October 2021

Research Project ‧ Horizon 2020 ‧ European Commission

This past spring, encoord GmbH and 18 European partners were awarded 6 million Euros by the European Commission for a research project titled “HYPERGRYD - hybrid coupled networks for thermal-electric integrated smart energy districts”. The project kickoff recently took place in Barcelona, Spain. During the four-year project, encoord will contribute by modeling coupled electricity, gas, and heat networks.

October 2021

Presentation ‧ Renewable Energy Integration in Electricity Networks ‧ Osinergmin

encoord was invited by the Peruvian energy regulator, Osinergmin, to present about the challenges of integrating solar and wind power in electric networks. SAInt has been used by Peruvian energy stakeholders to better plan for higher penetrations of variable renewable energy sources. 

September 2021

Selection ‧ Plug and Play Ventures

encoord presented at the Fall 2021 Energy Selection Day and was selected by a collection of corporate partners as one of the 18 future thinking companies to participate in the Plug and Play Ventures’ Energy Innovation Platform. This program brings together promising startups and 500+ global clients to explore partnerships and investment opportunities.

August 2021

Selection ‧ 2021 Colorado Capital Conference ‧ Rockies Venture 

encoord was selected as one of ten companies to pitch to angel investors during the 2021 Colorado Capital Conference hosted by the Rockies Venture Club. encoord is grateful to be recognized as one of Colorado’s promising start-up companies and is encouraged by the relationships formed during the conference.

September 2021

Presentation ‧ Electricity Market Price Modelling and Forecasting Forum

encoord will present at the Electricity Market Price Modelling and Forecasting Forum this September. This Berlin based hybrid conference will address the value of modeling electricity markets in a changing regulatory and increasingly decarbonized electric future. encoord is proud to attend the conference and will add to the conversation by sharing how SAInt is a state-of-the-art software to model electricity markets under high renewable energy penetration scenarios.

June 2021

Presentation ‧ Hydraulic Gas Network Modeling & Electricity and Natural Gas Modeling

On June 30, encoord’s co-founders Carlo Brancucci and Kwabena Pambour gave a public presentation hosted by the United States Energy Association regarding the need for dynamic hydraulic gas network modeling and the value of planning electricity and gas networks as an integrated energy system. Registrants for the event represented 28 different countries. View the presentation here.

June 2021

Membership ‧ United States Energy Association

In June of 2021, encoord became the United States Energy Association’s (USEA) newest member. As strategic partners with the U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Agency for International Development, USEA regularly conducts trainings, seminars and workshops that help members network and learn about the latest energy trends. encoord is excited to be a member of USEA and looks forward to forming new relationships in the US and internationally. Read our membership announcement in the USEA newsletter.

May 2021

Event ‧ Navigate Investor Corporate Customer Connect ‧ New England Clean Energy Connection

encoord was selected as 1 of 40 startups to participate in the New England Clean Energy Connection’s Navigate Investor Corporate Customer Connect (ICCC) event this June. We are appreciative of the selection and are excited to engage with investors and energy companies to discuss how SAInt can help plan for energy system decarbonization.

May 2021

Research ‧ Coupled Modeling for High Renewable Penetrations ‧ Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis

encoord’s software SAInt was used in a Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis (JISEA) study to model coupled natural gas and electricity networks in scenarios with high penetrations of renewable energy. Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) presented their work and described how they used SAInt to assist with analysis. 

May 2021

Presentation ‧ Power-To-Gas Analysis

In a recent paper titled An Integrated Solution for Planning and Operating Power-To-Gas Facilities in Coupled Gas and Electricity Networks encoord’s CTO Kwabena Pambour and co-authors Dominique Adolfo & Carlo Carcasci (Università degli Studi di Firenze) used SAInt to show how coupled simulations can be applied to model and analyze the operation of Power-To-Gas facilities and their impact on gas and electricity networks. Kwabena presented the findings at the 51st Annual Conference of the Pipeline Simulation Interest Group

April 2021

Presentation ‧ Energy Tech Summit

encoord’s CEO Carlo Brancucci presented SAInt and participated in the 2021 Energy Tech Summit, an event that hosts top European energy and mobility investors, entrepreneurs, and government leaders. This event brought in over 1,000 attendees and 200 startups all working to support the journey to net-zero.

March 2021

encoord selected as 1 of 40 global cleantech startups

encoord has been selected as 1 of 40 global cleantech startups to present at NREL’s Industry Growth Forum to be held virtually in April 2021. Our CEO, Dr. Carlo Brancucci, will present encoord in the Emerging Markets track. Read the press release.

February 2021

Webinars ‧ MEDREG

encoord's CEO, Dr. Carlo Brancucci, was invited by MEDREG, the Association of Mediterranean Energy Regulators, to give two presentations on power system modeling and renewable energy integration to the energy regulators of Egypt and Palestine. Read more about the EgyptERA and PERC workshops.

September 2020

New research shows added value of SAInt

Within the framework of the JISEA NG-Electric Interface Project, and in cooperation with NREL and other industrial project partners, encoord participated in the "Electric Power Grid and Natural Gas Network Operations and Coordination" study. The study demonstrates the need and added value of encoord's software solution SAInt for improving the coordination between gas and electricity network operators. Read the report.

September 2020

Funding ‧ DOE ‧ Hydrogen blending

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announces the 2020 Technology Commercialization Fund projects, including one in which encoord will partner with NREL, SoCalGas, and Stony Brook University to study the Impacts of Hydrogen Blending in Natural Gas Networks. In this project, SAInt will be used to model hydrogen injection in natural gas networks. Read the press release.

June 2020

Webinar ‧ ITAM

encoord' CEO, Dr. Carlo Brancucci, was invited by ITAM, the Mexico Autonomous Institute of Technology, to present in Spanish to a large Mexican audience on the impacts of high penetrations of variable renewable energy sources on power systems. Watch the webinar.

April 2020

Series seed funding round

We thank all the investors for supporting encoord’s growth and the advancement of our mission: to provide decision makers with solutions to decarbonize energy systems. Today is also Earth Day, a great coincidence and a reminder for the importance of finding solutions to enable a carbon-neutral future!

February 2020

Webinar ‧ ISGAN

encoord’s CEO and CTO were invited by the International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN) to give a webinar on "The need to model coupled energy networks to transition to a decarbonized future". Watch the webinar.

December 2019

African Students & Youth Summit

encoord´s CTO, Dr. Kwabena Pambour, was invited to speak at the 2019 African Students & Youth Summit (ASYS) in a panel session on Big Data.

November 2019

Funding ‧ DOE ‧ Electricity & gas network modeling

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announces the 2019 Grid Modernization Lab Call Awards, including HELICS+, a project in which encoord will participate together with other industrial partners and five national laboratories. In this project, SAInt will be used to model electricity and natural gas networks to analyze the increasing interdependency among critical infrastructures. Read the press release.

November 2019

European Utility Week

encoord participated as an Initiate! exhibitor at the 2019 European Utility Week in Paris.

November 2019

E.ON’s :agile demo day

encoord was invited by E.ON’s :agile accelerator to pitch and present their software SAInt at their demo day.

October 2019

Power2Gas Conference

encoord sponsored the 2019 Power2Gas Conference in Marseille. encoord's CEO, Dr. Carlo Brancucci, presented SAInt’s capabilities to model the impacts of P2G on coupled electricity and natural gas networks. encoord’s CTO, Dr. Kwabena Pambour, demonstrated the software SAInt to the audience.

October 2019

gwf Gas + Energy Congress

encoord exhibited at the gwf Gas + Energie Congress on Energy Storage and Sector Coupling in Essen. encoord´s CTO, Dr. Kwabena Pambour, demonstrated the software SAInt to the audience.