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Gexa Energy Teams Up with AutoGrid to offer New Demand Response Programs in ERCOT

Programs inform customers about peak demand periods and high electricity prices, providing them the opportunity to slightly adjust energy consumption to significantly reduce their energy costs.

HOUSTON & REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Gexa Energy, LP, a leading retail electricity provider in Texas, and AutoGrid Systems, the Energy Internet leader, today introduced three new demand response programs for commercial and industrial customers located in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) market. Gexa Energy is offering ControlComm powered by AutoGrid’s enterprise grade, intelligent and highly scalable Demand Response Optimization & Management System. The platform provides business customers ...

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NextEra Energy Services Teams Up with AutoGrid to offer New Demand Response Programs in PJM

Programs inform customers about peak demand periods and high electricity prices, providing them opportunities to slightly adjust energy consumption to significantly reduce their energy costs.

HOUSTON, Texas & REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–NextEra Energy Services, a leading residential and commercial electricity services provider, and AutoGrid Systems, the Energy Internet leader, today introduced two new demand response programs for commercial and industrial customers located in PJM markets. NextEra Energy Services is offering ControlComm powered by AutoGrid’s enterprise grade, intelligent, and highly scalable Demand Response Optimization & Management System. The platform provides business customers opportunities to lower their ...

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As DERs proliferate, utilities ramp up investments in storage startups

These investments keep utilities ahead of the curve and vet new technologies

Energy storage is not just growing in terms of deployments, it is also been attracting a growing level of investment from industry and the utility sector.

Just this month, Exelon affiliate Constellation Technology Ventures invested an undisclosed sum in Qnovo, a provider of software designed to enhance battery performance. Also in June, the venture capital arm of General Electric made a mid double-digit million-euro investment in German energy storage hardware and services provider Sonnen.

“Utilities are looking to capitalize on the potential of distributed energy and have turned to venture investment ...

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A New Smart City Model Is Emerging

Instead of the sweeping overhaul first envisioned, today’s smart city initiatives are evolving on a far more modest scale.

IBM got the ball rolling a decade ago when it began suggesting that emerging technologies could dramatically change the way cities served their populations. A new wave of sensors, meters, data collection and data processing tools: All these would come together to radically change the urban landscape, to create what came to be known as the “smart city.”

It was a grand vision, a sweeping ambition. “From a technology perspective it was about everything being interconnected and intelligent,” said Jennifer Belissent, principal analyst ...

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AutoGrid’s $20M VC Round Brings New Strategic Partners On Board for Big Energy Data

The Silicon Valley startup lands an investment from utility consortium Energy Impact Partners and China’s Envision Group.

AutoGrid Systems has spent the past four years putting its big-data software platform and applications to use for a widening set of energy industry needs, from optimizing demand response programs for U.S. utilities, to enabling virtual power plants in Europe.

On Tuesday, the Redwood City, Calif.-based startup announced a $20 million financing round, co-led by two new investors with connections to more potential customers for software that can make sense of data coming from millions of devices.

The first is Energy Impact Partners, an investment firm ...

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There’s Big Money In Energy Big Data

The energy Internet is coming.

Some day the power grid may operate a lot more intelligently, using data sources like the Internet does. But until then, there will be a growing need for new technology to create, crunch, and analyze energy data.

On Tuesday, startup AutoGrid, which has developed data analytics for utilities, announced that it’s raised another round of $20 million. It is just one example of the heightened interest by investors and entrepreneurs in new data tools for the energy industry.

The funding was led by Energy Impact Partners, an investment group that raised money from power companies like Southern ...

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AutoGrid raises over $20 mn from consortium led by EIP

AutoGrid Systems announced that it has raised over $20 million in financing from a consortium of global strategic investors.

AutoGrid plans to use the funding to further develop its Energy Internet suite of applications and to extend marketing and sales efforts in North America, Asia and Europe.

The consortium is led by the utility-backed fund Energy Impact Partners (EIP), an investment firm representing four of the largest utilities in the United States and United Kingdom, and Envision Ventures, a Silicon Valley-based fund focused on software for big data, the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) and security.

The consortium also includes Envision Energy, one ...

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AutoGrid raises over $20m to develop Internet of Things energy software

Smart energy systems firm will use funding to further develop and market Energy Internet software applications

AutoGrid Systems has raised more than $20m financing from a group of global investors to help further develop and market its Internet of Things (IoT) smart energy software applications, the company announced this week.

The funding was secured from a consortium led by Energy Impact Partners, which represents four major utilities in the US and the UK – Southern Company, National Grid, Xcel Energy and Oncor. In addition, the consortium includes renewable energy technology developer Envision Energy.

AutoGrid said the funding would be used to further develop ...

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Utility fund backs big data company AutoGrid in VC round

Dive Brief:

AutoGrid Systems has raised $20 million in venture capital financing from Energy Impact Partners, a utility group that includes Southern Company, Xcel Energy, Oncor and National Grid, and Envision Ventures.

The new funding will go toward expanding the “Energy Internet” suite of applications built on AutoGrid’s underlying software, as well as to expand sales and marketing in North America, Europe and Asia.

The Silicon Valley-based fund was created last year by Chinese wind turbine maker and renewable energy developer Envision Energy, which also joined the new financing round, Greentech Media reports. The new round brings AutoGrid’s total funding to date ...

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AutoGrid Raises $20 Million in Series C-2 Round

Significant market momentum attracts global strategic investors including 
Energy Impact Partners, Envision Ventures and E.ON

REDWOOD CITY, Calif— May 24, 2016—AutoGrid Systems, the Energy Internet leader, announced today that it has raised over $20 million in financing from a consortium of global strategic investors. AutoGrid plans to use the funding to further develop its Energy Internet suite of applications and to extend marketing and sales efforts in North America, Asia and Europe.

The consortium is led by the utility-backed fund Energy Impact Partners (EIP), an investment firm representing four of the largest utilities in the United States ...

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AutoGrid Wins Greentech Media 2016 Grid Edge Award

AutoGrid’s Energy Internet applications enable utilities, energy service providers and project developers to manage distributed energy resources in real-time and at scale.

REDWOOD CITY, CALIF. — April 19, 2016 — AutoGrid Systems, the leader in Energy Internet software, has been named a Grid Edge 2016 Award winner by Greentech Media. The Grid Edge Awards represent the top twenty companies or projects (e.g. utility deployments) that have a demonstrated potential to shape tomorrow’s distributed energy system.

“The electricity grid is being transformed, from a fossil-fuel based, centralized system for delivering electrons into a renewable-friendly and flexible energy network that can seamlessly ...

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New Hampshire Electric Cooperative Goes Live with Three New Residential and Small and Medium-Sized Business Demand Response Programs Using AutoGrid DROMS

AutoGrid enables NHEC to implement consumer-friendly programs, using Internet-connected water heaters, space heaters and air conditioners, to lower members’ electricity costs.

REDWOOD CITY, CALIF. — April 14, 2016 — AutoGrid Systems, the leader in Energy Internet software, today announced that the New Hampshire Electric Cooperative (NHEC), one of the largest consumer-owned electric distribution utilities in New England, has launched three new residential and small and medium-sized business Demand Response (DR) programs using AutoGrid’s award-winning Demand Response Optimization & Management System (DROMS) solution.

With the intelligent, scalable, cloud-based DROMS solution, NHEC will be able to shift the energy consumption of ...

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AutoGrid Named a 2016 New Energy Pioneer by Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Energy Internet leader recognized as a game-changing company in clean energy technology and innovation

REDWOOD CITY, CA — April 4, 2016: AutoGrid Systems, the leader in Energy Internet software, was today named a 2016 New Energy Pioneer by Bloomberg New Energy Finance, a leading provider of unique analysis, tools and data for decision makers driving change in the energy system. Dr. Amit Narayan, founder and CEO of AutoGrid, accepted the award on the company’s behalf at the Bloomberg Future of Energy Summit in New York City.

Every year, Bloomberg recognizes ten game-changing companies in industries including advanced transportation, bioenergy, energy storage, solar, ...

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Analytics Challenges In A Renewable Energy Paradigm

Demand response, energy flow modelling and situational intelligence are areas where data analytics is making an impact on utility operations.

The deployment of intermittent renewables and endpoints such as meters and sensors is increasing the need for analytics to provide real-time (or near real-time) insight on the state of the grid and flows of energy.

At the E-world Energy & Water 2016 trade show in Essen, Germany, Engerati sat down with three companies active in the analytics space in Germany and/or more broadly in Europe to discuss the challenges and how they are addressing them.

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AutoGrid Announces a Record Year with Sixteen New Customer Agreements and a 350 Percent Increase in Distributed Energy Resources Under Contract

Energy industry’s increasing need to manage distributed energy resources in a scalable, intelligent and unified manner drives worldwide adoption of AutoGrid’s Flexible Asset Management solution

REDWOOD CITY, CA — February 8, 2016: AutoGrid Systems, the leader in Energy Internet software, today announced that the company is seeing rapid adoption of its Energy Internet suite of applications, with a 350 percent increase, to a total of 550 megawatts, of distributed energy resources (DERs) under contract. The DERs under management include Combined Heat and Power (CHP) units, energy storage systems, smart solar inverters, HVAC systems, commercial building lighting systems, Electric Vehicle ...

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Amit Narayan: How Software Can Eat The Energy Industry And Help Save The World

By embracing the 4th Industrial Revolution, we transform the electric grid and we can improve access to affordable, reliable power.

As we enter the 4th Industrial Revolution, technological innovations — particularly advances in software — are increasingly being used to address some of the world’s most pressing issues. Perhaps nowhere is software’s ability to solve our most difficult challenges more apparent than in energy. Big Data, artificial intelligence, machine learning and the Internet of Things (IoT) are enabling us to transform the electric grid — making it cleaner, more affordable and more reliable.

It is true that software can’t actually generate ...

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AutoGrid Is Named to the 2015 Global Cleantech 100


AutoGrid recognized as one of the top private companies in clean technology

REDWOOD CITY, CA. — January 25, 2016: AutoGrid Systems, a leader in big data analytics and predictive control software for the electricity and energy industry, today announced it was named in the prestigious 2015 Global Cleantech 100, produced by Cleantech Group.

The Global Cleantech 100 represents the most innovative and promising ideas in cleantech. Featuring companies that are best positioned to solve tomorrow’s clean technology challenges, Global Cleantech 100 is a comprehensive list of private companies with the highest potential to make the most significant ...

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Analytics Comes to the Smart Grid

As more renewable energy sources come online, energy storage has grown in importance, especially when the sun sets each day and the wind stops blowing. Predictive analytics and control software are now being applied to the problem of energy storage as a way to monitor and control demand spikes and connect storage systems to the emerging smart grid.

The latest example comes from AutoGrid Systems Calif., the developer of an “energy data platform” that uses smart meter, sensor and other utility data to generate a real-time assessment of energy consumption and recommendations for efficient power distribution. AutoGrid, Redwood City, Calif., announced ...

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Lions, Pizza & the Energy Internet of Things

Back in the old days, the electric grid was pretty straight-forward. Power plants generated electricity and sent it over wires to homes and businesses. Then came the energy internet of things.

The things — such as solar panels, learning thermostats, electric vehicles, energy storage and even human idiosyncrasy – add tremendous complexity.

To say energy management has become like herding cats understates the consequences. It’s more like herding lions with failure meaning danger to electric reliability.

Software company AutoGrid is demonstrating a way to keep the lions heading the right way – indeed to negotiate a path that uses the energy internet ...

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The Emerging “Energy IoT”

Seismic shifts are taking place in power markets and industry in the U.S., E.U. and around the world. Faced with policy and regulatory reforms that call on them to rapidly and significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, power utilities are also being challenged to keep up with rapid advances, sharply falling costs and growth in use of renewable energy and smart grid technologies. Recognizing the “writing on the wall,” they’re turning to the latest information and communications technologies (ICT) in a bid to maintain their position at the apex of the power industry pyramid. Such efforts place strictly regulated, conservatively run ...

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Electro Power Systems Partners with AutoGrid to 
Build Software-Defined Power Plants™ Using Hydrogen Energy Storage Systems

AutoGrid’s Predictive Controls™ technology enables EPS energy storage customers to minimize demand charges and participate in advanced grid flexibility programs.

PARIS, FRANCE and REDWOOD CITY, CA. —December 14, 2015— AutoGrid Systems, a leader in big data analytics and control software for the electricity and energy industry, and Electro Power Systems (EPS), a leader in smart oxygen and hydrogen-based integrated systems for clean energy storage, today announced that EPS has selected AutoGrid’s Predictive Controls™ technology to build and operate Software-Defined Power Plants™ with their energy storage systems.

AutoGrid’s unique and patented Predictive Controls™ technology provides EPS customers with the ability to ...

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AutoGrid Systems Strikes Deal With Dutch Energy Provider For Software-Defined Power Plant

AutoGrid Systems, a demand response software company based in Redwood City, CA, said on Thursday that a Dutch power company is deploying the first Software-Defined Power Plant using AutoGrid System’s signature software technologies.

The Eneco Group, an energy company that provides power to more than two million customers in the Netherlands and Belgium, built the virtual power plant using AutoGrid System’s controls and automation software platform.

Eneco is redefining the marketer’s role in the power supply chain. Rather than providing a one-directional link channeling the flow of power from producers to consumers, Eneco is trying to enable behind the meter generation by ...

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Eneco Partners with AutoGrid to Deploy Industry’s First Software Defined Power Plant to Integrate Renewable Energy into the Dutch Electric Grid

AutoGrid’s breakthrough Predictive Controls™ technology enables Eneco to trade energy flexibility across a network of distributed energy resources in real-time, and at scale

REDWOOD CITY, CALIF. —November 11, 2015—AutoGrid Systems, a leader in big data analytics for the electricity and energy industry, today announced that Eneco Group, the leading Dutch sustainable energy group dedicated to helping its clients to save, use, exchange or sell energy, which serves more than 2 million residential and business users, has selected its Predictive Controls™ technology and its flagship application, DROMS, to build and deploy the industry’s first Software Defined Power Plant™. This solution enables Eneco ...

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Smart grids attract smart money: ‘With the IoT it’s the energy use cases that are attracting investors’, says AutoGrid

New developments in the generation, distribution and consumption of electricity have made the energy sector a hotbed of innovation in what has become known as the Internet of Energy.

“With the IoT more generally, the marketing hype has largely gone ahead of the reality,” says Raj Pai, global head products and marketing at energy analytics firm AutoGrid. “But where people are spending is in the energy use cases. These are the ones that are getting funded.”

There are a couple of key reasons for this in addition to the size and centrality of the energy sector itself. One is because energy is ...

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AutoGrid Enables Utilities And Consumers To Get More From EVs

 Energy demand for EV charging is stronger than from any other electricity-powered device, motivating companies to find solutions to help both consumers and utilities.

The growth in electric vehicles is creating a challenge for utility companies, as more EVs translate into the need for more charging stations to keep them up and running. But when drivers plug their EVs into a charging station either at home or at a shared public station, the energy demand is stronger than from any other electricity-powered device, motivating companies to find solutions to relieve grid stress, increase energy efficiency, and save costs for EV drivers.

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AutoGrid Selected as a 2015 Platts Global Energy Rising Star of the Year Award Finalist

Company Recognized for Its Strong Market Momentum in the Energy Internet Sector

REDWOOD CITY, CA, Oct 05, 2015 (Marketwired via COMTEX) — AutoGrid, a leader in big data analytics solutions for the energy industry, has been named a finalist in the Platts Global Energy Awards, an annual program recognizing exemplary industry leadership and innovation. The 2015 finalists, chosen from nearly 200 nominees from nearly three dozen nominating countries and representing four continents, were announced by program host Platts.

AutoGrid is a finalist in the Rising Star Company category, which recognizes the achievements of either a startup business or an existing business that ...

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Please join AutoGrid at these upcoming Internet of Things, Distributed Energy, and Demand Response events

17th PLMA Spring Conference, April 19-20, San Francisco, CA; AutoGrid will be exhibiting at Table #12.

Hannover Messe, April 25-29, Hannover, Germany; look for AutoGrid in the E.ON booth.

4th Annual California Energy Summit, May 10-12, Santa Monica, CA; AutoGrid Solution Architect Rahul Kar will be featured on May 12 from 10:30-11:30 AM on a panel titled “Panel Discussion: DR and EE in California.”

Asian Utility Week, May 31 – June 1, Bankgok, Thailand

Smart Energies Expo, May 31 – June 1, Paris, France; AutoGrid Solution Architect Basile Bouquet will be speaking.

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AutoGrid Selected as a Red Herring Top 100 North America Winner

San Diego, CA, June 2015 — Red Herring today announced its Top 100 North America award winners in recognition of the leading private companies from the region, celebrating these startups’ innovations and technologies across their respective industries.

Red Herring Top 100 America enlists outstanding entrepreneurs and promising companies. It selects the award winners from approximately 1,200 privately financed companies each year in the US and Canada. Since 1996, Red Herring has kept tabs on these up-and-comers. Red Herring editors were among the first to recognize that companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Skype, Salesforce.com, YouTube, Palo Alto Networks and eBay ...

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AutoGrid Systems Selected as World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer 2015

Global Innovation Award recognizes AutoGrid Systems for innovation achievements in predictive analytics to optimize the electrical system.

August 26, 2014
AutoGrid Systems, a leader in big data analytics and cloud computing solutions for the energy industry, has been named a World Economic Forum Pioneer for 2015 for its breakthrough technologies that will help expand electric grids to provide more people around the world with access to power.

The World Economic Forum Technology Pioneers program recognizes companies from around the globe that have demonstrated the ability to harness innovation and creativity to develop transformative solutions that hold the potential to have ...

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Bonneville Power implements demand response with AutoGrid

June 19, 2015 – by Editors of Electric Light & Power/ POWERGRID International

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Bonneville Power Administration, an agency of the U.S. Department of Energy, is using AutoGrid’s award-winning Demand Response Optimization & Management System (DROMS) to schedule and signal demand response events.

Since February, BPA has used the system to execute more than 20 events in the range of 18 to 28 MW, and, in total, has shed more than 500 MWh.

BPA uses DROMS to help administer its aggregator managed demand response demonstration, which is designed to provide firm load-shedding ...

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How Bonneville Is Tapping Demand Response to Balance Power From Dams, Wind and Sun

Pacific Northwest power agency enlists AutoGrid to integrate demand-side assets in grid balancing

Jun 18, 2015 – By Jeff St. John

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The Bonneville Power Administration may have an enviable grid system, with the country’s largest hydropower resources providing the Pacific Northwest region with cheap and plentiful electricity.

But that doesn’t mean the federal power agency isn’t facing challenges.

Saving the Columbia River system’s salmon stocks has placed severe constraints on how dams can be tapped as flexible power resources. Meanwhile, Bonneville is balancing about 4,700 megawatts of intermittent wind power in its system, and it has ...

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Bonneville Power Implements 
Fast and Intelligent Demand Response Demonstrations with AutoGrid

AutoGrid’s Demand Response Optimization and Management System (DROMS)
Enables BPA to Schedule Demand Response Events in 10 Minutes or Less

REDWOOD CITY, CALIF.— June 16, 2015AutoGrid Systems, a leader in big data analytics for the energy industry, today announced that the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Energy responsible for delivering and managing power across the Pacific Northwest, is using AutoGrid’s award-winning Demand Response Optimization & Management System (DROMS) to schedule and signal demand response (DR) events. Since February, BPA has used the system to execute more than 20 ...

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AutoGrid Systems is Short-Listed for the 
2015 Red Herring Top 100 North America Award

REDWOOD CITY, CALIF.—May 29, 2015AutoGrid Systems, a leader in big data analytics for the energy industry, today announced it has been short-listed for Red Herring’s Top 100 North America award, a prestigious list honoring the year’s most promising private technology companies from North America.

AutoGrid’s Energy Data Platform (EDP) provides utilities with an advanced analytics platform that can be used across their business. EDP enables utilities to improve customer engagement, enhance grid reliability and launch new business initiatives. EDP features applications for demand response management, revenue assurance and predictive asset maintenance.

“AutoGrid’s placement on this list further validates the ...

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AutoGrid mentioned in a recent EnergyWire article: “Technology — a missing building block in the Clean Power Plan?”

May 29, 2015

By AutoGrid

The story mentions AutoGrid, as well as Smart Wires, C3 Energy and OPower, as startup firms that are “creating another force for change in an aging U.S. electrical system.”

It explores how utilities can use smart grid technologies to find new ways to produce or conserve electricity under the EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan.

Read the article at: Technology — a missing building block in the Clean Power Plan?

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AutoGrid was nominated as a winner by Smart Grid News to be in the selective list of “2015 Smart Grid Companies to Watch”

May 29, 2015 – By AutoGrid

This list is selected from reader nominations and includes some of the most innovative and emerging companies in the smart grid industry. The winners are a melting pot of industry technology but all are riding the wave of emerging trends and opportunities in the Internet of Things, energy storage and distributed energy resources, the connected home, and home and building energy management and will have an impact in the energy industry as much as 10 years into the future.

 Among AutoGrid’s impressive leadership team is Vice President of Analytics Quique Schwarz, who pioneered the application of ...

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AutoGrid Systems Wins Cleantech Group’s Industrial Innovation Company of the Year Award

October 7, 2014

AutoGrid Systems, a leader in big data analytics and cloud computing solutions for the energy industry, has won the Cleantech Group’s inaugural Industrial Innovation Company of the Year Award for its groundbreaking work in using big data analytics to optimize the energy supply chain. AutoGrid was also named to the prestigious 2014 Global Cleantech 100 for the second consecutive year.

The new Industry Innovation Company of the Year award is given to the member of the Cleantech 100 who has best demonstrated technological progress experienced in such fields as machine learning, automation, robotics, the Internet-of-Things, and Machine-to-Machine ...

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AutoGrid Systems Launches Third Version of its Energy Data Platform (EDP) Expanding the Power of Its Utility Big Data Software Analytics

E.ON to Utilize AutoGrid’s EDP 3.0 to Improve
Customer Engagement, Grid Operations and Revenue Assurance

REDWOOD CITY, CALIF.—April 13, 2015AutoGrid Systems, a leader in big data analytics for the electricity and energy industry, today launched the third version of its Energy Data Platform (EDP), which provides utilities with a dynamic, real-time portrait of their power systems and connected assets. EDP 3.0 now includes applications for customer engagement, grid operation and revenue assurance and has expanded its core tools, platform services, analytics, big data and data science capabilities.

These new applications and improvements will help utilities use their smart grid and ...

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Pioneers in 2015: Companies in the Energy and Clean Tech Space (The Engergy Collective)

September 2, 2014

Out of hundreds of submitted applications the World Economic Forum selects each year about 30 companies in what is a rigorous process. “Since 2000, around 600 innovative companies [see here] from five continents have been selected as Technology Pioneers,” the Forum notes. What makes those selected few so unique?

According to the World Economic Forum, its Technology Pioneers program recognizes “companies – normally in a start-up phase – from around the world that are involved in the design, development and deployment of Pnew technologies, and are set to have a significant impact on business and society.” In ...

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AutoGrid Systems’ Energy Data Platform Recognized as 2014 Green Product of the Year by BIG Awards for Business Program

October 6, 2014
AutoGrid Systems, a leader in big data analytics and cloud computing solutions for the energy industry, is pleased to announce that The Business Intelligence Group has named its Energy Data Platform Green Product of the Year in the 2014 BIG Awards for Business program.

The BIG Awards specialize in recognizing top-performing companies and organizations with a proprietary judging process scored by well-known and experienced leaders and executives from around the globe.

“Big Data software analytics will play an important role in building a cleaner, more advanced energy infrastructure,” said Amit Narayan, CEO of AutoGrid. “As this ...

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How Long Until Tech Firms Have More Home Energy Data Than Utilities Do?

Utilities could face a “use it or lose it” dilemma with their data.

February 11, 2015

By Jeff St. John

Utilities have a lock on the energy data coming from their customers — at least for now. But if they don’t start putting that data to use soon, they may find that they’ve been overtaken by tech firms.

That’s the view that emerged last week during a DistribuTECH panel I moderated on the subject of how new software tools could revolutionize demand response. The panel featured plenty of audience commentary on how much they’d like to get access to utility data to help them ...

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AutoGrid Systems and Microsoft bring Azure to utility and energy providers

February 11, 2015
By Rebecca Lambert

AutoGrid Systems, a big data analytics provider for the electricity and energy industry, has partnered with Microsoft to enable global utilities and energy service providers to develop and run big data and smart grid analytics solutions on Microsoft Azure.

According to VP of products Raj Pai, AutoGrid customers are interested in building on their investments in Microsoft platform technologies and this new partnership will allow them to use AutoGrid’s Energy Data Platform across cloud and on-premise deployments.

In particular, the collaboration will allow AutoGrid Systems customers, such as E.ON (pictured), to port and customise the company’s Energy ...

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ARPA-E demonstrating tangible technical, market progress

February 10, 2015
By Barbara Vergetis Lundin

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) continues to form new companies, strategic partnerships, and secure private sector funding to help move ARPA-E technologies closer to market and provide options to transform the U.S. and global energy landscape.

“As ARPA-E approaches its sixth anniversary, it is exciting that our projects are demonstrating tangible technical and market progress that will provide America with new technology options to generate, store, and use energy,” said ARPA-E Director Dr. Ellen Williams.

In particular, at least 30 ARPA-E project teams have formed new companies to advance their ...

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AutoGrid Systems to Enable Utility and Energy Service Providers to Develop Smart Grid Analytics Applications on Microsoft Azure

February 10, 2015

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Several years ago when we painted our vision of the emerging smart energy ecosystem and the integrated utility of the future, we knew that smart grid analytics and demand response where key enablers of our vision. This is why we are very excited to announce our global collaboration with AutoGrid Systems at DistribuTech in San Diego last week.

In case you are not familiar with AutoGrid, they are a leader in big data analytics for the electricity and energy industry with their energy data platform (EDP) and associated suite of analytics applications including demand response, forecasting, customer engagement, ...

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Utility Execs Weigh Industry Change: ‘You Don’t Want to Find Yourself in a Reactive Mode’

A look at the themes coming out of DistribuTECH 2015

February 9, 2015

By Julia Pyper

If DistribuTECH 2015 drove home a single message, it’s that times are changing for the power sector.

Jeff Martin, CEO of San Diego Gas & Electric, believes there will be more change in the utility industry over the next 10 years than in the last 100 years.

“Our industry is on the cutting edge of many important changes, from renewable energy to conservation and clean transportation,” he said in his opening remarks. “Literally, a new world is opening before us.”

At the end of his keynote speech, Michio Kaku, a ...

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AutoGrid Systems, Trilliant to provide analytics solutions to utility customers

February 4, 2015

By Editors of Electric Light & Power/ POWERGRID International

Smart grid analytics firm AutoGrid Systems and Trilliant, a global smart grid communications company, will partner to bring enhanced predictive analytics solutions to the utility industry.

When operating as an integrated solution, AutoGrid’s Energy Data Platform (EDP) and Trilliant’s SecureMesh Smart Communications Platform will provide an end-to-end solution for global utilities to deploy and operationalize grid solutions including demand response, theft analysis, electric vehicle charging and advanced forecasting applications.

Together, AutoGrid and Trilliant help utility customers improve grid reliability, increase profitability and improve customer ...

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AutoGrid partners with Trilliant, Microsoft

February 4, 2015

By Barbara Vergetis Lundin

AutoGrid has announced out of DistribuTECH that it will be helping utilities improve customer engagement, provide new customer services, and improve grid operations through analytics partnerships with Trilliant and Microsoft.

“Utilities need to leverage the vast amounts of data becoming available to them to improve customer engagement, provide new services to customers and improve grid operations. We are pleased to announce that our best-of-breed and proven big data analytics solutions will be immediately available to Trilliant’s worldwide smart grid customer base under this partnership,” said Raj Pai, AutoGrid’s Vice President of Product Management and Marketing.

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AutoGrid Systems to Enable Utility and Energy Service Providers to Develop Smart Grid Analytics Applications on Microsoft Azure

REDWOOD CITY, CALIF.—February 4, 2015—AutoGrid Systems, a leader in big data analytics for the electricity and energy industry, today announced a global collaboration with Microsoft Corp. that makes it easy for global utilities and innovative energy service providers to develop and operationalize big data and smart grid analytics solutions on Azure.

The AutoGrid-Microsoft collaboration and technical integration includes:

  • A framework for energy service providers and utility customers to port and customize AutoGrid’s industry leading Energy Data Platform and its entire suite of analytics applications including Demand Response, Forecasting, Customer Engagement, Software Defined Power Plants, Revenue Assurance, Predictive Asset Maintenance and Energy Cost ...
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AutoGrid Systems and Trilliant Partner to Provide Enhanced Predictive Analytics Solutions to Global Utility Customers

REDWOOD CITY, CALIF.—February 4, 2015— AutoGrid Systems, a leader in big data and smart grid analytics solutions for the energy industry, and Trilliant, a global smart grid communications leader, today announced they will partner to bring enhanced predictive analytics solutions to the global utility industry.

When operating as an integrated solution, AutoGrid’s Energy Data Platform (EDP) and Trilliant’s SecureMesh® Smart Communications Platform will provide an end-to-end solution for global utilities to deploy and operationalize grid solutions including demand response, theft analysis, EV charging and advanced forecasting applications. Together, AutoGrid and Trilliant help utility customers improve grid reliability, ...

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Join AutoGrid at DistribuTECH 2015

Visit AutoGrid at booth #4223 and join our Ecosystem Party.

Learn How AutoGrid’s

Energy Data Platform

Increases Customer Engagement
Improves Reliability &
Drives Grid Flexibility and Monetization

 

Win a Chromecast or Amazon Fire TV

Come to live demos at AutoGrid booth 4223
Tuesday, February 3, 12 pm, 2 pm, 4 pm
Wednesday, February 4, 11am, 1pm, 3pm
Thursday, February 5, 11 am

 

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AutoGrid CEO, Dr. Amit Narayan will be presenting in the Demand Response Panel

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AutoGrid Listed as Leading DR Provider in Navigant Whitepaper

Direct Load Control and Dynamic Pricing Programs, DR Markets, 
and DR Management Systems for Residential Customers: Global Market Analysis and Forecasts

November 2014
Residential demand response (DR) is a relatively old concept that harkens back to the 1970s, when it was first employed in the United States. At that time, DR was implemented as a component of the energy conservation focus of demand-side management (DSM) programs to encourage consumers to use less electricity during peak hours or to shift their energy use to off-peak times. Utilities have run residential direct load control (DLC) programs as forms of demand management for many ...

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What was the biggest power breakthrough in the last 100 years? (Intelligent Utility)

October 2014

A lot of things have changed. It used to be that utilities talked about outages and reliability. Now they talk about branding and social media—and outages and reliability. OK. So maybe we haven’t totally changed. There’s certainly been evolution, but there’s also a solid base underneath all that new growth.

So, we knocked on a few doors and asked about the solid base – the industry a-ha moments that defined the last century.  What are the biggest, most powerful elements in the equation? See if you agree with the answers.

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“I believe the biggest breakthrough/achievement was the ...

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AutoGrid Selected by Bonneville Power Administration for Demand Response Across Its Service Territory

AutoGrid Demand Response Optimization and Management System (DROMS) will enable fast demand response at Bonneville for managing peak capacity and renewable intermittency.

November 11, 2014
AutoGrid Systems’ award-winning demand response (DR) application has been selected to implement and manage advanced DR demonstrations for Bonneville Power Administration (BPA).  Under the initiative, DROMS will enable BPA to schedule and automate events and see actual load shed during events.

Established in 1937, BPA is responsible for marketing wholesale electricity to municipal utilities, co-operatives, investor-owned utilities, Native American tribal utilities and other customers.  In all, BPA serves 142 firm power customers, which in turn ...

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OpenADR Alliance Network Presents Electric Vehicles & Automated Demand Response Webinar

The rapid growth of electric vehicles (EVs) is driving the build-out of public charging infrastructure worldwide. While better batteries and faster charging options will drive accelerated adoption, utilities are falling behind by slowly rolling out charging stations with limited programs to support EVs on the distribution network. Webinar attendees will learn how utilities are using the OpenADR standard to better manage EV programs, while capturing more revenue.

Date: November 18
Time: 8 a.m.-9 a.m. PST

This webinar will discuss:
• The EV industry from the consumer perspective (opportunities, challenges and solutions)
• A case study of how a progressive utility is conducting ...

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Join AutoGrid at UIX Global Technology Showcase: Prototyping the Future

AutoGrid will be one of the select Prospect Silicon Valley companies showcasing technology as a part of the Prototyping the Future conference and expo at the Zero Net Energy Center in San Leadro, California, on November 12, 2014.

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Driving Utility Business Applications With Data (Engerati)

Subscription-based software as a service offers analytics solutions harvesting real-time data.

October 23, 2014

New entrants are making waves in the energy industry of today, with the opportunities opened up by the smart grid and the growing involvement of consumers in the Internet of Things. So when the Silicon Valley data analytics startup, AutoGrid, was named a transformational technology pioneer for 2015 by the World Economic Forum, Engerati’s curiosity was piqued.

A Pure Software Player
“Our core value proposition is to provide the software platform that lets utilities harvest new streams of smart meter and other data coming into their fold, with the ...

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Itron Extends Its Grid Edge Smarts to End Loads (GreenTech Media)

Turning thermostats, pumps, AC units and water heaters into nodes of grid intelligence
October 22, 2014

Itron has taken the next logical step in its push to embed computing power and analytics capabilities in the devices that make up the smart grid—by moving beyond the grid itself and into the devices that use its power.

On Monday, Itron announced that it’s expanding its “edge intelligence” platform to include smart thermostats, pool pumps, water heater and air conditioner controllers, and a host of other load control devices. It’s the first set of devices to be linked through Itron’s Riva platform—the IPv6-capable, Linux-programmable distributed ...

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The Early Innings of Big Data on the Grid (Stanford Energy Club)

October 21, 2014

“We’re a superpower, but we have a third world grid,” said Bill Richardson, Bill Clinton’s Secretary of Energy in the wake of the Northeast Blackout of 2003. Richardson wanted more transmission lines and stricter national reliability standards to avoid another massive power outage. However, it turned out that the blackout, which was caused by an overloaded transmission line in Ohio sagging into the branches of a tree, could have been contained locally, but for a bug in the software on the local distribution system. In the decade since Richardson spoke, we have learned that software can do a ...

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Defining the Internet of Energy (Forbes China)

October 14, 2014

Google, one of the world’s largest Internet companies, is investing in new energy sources, not just to promote their “Do no evil” mission and salve their conscience for using energy-consuming data centers, but more importantly, for generating innovative technology and commercial prospects by combining Internet with new sources of energy. You may be curious about the relationship between the Internet and energy.

The energy supplied to Google’s huge data centers all comes from solar and wind power. Google is exploring this field, but in addition, a number of companies providing Internet of Things technology are also offering Google Internet-based ...

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Utility and Consumer Data: A New Source of Power in the Energy Internet of Things (GreenTech Media)

AutoGrid’s CEO believes that anticipated demand for electricity cannot be met the old-fashioned way.

October 9, 2014

We are living through what you could call the era of the electricity dilemma.

On one hand, electricity remains a driving force of economic development. On the other hand, electrical infrastructure is not only extremely expensive, but its continued reliance on fossil fuel sources is one of the major contributors to carbon pollution. More than 1.3 billion people still aren’t connected to the grid, largely because of the cost and complexity of the process. Nevertheless, electric power generation is expected to grow by 93 ...

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AppOrchid Announces an Artificial Intelligence Solution to Capture, Calibrate & Disseminate Collective Workforce Wisdom Across Enterprises Leveraging AutoGrid’s Energy Data Platform

October 8, 2014

Enterprise data is not confined to just databases anymore. By some estimates, 80% of enterprise knowledge is trapped within your workforce as tribal knowledge. E-mails, presentations, blogs, log files, social-media outlets are all captive sources of highly valuable data content. AppOrchid’ game-changing, cognitive computing based solution blends these unstructured textual information sources and emotive content with Big Data and structured data sources to present a user with a storified interface empowering them with insight previously thought impossible. “We are very excited to present the industry its first Enterprise-wide Wisdom Management System. We are aligning with the best industry ...

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Innovation Dominant Theme among 2014 Big Awards for Business Winners and Finalists

October 2, 2014
The Business Intelligence Group today announced the winners of the 2014 BIG Awards for Business program. The BIG Awards specialize in recognizing top-performing companies and organizations with a proprietary judging process scored by well-known and experienced leaders and executives from around the globe.

“The winners this year epitomize what is going right with companies,” said Russ Fordyce, Managing Director of the Business Intelligence Group. “The sheer amount of innovation and the renewed attention to the customer experience was a common theme. We are incredibly proud to reward each and every winner and finalist.”

The 2014 BIG Awards for ...

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Visit Auto Grid Systems at ESource Forum
September 29 – October 2, 2014

AutoGrid will be at booth #9 at the twenty-seventh annual ESource Forum in Denver, CO. The Forum brings together more than 400 representatives from utilities and other energy service providers, as well as government representatives and others involved in improving and redefining how energy is delivered, purchased and used.

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ProspectSV’s Grand Opening Celebration

Join us for the grand opening celebration of ProspectSV on Thursday, October 2, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. AutoGrid will be featured in a Technology Showcase with more than a dozen ProspectSV Innovators who have worked to create energy-efficient buildings powered by self-sustaining “micro-grids” and advanced transportation technologies. In addition to open-house tours of the $12-million, 23,000-square-foot facility, three will also be live music, food trucks, and local microbrews and wines.

Learn more about Prospect SV’s grand opening.

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New Tech Demo Center Pushes San Jose’s Green Vision onto Streets, Buildings (San Jose Mercury News)

September 24, 2014

If the 18 companies housed in San Jose’s new ProspectSV Technology Demonstration Center have their way, buildings will have more energy-efficient and natural interior lighting, and they’ll be powered by self-sustaining “micro-grids.”

On the road, hybrid vehicles will run on more efficient, possibly solar- or wind-powered batteries. Electric vehicle chargers will be more reliable and possibly mobile. And to cut down on accidents involving vehicles of all types, traffic signs will be digital, connected and smart.

These and other innovations in clean technology will be demonstrated at ProspectSV’s grand opening celebration on Oct. 2, along with the center’s state-of-the-art labs, ...

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How Data will Power the Future of Energy – Guest Article by AutoGrid CEO Dr. Amit Narayan (World Economic Forum)

September 23, 2014

Throughout history, we’ve equated energy with the consumption of natural resources such as oil, natural gas or coal.

In the coming decades we will start to think of data and software as a source of energy.

What do I mean by that? Software won’t generate electrons, but it will let us leverage the electricity we are already generating in a more efficient and productive way.

Instead of building new power plants, we will take advantage of the search engine-like analytics of software-based controls to lower emissions and reduce costs. In other words, data will enable us to use power wisely and ...

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Beyond Hardware: Why ARPA-E Sees Big Potential in Software Analytics for the Grid (GreenTech Media)

September 18, 2014

ARPA-E, the government’s energy research agency, backs a lot of complex projects. But its mission is very simple: find and support groundbreaking technologies that could have a transformative impact on the energy sector at scale.

Traditionally, the agency has been focused on capital- or materials-intensive solutions like battery storage, fuel cells, biofuels, electric motors and power electronics. But in recent years, ARPA-E has ramped up its support for companies and university research teams that are developing software analytics for the transmission and distribution grids.

“A couple of years ago, we asked what happens if that doesn’t come true,” said ARPA-E Program ...

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AutoGrid Included in White Paper: U.S. Demand Response Market Outlook 2014

September 18, 2014

Demand response (DR) has been a slow-evolving staple of the electricity sector for more than three decades. Today, it is deployed in emergency conditions when generation is insufficient to meet demand, as well as in situations where high demand causes a temporary spike in wholesale prices. In this manner, DR helps to maintain grid stability while avoiding some types of infrastructure costs.

However, GTM Research forecasts that the next ten years will look quite different for the sector, as increased innovation leads to price reductions in sensor technology and automation, and as adoption of distributed energy resources presents new ...

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Demand Response World Forum 2014 to Examine Generating Value Across Energy Spectrum

AutoGrid Systems will present on a panel entitled “The Emerging Role of SaaS-Based Intermediaries as Facilitators for DR” with Honeywell, Novar and PowerIt on Wednesday, October 15, at 3:00 p.m.

Energy professionals from around the world will gather in Costa Mesa, California, October 13-15 for the Demand Response World Forum 2014. The international event will explore the latest automated demand response (ADR) technologies and strategies for meeting the changing energy landscape of the 21st Century. Over 40 top speakers will join technology innovators and business executives to examine the evolving role of ADR in enabling an integrated and flexible network that ...

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QCon International Software Development Workshop, November 7

QCon empowers software development by facilitating the spread of knowledge and innovation in the developer community. A practitioner-driven conference, QCon is designed for technical team leads, architects, engineering directors, and project managers who influence innovation in their teams. QCon starts with the 3-day conference from Monday thru Wednesday, followed by 2 days of tutorials on Thursday and Friday.

Git Deep Dive with Peter Bloom, Senior Software Engineer at AutoGrid Systems
Friday, November 7
1 to 4 p.m.

Git is today’s premier version control repository and an important collaboration tool for software development organizations because of its ease of use, facilitation of code ...

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World Economic Forum Technology Pioneers Disrupting Health, Energy, and More (Diplomatic Courier)

September 15, 2014
Technological innovation has a transformative potential for society and the global economy. In acknowledgement of the revolutionary power of such innovations, the World Economic Forum (WEF) annually recognizes 24 companies from around the globe as Technology Pioneers—companies at the forefront of their respective industries and trailblazers in cutting-edge products, processes, and business models. Collectively, the 2015 Technology Pioneers have pioneered innovation in healthcare, diagnostics, data analytics, sustainable energy solutions, unemployment abatement, and servicing off-grid communities with affordable and dependable electricity. These developments improve developed societies and facilitate rapid social, economic, and political change in developing societies.

The World ...

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Energy Executive Moves: Cox Enterprises, Bloom Energy, Plug Power, PowerSecure, AutoGrid Systems, Lighting Science (Energy Manager Today)

September 12, 2014
Cox Enterprises promoted Steve Bradley and Robert Fairey to senior directors. Bradley helps manage the long-term strategy for the Cox Conserves program. He oversees Cox’s alternative energy and water conservation projects. Fairey develops and implements strategies to manage Cox’s overall energy portfolio.

Steve Case, co-founder of AOL and chairman and CEO of investment firm Revolution, has joined the Bloom Energy board of directors. Case joins other Bloom Energy board members, including General Colin Powell.

Plug Power appointed Chris Hutter as chief financial officer effective November 6, 2014. Hutter will take over responsibilities for Dave Waldek who has served as ...

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ARPA-E Project Takes an Innovative Approach to the Electrical Grid (energy.gov)

With support from ARPA-E, AutoGrid Systems developed software to monitor the flow of power through the electric grid and help utilities better meet real-time electricity demands.

September 10, 2014

What if consumers were empowered with real-time data on the cost and efficiency of their energy use? During times of peak demand — such as on a hot summer afternoon when homes and businesses crank up their air conditioning — utilities could let cost-conscious consumers know how much they’re spending on energy or ask environmentally minded consumers to voluntarily reduce their energy footprint. Utilities would then be better positioned to quickly and efficiently ...

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AutoGrid Systems CEO Amit Narayan to Address Big Data as a Solution to Global Energy Challenges at the World Economic Forum (Penn Energy)

September 9, 2014

AutoGrid Systems, a leader in Big Data analytics and cloud computing solutions for the energy industry, is pleased to announce that founder and CEO, Amit Narayan, will deliver an address at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2014 in Tianjin, China on how Big Data and software-based analytics can be leveraged to tackle some of the world’s most pressing energy challenges.

AutoGrid has been recognized as a World Economic Forum Pioneer for 2015 for its breakthrough technologies that will help expand electric grids to provide affordable and efficient power to more ...

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Green Jobs: Raj Pai Joins AutoGrid (GreenTech Media)

New CEOs, executives and directors in utilities, cleantech, venture and alternative energy

September 8, 2014
SolarCity’s employee base has grown 67 percent since the end of 2013, with the firm adding 2,900 employees in 2014 to date, according to a statement. SolarCity is the nation’s largest solar employer, with more than 7,000 full-time employees in the U.S.

As we recently reported, the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) is on the verge of bankruptcy and was seeking to fill a Chief Restructuring Officer role. Barron’s has noted that the utility is struggling with $10 billion in debt. Last week the utility announced ...

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How will we power the next energy revolution? (World Economic Forum)

September 8, 2014

The energy industry is on the cusp of a seismic shift, not simply in terms of the type of energy society will become dependent upon as the century progresses, but who controls it, too.
It could be the biggest transformation in the market since the Industrial Revolution, except this time control won’t necessarily be in the hands of nations and corporations, but of the consumer. Or, as some have termed them, prosumers – people who don’t just consume power but produce it too.

Some experts believe that by using the extraordinary technology that is dominating every aspect of our ...

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AutoGrid Systems Appoints Software Analytics Business Leader Raj Pai
 as Global Head of Product Management and Marketing

September 4, 2014
AutoGrid Systems, a leader in big data analytics and cloud computing solutions for the energy industry, announced today that Raj Pai has joined the company as Global Head of Product Management and Marketing.

In this role, Raj will be responsible for AutoGrid’s corporate and product marketing, product roadmaps and channel strategies. AutoGrid creates big rata energy applications for critical, real-time tasks, such as managing demand response programs, integrating renewables into the grid, controlling peak power loads inside buildings and industrial facilities and pinpointing electricity losses.

“Raj’s expertise will further strengthen AutoGrid’s ability to bring big data applications for the ...

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Smart Grid Wins: a Global Look at Projects and Developments (Smart Grid News)

August 29, 2014

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

Silver Spring Networks was recognized with the Frost & Sullivan 2014 New Zealand Smart Grid Solutions Company of the Year award. In New Zealand’s retailer led, disaggregated market, Silver Spring’s standards-based IPv6 networking platform, software, and services has helped enable energy retailers, distribution companies, and metering service providers more flexibility and reliability in the delivery of their services and empowered consumers to take more control over their energy choices. Read more >>

AutoGrid Systems, a provider of Big Data analytics and cloud computing solutions for the energy industry, has been named a World Economic Forum ...

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14 Tech Predictions for Our World in 2020 (World Economic Forum)

August 26, 2014

We asked our 2015 intake of Technology Pioneers for their views on how technology will change the world. From printable organs to the “internet of everywhere,” here are their predictions for our near-term future.

The ‘humanized’ internet
he evolution of modern connectivity is often summarized as: the internet – the world wide web – mobile devices – big data/the cloud – the internet of things. For the next stage, it seems inevitable that even more personalization will be an important component. What we refer to as the internet of things will be central. However, more than simply ...

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AutoGrid and ABB customers featured in Utility Dive Story: How 4 Utilities are Using Big Data (Utility Dive)

AEP, Vattenfall, Austin Energy and City of Palo Alto Utilities show that no one size fits all.

August 5, 2014

An Austin Energy demonstration program, funded by a Department of Energy ARPA-E grant, tested how AutoGrid’s Demand Response Optimization and Management System (DROMS) could be used to reduce peak load. The utility used the single platform to control 60 thermostats from two different manufacturers’ and 15 electric vehicle chargers from a third manufacturer, all at dispersed customer locations, explained Austin Energy Consulting Engineer Russell Shaver.

Over about a dozen peak demand periods in June and September of 2013, the AutoGrid software was able ...

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With AutoGrid Technology, ARPA-E is Turning Innovative Ideas into Infrastructure that Powers the Nation (Emergency Management)

The primary limitation of today’s energy grid is that it was conceived and developed in an era that had not envisioned a future powered by the sun, wind and data. ARPA-E projects aim to fix that.
July 21, 2014

The energy grid is old, and that’s why a new federal agency is pushing high-risk, high-reward research in an effort to turn innovative ideas into infrastructure that powers the nation.
Known as the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, or ARPA-E, the agency within the U.S. Department of Energy follows the model of the better-known defense research agency, DARPA. In 2007, President George W. ...

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Making the Connection to Residential Users (Schneider Electric)

Demand response can involve a utility actively managing residential users’ energy consumption. This requires more infrastructure than just a smart thermostat. 

July 23, 2014

As more Wiser home energy management systems are installed in individual residences, each of these represents a point that the utility can now talk to. Utilities can also talk to the thousands of sensors installed on pole transformers, substations, and all around the grid. That can quickly add up to be hundreds of thousands of devices creating enormous amounts of data. How does all that communication and data collection happen?

One of the companies that Schneider Electric ...

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AutoGrid Systems Sets World Record for Big Data and the Grid: Over One Million Power Forecasts Every 10 Minutes

Fast, accurate and granular forecasting to improve the effectiveness of demand response, reduce energy procurement costs and improve grid reliability.

June 5, 2014
AutoGrid Systems, a leader in big data analytics and cloud computing solutions for the energy industry, has established an industry defining benchmark for forecasting power consumption across the grid with predictive analytics.

AutoGrid’s Energy Data Platform (EDP) can accurately forecast the power consumption of over one million endpoints simultaneously every 10 minutes on a medium-size cluster running on commodity hardware servers. Endpoints include households, commercial buildings, individually metered office suites, factories and other locations or devices linked to the ...

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Silver Spring Demand Optimizer Powered by AutoGrid DROMS (The Wall Street Journal)

Silver Spring Networks’ Smart Grid Platform Passes 1 Million Participants in Demand Response Programs, such as Dynamic Pricing

May 20, 2014
Today at the National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid, Silver Spring Networks, Inc. (NYSE: SSNI) announced enhancements to its Demand Response (DR) portfolio including an open, smart grid-enabled mobile thermostat app, as well as an expanded version of Silver Spring Demand Optimizer Application. Silver Spring customers such as Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE), Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc., Modesto Irrigation District (MID), Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), Pepco Holdings (PHI), Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), and others ...

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AutoGrid’s Strategic Advisory Board Welcomes Two Industry Experts (Power Engineering International)

AutoGrid Systems, a leader in Big Data analytics and cloud computing solutions for the energy industry, announced today that Jon Wellinghoff, former Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), and Tom Kippola, co-founder of the Chasm Group, have joined the company’s strategic advisory board.

FERC Commissioner for seven years, and Partner at law firm Stoel Rives, Wellinghoff is one of the world’s most prominent experts on clean technologies and has championed deploying smart grid technologies such as AutoGrid’s Energy Data Platform (EDP) to enhance and improve the global electrical system. During his tenure, Wellinghoff made the integration of demand response, ...

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Former Chair of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and Co-Founder of the Chasm Group Join AutoGrid’s Strategic Advisory Board (IT Business Net)

May 20, 2014
AutoGrid Systems, a leader in Big Data analytics and cloud computing solutions for the energy industry, announced today that Jon Wellinghoff, former Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), and Tom Kippola, co-founder of the Chasm Group, have joined the company’s strategic advisory board.

FERC Commissioner for seven years, and Partner at law firm Stoel Rives, Wellinghoff is one of the world’s most prominent experts on clean technologies and has championed deploying smart grid technologies such as AutoGrid’s Energy Data Platform (EDP) to enhance and improve the global electrical system. During his tenure, Wellinghoff made the integration ...

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