EWPG Holding AB: Interim report for the period 1 January - 30 September 2020
Third quarter of 2020
STOCKHOLM, Nov. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --
Numbers in parentheses refers to outcomes during the corresponding period of the previous year.
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Significant events after the reporting date
A Word From the CEO
"We now at last have a hugely important opportunity to reimagine our world through the lens of Sustainable Markets, and to put people and planet at the heart of global value creation." - HRH Prince Charles, Prince of Wales.
Prior to the pandemic, more than 800 million people worldwide lacked access to electricity. Billions more have their potential diminished by unreliable or insufficient energy access, predominantly provided by carbon-emitting fuels. The energy accessibility gap has further widened because of the pandemic. This year alone, more than 100 million people have seen their electricity access severed because they couldn't pay their bills during the pandemic, with the toll falling disproportionately on the poor and most vulnerable. The World Bank estimates that the combined impact of climate change and the damage done by Covid-19 will push 132 million people into poverty.
"There's no going back to the past, to before-Covid. We need to reimagine the future we want," said Dr. Rajiv J. Shah, President of the Rockefeller Foundation. "To meet this moment, we must leverage all our resources and relationships to build an equitable, sustainable future, where everyone has the opportunity to realize their full potential and climate disaster is avoided. The time to act is right now to make sure vulnerable children and families are included in the pandemic response and recovery."
The Rockefeller Foundation committed to invest 1 Billion USD over the next three years to catalyse a more inclusive, green recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic. Other prominent leaders, governments, and organizations are also rising to the occasion and have committed to advancing significant and ground-breaking green recovery plans. For example, in June 2020, the EU launched a €750bn coronavirus recovery package of which 37% of the funding was to be allocated towards green initiatives that improve energy efficiency, reduce dependence on fossil fuels, and invest in preserving and restoring nature.4 Also, The Sustainable Markets Initiative, was launched by HRH Prince Charles of Wales, in response to the increasing threats posed by climate change and biodiversity loss.
In this quarter, Eco Wave Power is proud to be profiled in the Sustainable Market Initiative by HRH Prince of Wales, The World Economic Forum, and the Bank of America. The initiative reinforces the rising commitment of global leaders for the implementation of clean and sustainable energy production solutions, to catalyse green recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic and stresses the fact that now more than ever, wave energy is being acknowledged as a significant part of the green recovery plan.
Here, at Eco Wave Power, we are humbly accepting such acknowledgment with the understanding that we hold great responsibility for the future of our planet. As a result, in Q3, Eco Wave Power's team has performed an admirable and mission-driven work, thus making me identify this quarter with the acronym "PAIRS". I deem the acronym "PAIRS" as suitable, as everyone worked together in great harmony, towards a joint mission.
Personally, I found it the team work remarkable, especially given the unexpected hardships presented by Covid-19. Our efforts this quarter, have resulted in the following:
Projects Progress- In terms of our projects, we have seen important progress in our EWP-EDF One project (Israel) and our planned project in Portugal. During this quarter, our company has secured the engineering coordination permit necessary for the deployment of the grid-connection works and is working towards the finalization of the software for our second grid connected power station.
Whereas in Portugal we have established a local subsidiary and commenced collaboration with Painhas Engineering and Construction company in Portugal to accomplish the licensing for the APDL project in an efficient and timely manner.
Awareness- In terms of awareness and recognition, during this quarter, our company has enjoyed increased visibility in high profile media outlets and organizations; The company was featured and recognized by Fast Company as "Most Creative People in Business", by Sifted as "European tech pioneers shaping the post-pandemic world", in addition to becoming the recipient of the Green Innovation Award by the UK Department of International Trade. Moreover, Meaningful Business, has recognised Eco Wave Power as a Meaningful Business 100 (MB100) leader for 2020 and Eco Wave Power was shortlisted for the Falling Falls Science Breakthrough of the year in the Engineering and Technology Category. Furthermore, we were extremely honored to be featured on RE:TV by the Sustainable Markets Initiative, curated by editor-in-chief, His Royal Highness, Prince Charles of Wales. It showcases inspiring innovations and ideas that point towards a sustainable future.
Increasing Pipeline Projects Intake- By working digitally over the past quarter we have been able to effectively respond to the continued heightened interest for our technology that we have been witnessing, due to increase in awareness and recognition for the company's work. Customers are vastly more accepting of digital meetings, allowing us to conduct multiple meetings with people on different continents in a single day. This resulted in three new letters of Intent; a 2MW LOI with the Port of Shoreham in the UK and an LOI with Diamond Energy for an up to 20MW PPA in Australia, as well as a 20MW LOI with the Port of Bilbao in Spain. This reinforces the growing global commitment and interest in the Eco Wave Power Technology.
Reinforcing Financial Position- During this quarter our business development team has worked towards the submission of several large-scale grants, aimed at supporting Eco Wave Power's R&D efforts, as well as the company's commercial roll-out plan. Securing these grants, will have significant value for the Eco Wave Power shareholders and for our commercialization process.
Successfully expanding the company's products offering- In our annual report, we communicated that our company is planning to expand its product offering by providing increased project development products and services. One of the services presented in the report, was commencing feasibility studies for our potential clients, which will add costumer value and provide an additional revenue stream for the company. In this quarter, I am very pleased to present that we have achieved this goal, with the first MOU and Feasibility Study Agreement signed with MSMART Future Technology in Vietnam, and several additional such agreements on the way (to be announced soon). In addition, we are even further expanding our product portfolio through the development of our new preventative-predictive and corrective smart Wave Power Verification (WPV) software. As soon as we will finalize the software's development, we will add it to our product portfolio and position Eco Wave Power not only as a technology provider, but also as a world-leader in a proprietary software for the growth of the whole industry. We plan to release the software for use by third parties, such as other wave energy developers, as well as relevant research institutions and leading universities, through unique licensing agreements. We strongly believe that the production of clean electricity from the waves is an important segment for the fight against climate change and are looking forward to contributing to the sector's rapid development and commercialization.
In summary, I feel content with the PAIRS quarter, as we have worked purposefully while continuously ticking off important interim goals along the way of our main objective, which is wave energy commercialization.
For the full interim report, please click here.
About EWPG Holding AB
EWPG Holding AB (publ) ("Eco Wave Power") is a leading onshore wave energy technology company that developed a patented, smart and cost-efficient technology for turning ocean and sea waves into green electricity. Eco Wave Power's mission is to assist in the fight against climate change by enabling commercial power production from sea and ocean waves.
EWP is recognized as a "Pioneering Technology" by the Israel's Ministry of Energy and was labelled as an "Efficient Solution" by the Solar Impulse Foundation. Furthermore, EWP's project in Gibraltar has received funding from the European Union Regional Development Fund and from the European Commission's HORIZON2020 framework program. The company was also recently recognized by the United Nations in receiving the "Climate Action Award", which was granted to the company during COP25 in Madrid, Spain.
The Eco Wave Power share (ECOWVE) is traded on Nasdaq First North Growth Market. Read more about Eco Wave Power at: www.ecowavepower.com.
FNCA Sweden AB is Certified Advisor of the Company (+46 8-528 00 399, email@example.com).
This information is information that the Company is required to disclose under the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was provided by the contact persons below for publication on 27 November 2020 at 08.00 CET.
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Inna Braverman, CEO
Andreas Kihlblom, CFO
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Company Codes: ISIN:SE0012569663, Stockholm:ECOWVE
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