The AES Corporation was named to Fast Company’s 2020 edition of Best Workplaces for Innovators, recognizing AES’ commitment to encouraging and supporting its people in the pursuit of leading-edge energy technologies and business development. The list, which goes online and will be published in a special upcoming print issue of Fast Company, places AES among 100 other major US corporations.
“Accelerating a cleaner energy future is our mission,” said Andres Gluski, AES President and CEO. “To achieve our mission, we must constantly innovate, which requires creating a workplace that fosters and promotes new and creative ideas. That is the main reason we have become a global leader in energy storage, renewables and cloud-based digital energy efficiency solutions.”
renewable energy solutions
AES pursues advances in the energy sector through internal programs that foster innovations and, in turn, by expanding the company’s portfolio of carbon-free, 24/7 renewable energy solutions. AES programs such as APEX (AES Performance Excellence) provide their people with opportunities to generate the next big idea that can expand their businesses, operations, and the services that the company provides to their customers.
AES Next initiatives have led to the creation or acquisition of game-changing subsidiaries such at Fluence and Uplight
Over the past 14 years, systems created within the APEX program have made AES a more resilient, sustainable and competitive company. Through APEX, the company’s people have implemented more than 4,400 unique and innovative projects, delivering more than $1.1 billion in financial benefits to the company. AES Next, their business and technology incubator, works toward identifying new and innovative business ventures that provide leading-edge and greener energy solutions.
scalable energy storage technology
AES Next initiatives have led to the creation or acquisition of game-changing subsidiaries such at Fluence and Uplight. Fluence, a company created in partnership with Siemens, is the global provider of scalable energy storage technology and services. AES’ investment in Uplight has allowed AES customers to implement digital technology and data to manage energy use, resulting in greater efficiency and lower customer costs.
By fostering innovation at all levels of their organization and by investing in transformative new businesses, AES has seen tremendous returns on investment. These employee-generated initiatives drive the overall growth the company.