Alevo adds Gates and aims to optimize Global Electric Grids

February 09, 2015 by Jeff Shepard

Alevo Group has appointed Jeff Gates as Director of Sales and Field Operations. Gates, an acknowledged leader in the energy industry, will head Alevo's energy storage deployment and operations with responsibility for GridBank™ customer sales and the strengthening of Alevo's position as the driving force in the energy storage industry. In his new role at Alevo, Gates will bring the considerable experience gained with Duke Energy as an energy storage specialist and as Vice Chair of the Energy Storage Association. This expertise will be used to build on Alevo's successful sales record and expand the company's track record for delivering key strategic national level contracts to customers such as China-ZK and RBM in Turkey.

“By joining Alevo, I know I am joining a company on the verge of greatness,” said Jeff Gates, Alevo’s new Director of Sales and Field Operations, “I believe the company has the potential to transform not only the energy storage market, but the way in which the world will harness electricity on a global scale for generations.”

“Our unique grid analytics services will provide our energy storage customers benefits beyond the integration of renewable energy resources. With our grid analytics, we enable customers to deploy energy storage for the greatest possible impact to optimize the utilization of all assets and ensure that conventional generation, transmission and distribution, as well as renewable energy resources, are operating at peak efficiency,” Gates concluded.

Gates joins Alevo after a 14 year career at Duke Energy where for the past six years he has specialized in the energy storage sector. His experience at Duke Energy includes the development of a $44 million dollar, 36MW storage system, at its Notrees wind farm in Texas.

“The appointment of Jeff Gates is a significant milestone for Alevo,” said Jean-Claude Beney, president of the Alevo Group. “Jeff’s extensive background in the energy storage market, and experience delivering large-scale energy storage solutions, is unrivalled and his invaluable experience delivering large scale energy storage solutions and can bring this knowledge to the benefit of Alevo’s customers worldwide” added Beney.