Why software and data are critical to getting the most value out of distributed energy storage
Germany’s Sonnen is hot on Tesla’s heels in the small but fast-growing U.S. market for behind-the-meter batteries, mainly used to provide emergency backup power for solar-equipped homes. But like every other player in the field, Sonnen is looking for additional revenue streams to bolster its business case, like aggregating lots of smaller batteries to provide services at grid scale.
That’s the goal of Sonnen’s new partnership with Silicon Valley startup AutoGrid. On Wednesday, the two announced they’re integrating their software to “help ...
US electric cooperative Marin Clean Energy (MCE) partnered with energy internet firm Autogrid Systems to test how technology can be used to ensure grid reliability
Under the pilot, Autogrid Systems will use its smart grid technology suite ‘AutoGrid Flex’ to help the power company achieve grid reliability through improved management of its demand response (DR) programme and distributed energy resources.
MCE will manage its DR initiative ‘My Energy Insight’ using AutoGrid Systems’ application ‘Demand Response Optimisation and Management System’ (DROMS).
Using DROMS, MCE will help its customers cut energy costs by reducing their power usage during peak periods when prices are high.
The utility ...
AutoGrid Systems said MCE, a community choice electricity provider servicing about 250,000 customers throughout the Bay Area, has selected the AutoGrid Flex flexibility management software application suite for its pilot demand response program.
Launched on May 31, 2016, MCE’s My Energy Insight, a direct load control DR program, uses the suite’s AutoGrid Demand Response Optimization and Management System (DROMS) to connect to program participants’ smart thermostats and pool pumps via the Energy Internet.
If California Independent System Operator electricity market prices go above a certain threshold, AutoGrid DROMS sends a signal in real-time to participants’ smart ...
The integration of AutoGrid Flex™ with sonnenBatterie energy storage systems enables energy project developers to fully monetize the flexible capacity of distributed energy resources, maximizing project ROI
REDWOOD CITY, Calif —October 12, 2016— AutoGrid Systems, the Energy Internet leader, and sonnen, Inc., the global leader in smart energy storage systems, have partnered to fully integrate AutoGrid’s flexibility management application suite, AutoGrid Flex™, with sonnen’s award-winning residential and commercial energy storage technology. Through this partnership, AutoGrid and sonnen will help energy project developers, utilities and other energy service providers better manage, optimize and aggregate sonnenBatterie systems ...
By connecting to customers’ smart thermostats, pool pumps via the Energy Internet, MCE will reduce customers’ energy bills through economic demand response linked to CAISO
REDWOOD CITY, Calif —October 6, 2016— AutoGrid Systems, the Energy Internet leader, announced today that MCE, a community choice electricity provider servicing about 250,000 customers throughout the Bay Area, has selected the AutoGrid Flex™ flexibility management software application suite for its pilot demand response (DR) program.
Launched on May 31, 2016, MCE’s My Energy Insight, a direct load control DR program, uses the suite’s AutoGrid Demand Response Optimization and Management System™ ...
- The venture capital arm of French energy company Total has taken an investment in AutoGrid, with its Total Energy Ventures joining the company’s C-2 funding round as a strategic investor.
- The move comes on the tail of Total’s $1.1 billion acquisition of battery-maker Saft last month, and follows a recent trend of fossil fuel giants taking greater interest in clean technologies, particularly distributed energy.
- In addition to Total, other AutoGrid investors include Energy Impact Partners, Envision Energy and German energy giant E.On.
Amid a period of low commodity prices and new international commitments to climate change ...
“Energy internet” firm AutoGrid Systems announced Friday its Series C funding round was joined by Total Energy Ventures (TEV), a corporate venture arm of global energy firm Total SA, as a strategic investor. Previous TEV investments in smart energy have included Sunverge and Stem, AutoGrid said, and Total is the majority owner of solar firm SunPower and battery maker Saft, it added.
The added funding for AutoGrid will support further development of its “Flex” suite of flexibility-management applications for predicting, controlling and optimizing DER using the energy internet, the firm said. The plan is to strengthen the firm’s abilities in North ...
Total Energy Ventures, the corporate venture arm of French oil and gas company Total, has acquired a stake in energy software company AutoGrid Systems in the US firm’s latest round of Series C venture capital funding.
It joins a consortium of other Series C investors, comprising utility-backed investment firm Energy Impact Partners (EIP), big data and IoT investment fund Envision Ventures, renewable energy developer Envision Energy, and Germany-based utility E.ON, which together invested US$20 million in AutoGrid in May.
Total Energy Ventures assumes a role of ‘strategic investor’ in AutoGrid. Its undisclosed investment will support development of the AutoGrid Flex suite of ...
- SunPower acquires AU Optronics’ share of Malaysian JV for solar PV fabrication.
- Total Energy Ventures takes stake in AutoGrid.
- Total Energy Ventures already has stakes in Sunverge, Aquion Energy and Stem.
- Clear strategy to dominate the solar/storage industry as it emerges.
- Total still hoping for a future for gas and oil, but it has a plan B.
As the storm clouds gather for the fossil fuel industry with possible imminent ratification of the Paris climate agreement, the oil and gas major that is showing most clearly its thinking is Total (NYSE:TOT). Total has made public its goal to be one of ...
Is AutoGrid the latest nugget unearthed by Total Energy Ventures? That’s what Total’s venture capital arm is hoping. It has just acquired an interest in the California-based start-up that develops flexible energy management systems. AutoGrid’s CEO, Amit Narayan, explains what this may change on the power grid.
What is the product you developed used for and how does it make the power grid smarter?
Amit Narayan: AutoGrid has developed a digital solution that can manage energy equipment connected to the Internet and installed with the end user, which we call Distributed Energy Resources (DERs). They can be solar panels, electric vehicles, smart ...
Funding demonstrates a growing recognition that flexibility management is becoming the Energy Internet’s killer app, enabling energy companies to increase revenues and serve customers in new ways
REDWOOD CITY, Calif —September 16, 2016— AutoGrid Systems, the Energy Internet leader, announced today that Total Energy Ventures (TEV), the corporate venture arm of Total S.A. (NYSE: TOT), a global energy leader, has joined its Series C-2 funding round as a strategic investor. Previous TEV investments in the “smart energy” area include Sunverge and Stem. Total is also the majority owner of global leaders SunPower (NASDAQ:SPWR), in solar power, and ...
Reza Shirazi, Interim CTO of AutoGrid partner CLEAResult, discusses the rise of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) programs, and how CLEAResult and AutoGrid partner to create more powerful behavioral demand response (BDR) programs for utilities customers.
3rd Annual Demand Response & DER World Forum 2016. October 10-11, 2016, Chicago, IL. AutoGrid and Marin Clean Energy will be co-presenting on the topic of “Maximizing the Value of Distributed Energy Resources with Smart Energy Networks”
Utility Analytics Week. October 31-November 2, Atlanta, GA. AutoGrid will be exhibiting.
17th PLMA Fall Conference. November 8-9, Delray Beach, FL. AutoGrid will be a Gold Sponsor.
European Utility Week 2016. November 15-17, Barcelona, Spain. AutoGrid will be exhibiting.
Raj Pai, AutoGrid’s Global Head of Product Strategy & New Business interviewed by GreenTech Media’s Managing Editor Stephen Lacey at Grid Edge World Forum 2016. Discussing the future of grid edge and the role of software and analytics in transforming the energy network
AutoGrid Systems Appoints Utility Industry Leader Jeffrey Norman as Vice President of Industry Solutions
Norman brings over 25 years of experience in implementing state-of-the-art grid modernization technologies for electric utilities
REDWOOD CITY, Calif— August 4, 2016— AutoGrid Systems, the Energy Internet leader, announced today that Jeffrey Norman has been appointed Vice President of Industry Solutions.
In this role, Norman will be responsible for working with AutoGrid’s strategic customers and partners across the energy industry to help them adopt AutoGrid’s Energy Internet Platform and its associated suite of applications, which are designed to predict, optimize and control the millions of distributed energy resources (DERs) being deployed at the grid edge.
Norman brings to AutoGrid over 25 years ...
Amit Narayan, CEO of AutoGrid, spoke on the New Champions panel at the World Economic Forum in Tianjin, China
Amit Narayan, CEO of AutoGrid, spoke on the New Champions panel at the World Economic Forum in Tianjin, China, June 2016. The Annual Meeting of New Champions brought together pioneering companies in energy, including AutoGrid, to discuss energy trends, and the potential of technology to transform our collective futures.
AutoGrid’s integrated suite of Energy Internet software applications empowers utilities, electricity retailers, and new energy project developers to manage, optimize, and benefit from distributed energy resources (DERs) across regulated and deregulated markets. Empowering Winners of the New Energy World: Regulated Utilities; Create open, interoperable, renewables-friendly distribution networks that seamlessly integrate customer-side ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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.
Demand response for Europe
California-based AutoGrid focusses on ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
“EV charging ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
June 19, 2015 – by Editors of Electric Light & Power/ POWERGRID International
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 ...
Pacific Northwest power agency enlists AutoGrid to integrate demand-side assets in grid balancing
Jun 18, 2015 – By Jeff St. John
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 ...
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, 2015—AutoGrid 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 ...
REDWOOD CITY, CALIF.—May 29, 2015—AutoGrid 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 ...
AutoGrid mentioned in a recent EnergyWire article: “Technology — a missing building block in the Clean Power Plan?”
May 29, 2015
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?
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 ...
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 ...
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, 2015—AutoGrid 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
AutoGrid Systems to Enable Utility and Energy Service Providers to Develop Smart Grid Analytics Applications on Microsoft Azure
February 10, 2015
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
Mike Mortimer, ...
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 ...
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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Learn How AutoGrid’s
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Tuesday, February 3, 12 pm, 2 pm, 4 pm
Wednesday, February 4, 11am, 1pm, 3pm
Thursday, February 5, 11 am
AutoGrid CEO, Dr. Amit Narayan will be presenting in the Demand Response Panel
Thursday, February 5