bureau’ in Clonshaugh.
Sean Giblin, managing director, Cylon Group, said the company’s engineers will also use their cloud-based information to determine the efficiency of the building, identify areas for improvement and make recommendations on elevating energy efficiency and delivering energy savings for Raleigh Convention Center.
Giblin said the company is excited about the contract win, as it is starting to ramp up its US focus. He spoke about how the company is capitalising on the cloud to "monitor, analyse and manage the energy consumption of buildings regardless of geographical location".
Seeking tech partners in the US
Parent company Cylon Group has had a presence in the US market for more than 15 years with its building control systems but Giblin asserted there has been little focus on energy management and conservation in the US market up to now.
"This is rapidly changing through increasing cost and regulatory pressures and we believe our unparallelled expertise and unique technology puts us in an ideal position to become a leader in this field in the US, as well as in our other core markets in Europe," said Giblin.
Giblin said that following this new contract win, Cylon Active Energy will be "actively" seeking technology partners in the US in order to progress its growth plans.
Cylon Active Energy already supplies its energy management services to large corporations and SMEs in the UK, Ireland and across Europe. Last month, the company was awarded the Sustainable Energy Innovation Award at the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland 2011 Annual Awards.
Giblin also indicated that Cylon Group will be looking to open an office in the US in 2012. Cylon Group already has offices in the UK, Europe and China.