Voltus, chargeFUZE to spark up ‘The Garden’


Madison Square Garden added new partners Image: Madison Square Garden

The Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp. (US) announced recently a partnership with Voltus, Inc. (‘Voltus’) naming the leading distributed energy resource (DER) software platform an Official Partner of the Arena at Madison Square Garden.

‘yahoo!finance’ stated that Voltus and Madison Square Garden will work together to implement demand response services and identify and execute energy reduction initiatives during peak energy usage periods and grid stress.

The Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp. is an American entertainment holding company based in New York City (US). The company was established in 2020 when The Madison Square Garden Company spun off its non-sports assets as an independent, publicly-traded company.

Voltus is the leading software platform connecting distributed energy resources to electricity markets, delivering less expensive, more reliable, and more sustainable electricity.

The 20,789-capacity Madison Square Garden, colloquially known as ‘The Garden’ or by its initials MSG, is a multipurpose indoor arena in New York City. It is located in Midtown Manhattan between Seventh and Eighth avenues from 31st to 33rd Street, above Pennsylvania Station.

Remarked Ron Skotarczak, Executive Vice- President, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp, “This partnership with Voltus will have a tremendous impact on the day-to-day operations at Madison Square Garden, for both our sports and entertainment events. Our partnership allows us to help New York’s electricity grid by conserving and shifting energy at the times when it’s most needed. We welcome Voltus to our ever-growing marketing partnership family and are grateful for the technology they will contribute to ‘The Garden’.”

Observed Gregg Dixon, Voltus CEO, “It’s a privilege to help Madison Square Garden support their community and grid by using the Voltus platform to harness the power of its distributed energy resources. Using our technology and expertise, MSG will be able to monetize its flexibility. It’s a win-win-win for the City’s leader in sports and entertainment.”

‘yahoo!finance’ further stated that as part of the marketing agreement, Voltus will enjoy significant marketing exposure and branding on the digital boards outside of Madison Square Garden, which are on display to the millions of people who walk by ‘The Garden’ every day. In addition, Voltus will become a member of the Madison Square Garden Marketing Partnerships ‘Bridge-to-Business Council’ which is a select number of marketing partners geared at facilitating business-to-business with one another.

The Voltus software platform connects nearly 2,600 megawatts of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) to electricity markets, maximizing the availability of these resources to grid operators. Voltus is the only DER software platform integrated into all nine US and Canadian wholesale power markets.

Voltus works with many of the world’s largest commercial and industrial energy users, connecting all types of DERs to the grid, including energy storage, distributed generation, demand response, and energy efficiency.

chargeFUZE Partnership

Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp. (MSGE) also announced recently a partnership with chargeFUZE, naming the innovative technology company an Official Partner of the Arena at Madison Square Garden, as well as the Official On-The-Go Mobile Charging Partner of ‘The Garden’. Beginning tonight, 10 autonomous chargeFUZE stations will be located throughout the arena and available for guests to use during events, enabling them to scan a QR code and check out a portable phone charger that they can take with them on-the- go to charge their devices. In addition, there will be chargeFUZE stations located in the lobby of the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden.

‘Benzinga’ quoted Skotarczak as stating, “Whenever someone attends an event at Madison Square Garden, or any of the venues that we own and operate, providing them with a world-class experience remains our number one priority. We never stop looking for opportunities to make events more enjoyable and seamless, and our partnership with chargeFUZE will continue to help make our mission possible with easy and innovative charging access for our guests.”

chargeFUZE is the largest and most innovative provider of high-speed on-the-go mobile charging, allowing users to charge their mobile devices while keeping their device in their possession. It is making the experience of mobile charging ubiquitous by eliminating the need to buy a battery, bring a charging cord everywhere, or wait for a charge tethered to antiquated public charging stations.

Remarked Ryan Levy, Co-Founder of chargeFUZE, “We’re extremely pleased to announce our strategic partnership with one of the true meccas of entertainment and sports, Madison Square Garden. At our core, we are hyper focused on elevating the guest experience at arenas, stadiums and a variety of other venue types across the country.”

Co-Founder Brandon Afari went on to say, “With our innovative technology solution, we are excited to bring true mobility to MSG and its fans. ChargeFUZE locations are strategically located on each level of the Garden and at the Hulu Theater, enabling guests to easily grab a portable charger and never miss a moment of the action.”

‘Benzinga’ further stated that with a presence nationwide, the chargeFUZE network allows for convenient pick up and drops off at any one of their locations.

chargeFUZE’s partnership with Madison Square Garden marks yet another location on a growing list of locations offering chargeFUZE in the New York area. From flagship sports venues and shopping malls, to bars and coffee shops, New Yorkers will have chargeFUZE at their fingertips.

As part of the partnership, chargeFUZE will also receive prominent branding exposure through in-arena LED and IPTV messaging on event nights, within the MSG Venue App and on the digital boards outside of Madison Square Garden, which are on display to the millions of people who walk by ‘The Garden’ every day.

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