AUSTIN, Texas, April 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Interactive energy platform developer, Innovari, has appointed Manuel Arancibia as president of Innovari Latin America in conjunction with the opening of its Colombia office. The expansion supports the growth of the company's Latin American operations, and enables customers to benefit from the expertise and localized access of sales and technical support critical to the launch of Innovari's Interactive Energy Platform (IEP) projects.
"Bringing on Manuel and opening our Colombia office is yet another significant milestone for our company," said Innovari CEO Chris Hickman. "We now have a strong local presence in the region to support our strategic initiatives and to meet the growing needs of our customers and the industry in Latin America."
Arancibia brings a decade of business development, financial analysis and operations experience in the utility sector. He has worked with leading U.S. companies, ranging from conventional generation, to electricity demand and renewable technologies. Most recently, he has helped a Portuguese utility expand their commercial operations in the U.S. by growing a wind generation portfolio from six to 30 wind farms, with a total of 3,700 MW of wind generation under management. He previously served as the director of energy sales and structuring for EDP Renewables North America and the commercial transactor for Exelon Generation Company.
"Our presence in Colombia underlines Innovari's commitment to this fast-developing market," said Arancibia. "With commercial projects already underway on three continents, it's an exciting time for me to join the company. I'm looking forward to working with Latin American utilities to deliver unprecedented reliability, efficiency and financial optimization across the energy value chain."
Innovari's interactive energy platform connects utilities, their customers, and their communities to improve how the world uses energy. Our solution attacks the electric grid's core problem -- the load duration curve -- unlocking access to affordable capacity that improves system utilization, reliability, and financial performance, while our non-profit, Plugged into Kids, brings together utilities and their customers to help the children in their communities. With deep grid situational awareness, we enable dynamic, two-way verifiable demand side management; grid system optimization; renewable and distributed energy resources integration; and more. Innovari is the utility industry's Capacity for Change: www.Innovari.com. Innovari is a VantagePoint Capital Partners Energy Innovations Portfolio Company: www.vpcp.com.