We are very excited about the expanded opportunities that will be available to our valued customers and to our employees
Burlington, MA (Vocus) December 10, 2008
Global energy and utility consulting, testing and certification firm KEMA (http://www.kema.com) today announced the acquisition of RLW Analytics, Inc. (RLW) (http://www.rlw.com). RLW is a leading provider of innovative analytical, engineering, load and market research consulting. The Sonoma, California-based firm has 50 employees in five offices covering all regions of the United States. With the acquisition, KEMA offers clients access to the largest base of global experience and expertise in customer-side energy management and policy. The assumption of RLW's business and operations by KEMA, Inc. shall commence and be effective on January 1, 2009.
"Combining the scale and world class of RLW's capabilities related to building energy performance with KEMA's existing sustainable market capabilities creates an unparalleled one-stop forum for our clients," said Hugo van Nispen, president and managing director of KEMA, Inc. "Managing how and how much electricity we use is a critical factor of the sustainable energy future equation. We're experiencing strong growth in market demand for our unique expertise in this area. With the addition of RLW we are expanding and enhancing our capabilities to deliver innovative, value-creating solutions"
For over 20 years, RLW has been a national leader in the field--studying nearly every market sector from new single family housing to large industrial plants. The firm also has built a strong reputation within the measurement, verification and load research professional communities.
"We are very excited about the expanded opportunities that will be available to our valued customers and to our employees," said Curt Puckett, RLW CEO. Puckett will join KEMA's Dr. Miriam Goldberg as co-leader of the Sustainable Market Strategies practice. RLW founder Roger Wright will remain a senior advisor at KEMA, and will play a key role in the transition of RLW's proprietary software and statistical capabilities.
Engaging end-users in the energy system is a key component of the emerging Smart Grid and of moving towards a more sustainable energy future. KEMA is a pioneer in the field of demand side management and demand response. The firm's Sustainable Market Strategies practice (http://www.kema.com/sms) works with clients to develop customer-focused programs and policies to reshape how electric energy is used - from energy efficiency, demand response, renewable energy, and climate change initiatives.
Founded in 1927, KEMA is a global provider of business and technical consulting, operational support, measurement and inspection, testing and certification for the energy and utility industry. KEMA employs more than 1,700 professionals in 20 countries. The firm's North American consulting operations (KEMA, Inc.) are headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts. KEMA's global headquarters are in Arnhem, the Netherlands with offices worldwide.
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