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August 6, 2014 — Company

YARD ENERGY Group selects Breeze wind farm management system

YARD ENERGY Group develops, finances and manages wind farms in the Netherlands, Belgium, Finland and Poland. The company currently has 84 MW in operation with an additional 50 MW coming online in 2014/15 and a development pipeline exceeding 800 MW.

Jonas Corné
CEO, Greenbyte

YARD ENERGY Group serves different types of investors, ranging from private individuals to institutional investors. As a founding partner in a renewable energy crowd-funding initiative (www.duurzaaminvesteren.nl) the general public can purchase bonds in specific wind farms with 6% annual yield, a creative way to raise capital and create a broader public acceptance.

Teele Horstra, Chief Operating Officer at YARD ENERGY Group, says “We selected Breeze to become our ‘Single Source of Truth’ for all wind farms in our portfolio. With Breeze we can verify availability and performance reports from a multitude of turbine manufacturers, monitor wind farms from an operational perspective, and do reporting for various stakeholders. Our third-party contractors will all be working off our Breeze Platform. The webservices provided by Breeze allow us to redistribute data across custom mobile apps, dashboards and widgets to serve a variety of needs and audiences”.

With a strict financial perspective on investments and a deep understanding of modern software architecture, YARD ENERGY Group has taken a revolutionary approach to its infrastructure, allowing them to manage a large portfolio with a small team of professionals using cost effective management processes. Breeze will be an integral part in delivering data for business intelligence and reporting by centralizing production figures, forecasts, budgets, availability metrics and power prices.

Teele continues "Excellent insight into performance of wind farms under management is of highest importance to maximize return on investment. Breeze Production is the most modern software for wind farm management out there. Of all products evaluated, none were built from the ground up using a true cloud-based Software-as-a-Service approach. With its cloud based technology platform, hosted on Amazon Web Services, Breeze fits right into our IT strategy of leveraging the latest web-based solutions for efficient and cost effective asset management that is fully scalable-upon-demand by design and where you pay as you grow.”

“We are very happy YARD ENERGY has selected Breeze Production. In addition to being a customer, YARD ENERGY is a valuable partner in our product development efforts as they have a modern mindset and agile way of doing business. We support their vision to provide a full 360-degree view into all aspects of a wind farm project, always putting their customer – the investor – first. We will ensure they are in the very best position to serve their customers and to enhance our product with some of their outside-the-box ideas.” says Breeze CEO Jonas Corné.

About YARD ENERGY Group

YARD ENERGY Group is one of the largest Dutch private investment firms in the area of onshore wind farms. YARD ENERGY develops, finances and manages wind farms in the Netherlands, Belgium, Finland and Poland. YARD ENERGY is also a trusted advisor to companies that are looking for practical support to achieve their renewable energy ambitions in the area of wind energy.

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