February 4, 2021: Siemens and AES joint venture Fluence has named Marek Kubik managing director of its UK, Ireland and Israel business, Kubik announced on the digital networking platform LinkedIn at the end of January.
Kubik was market director for the energy storage firm AES in May 2016 and co-founded Fluence in a similar capacity in 2018, where he has remained ever since.
“After five exponential years helping to scale up our UK and Ireland pipeline from 5MWh to over 1,200MWh, Israel has a trajectory to more than double that volume of batteries in half the time,” he said on the post.
“Having been involved in the market opening of Israel since 2017, it’s fantastic to see the cogs click into place and the market to open with such speed.”
He has also advised the United Nations’ Cleaner Electricity Systems, looking at technology to reduce emissions.
Fluence began in July 2017 when energy storage integrators AES Advancion and Siemens Siestorage created the technology and services company.
Since then it has deployed or been awarded contracts to install 2,400MW of storage in 100 projects in 24 countries, it says.
It is headed by Manuel Pérez Dubuc as CEO, who worked as senior VP of global new energy solutions at AES.