CleanSpark receives contract to provide intelligent switchgear upgrades and support for a US Embassy located on the African continent
Under the agreement, the diversified software and services company will service the paralleling switchgear controls at the Embassy for a term of 5 years including upgrades to the equipment
CleanSpark’s CEO Zach Bradford said: “This is another exciting development for our intelligent switchgear business”
CleanSpark, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLSK) revealed Wednesday that it has received a contract to provide intelligent switchgear upgrades and support for a US Embassy located on the African continent.
Under the agreement, the diversified software and services company will service the paralleling switchgear controls at the Embassy for a term of 5 years including upgrades to the equipment. Additionally, the company will provide technical and online support to Embassy personnel.
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Trained on systems utilizing a variety of operating modes, CleanSpark said its field service technicians and engineers are capable of servicing or upgrading switchgear installed by CleanSpark’s Critical Power Division, as well as all other paralleling switchgear brands. Maintenance and upgrades will be performed by the CleanSpark team, which is proficient in design and start-up, troubleshooting, training, and providing maintenance on switchgear, paralleling controls, and power distribution equipment it added.
In a statement, CleanSpark’s CEO Zach Bradford said: “This is another exciting development for our intelligent switchgear business. Our team has continued to experience strong sales of our hardware-based solutions, and recently we’ve seen an increase in the maintenance, upgrades, and technical support segments as well. We are excited to have prevailed on this competitive government contract. Aside from the overall economic value, our proposal leverages our prior expertise on secure government projects, as well as the knowledge base and aptitude of the professionals within our staff.”
The Embassy contract follows news on Monday that CleanSpark has commissioned its software on a new solar plus storage microgrid project in Central America.
The company said it is partnered with an energy developer to deploy this unique solution for Micro Technologies SA, a major international assembly and manufacturing company. The microgrid is for their new factory located in the San Jose, Alajuela Province of Costa Rica.
The local clean-energy developer focuses on distributed power generation, storage, and management. They have installed some of the first microgrids in Latin America.
CleanSpark offers software and intelligent controls for microgrid and distributed energy resource management systems and innovative strategy and design services. The company provides advanced energy software and control technology that allows energy users to obtain resiliency and economic optimization. Its software is uniquely capable of enabling a microgrid to be scaled to the user’s specific needs and can be widely implemented across commercial, industrial, military, agricultural and municipal deployment.
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ITEM 1. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS
From time to time, we may become involved in lawsuits, investigations and claims that arise in the ordinary course of business.
On January 11, 2016, Myers Power Products, Inc., a specialty electrical products manufacturer, filed suit with the Superior Court of the State of California, County of Los Angeles, against us, PCEP and two PCEP employees who are former employees of Myers Power Products, Inc., Geo Murickan, the president of PCEP (“Murickan”), and Brett DeChellis (“DeChellis”), alleging, among other things, that Murickan wrongly used and retained confidential business information of Myers Power Products, Inc. for the benefit of us and PCEP, in breach of their confidentiality agreement and/or employment agreement entered into with Myers Power Products, Inc., and that we and PCEP knowingly received and used such confidential business information. Myers Power Products, Inc. is seeking injunctive relief enjoining us, PCEP and our employees from using its confidential business information and compensatory damages of an unspecified unlimited amount (exceeding $25,000); however, the Company has recognized approximately $1.2 million for expected costs related to this litigation. On March 18, 2016, we filed an answer to the complaint, denying generally each and every allegation and relief sought by Myers Power Products, Inc. and seeking dismissal based on, among other things, failure to state facts sufficient to constitute a cause of action. A pre-trial status conference is scheduled to be held on August 18, 2020. We intend to contest the matter vigorously. Due to the uncertainties of litigation, however, we can give no assurance that we, PCEP and our employees will prevail on any claims made against us, PCEP and our employees in any such lawsuit. Also, we can give no assurance that any other lawsuits or claims brought in the future will not have an adverse effect on our financial condition, liquidity or operating results.
On October 4, 2019, the dividend that was payable by the Company was enjoined by court order of the Superior Court of California related to the foregoing case. The Company continues to contest the order. As of the date of this filing, this court order remains in place. On October 16, 2019, Myers Power Products, Inc. filed an ex parte application arguing the Company had violated, or intended to violate the modified preliminary injunction and sought order from the court for the Company to post a bond in an amount of $30,000 or more. The court continued the hearing, and ultimately ordered the companies to post a $12 million bond. The Company has cancelled the dividend in lieu of posting the bond.
There are also two appeals pending in the California Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District (“Court of Appeal”) in connection with the litigation with Myers Power Products, Inc. Case no. B301494 is an appeal of the October 4, 2019 order modifying a previously issued preliminary injunction. Case no. B302943 is an appeal of the November 26, 2019 order enjoining Pioneer Power Solutions, Inc. and Pioneer Custom Electrical Products Corp. to obtain and post a $12 million bond. On April 10, 2020, the Court of Appeal granted our motion to combine the two appeals. The combined opening brief is due August 24, 2020. We currently do not expect these appeals to be scheduled to be heard until early 2021.
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As of the date hereof, we are not aware of or a party to any legal proceedings to which we or any of our subsidiaries is a party or to which any of our property is subject, nor are we aware of any such threatened or pending litigation or any such proceedings known to be contemplated by governmental authorities other than the forgoing suit filed by Myers Power Products, Inc. that we believe could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition or operating results. See Note 13 – Commitments and Contingencies included in the notes to our consolidated financial statements included in this Annual Report on Form 10-K.
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