Canadian energy company seas Clir future as it opens new UK office in Scotland

A Canadian energy software company has opened a new UK office in Glasgow to support clients across the EU.

The move comes after  Clir Renewables  – which is based near Vancover airport (pictured) – raised some £1.3 million in a seed-stage financing round.

Clir is a renewable energy artificial-intelligence software start-up which uses cloud-based tools to help asset managers and owners maximise production. Founded in 2016, the company now serves over 2 GW of assets and clients include Aberdeen-based Wood Group.

The company has about 25 employees in the UK and are planning to increase this to 30 staff by the end of the year.

Craig McCall, Director of Europe, said, “In the last year, the owners and operators of more than 2 GW of projects have subscribed to Clir, including eight projects in the UK.

“We see great potential in the 170 GW of wind assets across Europe, and so establishing a base to support our European clients is a natural progression.”

Clir chief executive Gareth Brown added: “We are extremely proud of the success our clients have had using the software who have found gains of up to 10% annual energy production. If repeated across Europe that would translate into an annual revenue gain of more than €500 million for the renewable energy market.”

The company did not respond to requests for comment on the impact of Brexit on its plans.

19 Jul 2018

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