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McKim & Creed, Inc. Launches Renewable Energy Design/Build/Maintain Firm


January 22, 2013

McKim & Creed, Inc., in partnership with AXvantage, Inc., has launched McKim & Creed Green, a firm focused on the design, construction and maintenance of renewable energy generation systems and microgrids.

Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, McKim & Creed Green designs, procures, builds and maintains facilities that generate renewable energy and produce and deliver electric power. The company focuses on sustainability with an emphasis on microgrids. “Microgrids have a unique ability to become ‘power islands’ when you combine renewable energy generation and combined heat and power technology with advanced control systems. McKim & Creed Green’s clients are energy providers whose goal is to create innovative, sustainable and cost-effective energy-generation systems; reduce some types of air pollution; and decrease or eliminate carbon dioxide emissions,” said Michael W. Creed, Ph.D., PE, chairman and CEO of McKim & Creed, Inc.

McKim & Creed Green is partnering with McKim & Creed, Inc., Green Energy Corp, Horizon Energy Group and AXvantage, Inc. to provide microgrid and renewable energy services. Raleigh, North Carolina-based McKim & Creed, Inc., the majority shareholder in McKim & Creed Green and a 400+ person engineering, geomatics and planning firm with offices throughout the U.S., will provide engineering support. Green Energy Corp, with offices in Denver and Raleigh, will supply programming and software solutions. Horizon Energy Group, located in Tennessee, Illinois and California, will furnish solution architecture, high-level integration and testing services. Denver-based AXvantage, Inc. will be responsible for construction services.

The president of McKim & Creed Green is Brian Dodd, a veteran of the construction industry who specializes in green building practices and large-scale construction projects. Prior to joining McKim & Creed Green, Dodd worked with the fourth largest green contractor in the US, as ranked by Engineering News Record. "Due to the fact that power can be supplied more sustainably, more efficiently, more reliably, and more economically, microgrids have become the wave of the future, and the future is now. Our team is at the forefront of the industry," said Dodd.

“McKim & Creed, Inc. has long had an interest in renewable energy and sustainability,” said Herbert P. McKim, Jr., PE, PLS, president and chief operating officer of McKim & Creed, Inc. and chairman of the board of McKim & Creed Green. “By pooling our resources with such outstanding industry leaders as Green Energy Corp, Horizon Energy and AXVantage, we are able to offer complete turnkey services to energy providers who are interested in renewable energy generation and microgrids.”

McKim & Creed Green is currently pursuing renewable energy projects in North Carolina and California.

About McKim & Creed Green: McKim & Creed Green was established in 2013 as a design/build/maintain company focusing on renewable energy facilities and microgrids. The company is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

About McKim & Creed, Inc.: McKim & Creed, Inc. is a 400-person, employee-owned engineering, geomatics and planning firm with offices in North Carolina, Virginia, Florida, Georgia, Texas and Michigan. The company was established in 1978 and is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina. McKim & Creed has won numerous awards and accolades, and has been named one of the top architectural/engineering/contracting firms by Public Works magazine, one of the top design firms in the Southeast by ENR Southeast magazine, and one of the top 500 design firms in the United States by Engineering News-Record magazine.

About Green Energy Corp: Raleigh, North Carolina-based Green Energy Corp is a leading technology company that provides software solutions and software engineering services to utility, energy and communication companies to enable the Smart Grid. Green Energy Corp’s GreenBus platform allows for rapid development of utility applications and is the only open source solution that supports interoperability of legacy and new applications.

About Horizon Energy Group: Horizon Energy Group is one of the few leaders in microgrid design and implementation. Based in Tennessee, Horizon has been recognized as a Company to Watch in Perfect Power by Bob Galvin and Kurt Yeager, and Top 100 Movers and Shakers in the Smart Grid Movement by GreenTech Media. Horizon is the leading designer of utility and campus microgrids with thirteen projects to date.

About AXvantage, Inc.: AXvantage is a shareholder in McKim & Creed Green and will be responsible for construction services for renewable energy generation and microgrid projects. These services will include site supervision, construction installation and commissioning.

 

 

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