Saft expands microgrid interests in US with Go Electric acquisition


Saft, a subsidiary of oil major Total, has acquired all shares of Go Electric, a US-based developer of distributed energy resiliency solutions for microgrids and commercial and industrial customers.

Go Electric’s microgrid power controller technology, combined with energy storage, helps customer sites to keep the lights on by islanding them from the grid should a power outage occur. 

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The technology also helps to integrate high levels of distributed renewable energy and reduce energy costs. Go Electric’s solution has been deployed in military microgrids and commercial sites across the US and Canada.

“This acquisition is an important step in Saft’s strategy to accelerate the growth of its energy storage systems business: Saft is now able to expand its scope of expertise from battery design and manufacture to the deployment of integrated turnkey distributed renewable energy storage solutions that connect customer sites to the grid,” said Philippe Sauquet, President Gas, Renewables & Power at Total.

“Go Electric can accelerate its growth beyond North America and benefit from Saft’s brand recognition and longstanding experience in providing high quality products in energy storage” said Lisa Laughner, CEO and co-founder of Go Electric Inc.

“The current evolution in customer requirements is bringing energy storage into a new area of competitiveness and performance. With this Go Electric acquisition, we are expanding our technology portfolio for distributed renewable solutions and reinforcing our footprint in North America” added Hervé Amossé, Saft executive vice president transportation of telecom and grid.