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Sightline Climate Announces Strategic Collaboration with Southern Company to Drive Climate Tech Commercialization

Sightline Climate, a leading climate technology market data and insights platform, announced it was joining forces with Southern Company, a leading energy provider serving more than 9 million customers through its electric and gas subsidiaries, to help accelerate the deployment of climate technology.

As the energy ecosystem rapidly evolves, the ability to understand and interpret diverse market forces is critically important to stay ahead of the curve and enable the clean energy transition. Sightline Climate’s platform offers participants like Southern Company deep insights into the new climate economy to enable the scaling of climate solutions.

With this collaboration, Southern Company becomes the first utility to join Sightline Climate’s Development Partner Program. Sightline and Southern Company will co-innovate to develop datasets, frameworks, and analysis tools to track climate tech commercialization by assessing key players, projects, demand, capital, and economics. The Sightline platform empowers Southern Company to better evaluate sector readiness and identify commercial opportunities, thus advancing its ambitious climate tech deployment strategy.

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“We are thrilled to welcome Southern Company as the first utility in our Development Partners Program,” said Kimberly Zou, CEO and co-founder of Sightline Climate. “By leveraging our platform, which is already a cornerstone application for corporates, governments, and investors for mapping climate tech markets, Southern Company will gain critical insights to more effectively support its climate tech initiatives. This collaboration is a testament to our joint goal of moving from commitments to deployment.”

“Teaming up with Sightline Climate is a strategic move for Southern Company, reinforcing our dedication to innovative solutions for customers,” explained Robin Lanier, director of New Ventures for Southern Company. “As the pioneer Development Partner in the utility sector, we are eager to leverage Sightline’s data-driven analyses and market insights to better understand and prioritize accelerating the most impactful solutions.”


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