ZincFive Selected as 2020 S&P Global Platts Global Energy Awards Finalist

Winners to be Recognized at December 10 Global Energy Awards Virtual Gala

ZincFive named S&P Global Platts Energy Awards Finalist


PORTLAND, Oregon—(October, 2020)— ZincFive has been named a finalist in the S&P Global Platts Global Energy Awards, an annual program recognizing exemplary corporate and individual innovation, leadership and superior performance. The 2020 finalists, chosen from some 300 nominated entries from over three dozen countries, were just announced by program host S&P Global Platts, the leading independent provider of information and benchmark prices for the commodities and energy markets.


ZincFive is a finalist in the Emerging Technology of the Year category for its BC Series Battery Cabinets. ZincFive’s BC Series Battery Cabinets are the world’s first Nickel-Zinc (NiZn) BESS (Battery Energy Storage System) with backward and forward compatibility with megawatt class inverters.  They leverage the transformational characteristics of nickel-zinc batteries to safely provide high power density combined with superior reliability and environmental advantages.  Most impressively, independent, third-party expert analysis of end to end environmental impact shows ZincFive’s nickel-zinc batteries to have a climate impact score significantly superior to lead-acid, lithium and sodium sulfur battery chemistries.

Established in 1999 and often described as “the Oscars” of the energy industry, the S&P Global Platts Global Energy Awards highlight achievement in 21 categories spanning the entire energy complex.

“We’re honored to be chosen as a finalist, among the hundreds of nominations, in the prestigious S&P Global Platts Global Energy Awards,” said ZincFive CEO and Co-Founder, Tim Hysell. “It is recognition of the achievements by the ZincFive team in bringing high performing and sustainable battery and power solutions to global energy markets.”

ZincFive has innovated beyond the battery by designing the BC Series Battery Cabinets to be compatible with existing uninterruptible power and energy storage system designs.  Users can easily take advantage of the benefits of ZincFive’s NiZn battery technology without modification to their existing systems.

“The Global Energy Awards, nominations and finalists continue to reflect the evolution of the industry, highlighting technology innovations, as well as accelerated focus on energy transition to a lower-carbon environment,” said Martin Fraenkel, president, S&P Global Platts. “Innovation, resolve and transformation were characteristic throughout this year’s applications and each of the finalists and nominees are to be congratulated for their accomplishments.”

Winners will be selected from each corresponding group finalists by the Global Energy Awards’ independent panel of judges and announced at the live-streamed Global Energy Awards Virtual Gala on December 10th. Energy Company of the Year will be chosen from the entire list of finalists, regardless of original category.

Emmy and Tony award-winning actor and comedian Jason Alexander (Seinfeld’s “George Costanza”) will emcee and entertain at this year’s Global Energy Awards program. View this link to watch Alexander’s engaging and irreverent Global Energy Awards preview.

To view the full list of Awards categories and list of finalists for the 2020 S&P Global Platts Global Energy Awards visit: https://www.spglobal.com/platts/global-energy-awards/finalists.

About S&P Global Platts
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About ZincFive, Inc.
The modern electrified world requires safe, reliable, powerful and green battery storage to realize the potential of technology for society. ZincFive’s nickel-zinc batteries are the high-power, fail-safe, fully recyclable battery technology powering the future.  ZincFive is the world leader in innovation and delivery of nickel-zinc battery-based uninterruptible power solutions for mission critical applications in Data Centers and Intelligent Transportation as well as providing batteries and storage solutions for Electric Grid reliability and Motive applications. With over 100 patents awarded, ZincFive leverages safe, green nickel-zinc chemistry within its solutions to provide high power density and performance simultaneous with superior safety and environmental advantages. ZincFive is a privately held company based in Tualatin, Oregon. zincfive.com.

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