NEW YORK, April 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AutoGrid, the leading provider of flexibility management software for the energy industry, has been named a 2018 silver winner for innovation at the 31st annual Edison Awards™ event.
The award recognizes AutoGrid and its flagship application, AutoFlex™, for innovation in the Energy and Sustainability/Energy Systems category. The awards were presented this week at the 31st annual Edison Awards gala.
Chris Sternberg, AutoGrid president and chief operations officer, joined hundreds of senior executives from some of the world’s most recognized companies to celebrate the effort and commitment of the 2018 Edison Award winners. Past Edison Award winners have included the full range of enterprises from global brands such as Apple, Amazon and SpaceX to startups.
“At AutoGrid, we believe that software and data have the power to transform how energy is used and delivered, enabling our society to transition to a more sustainable future,” Sternberg said. “We’re proud for our talented team of software architects, electrical engineers, data scientists and energy experts to be recognized in this world-class program and humbled to be honored in the legacy of one of the world’s great inventors.”
The awards commemorate iconic inventor and electricity pioneer Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931), whose discoveries, new product-development methods and innovative achievements won him 1,093 U.S. patents, made him a household name and ushered in the modern era of electrification.
“Our judges recognized AutoGrid as a true innovator out of the many products in its category,” said Frank Bonafilia, executive director of the Edison Awards. “It’s great to see that Thomas Edison’s vision lives on within this select group.”
A panel of more than 3,000 leading business executives, including past award winners, academics and leaders in the fields of product development, design, engineering, science and medicine, judged the ballot of nominees for the Edison Awards. The winners were chosen from a field of more than 400 nominations from around the world.
AutoGrid builds software applications that enable a smarter distributed energy world. The company’s suite of flexibility management applications allows utilities, electricity retailers, renewable energy project developers and energy service providers to deliver clean, affordable and reliable energy by managing networked distributed energy resources (DERs) in real time and at scale. AutoGrid applications are built on the AutoGrid Energy Internet Platform™ (EIP™), with patented Predictive Controls™ technology to monitor, predict, optimize and control millions of distributed assets connected across global energy networks. AutoGrid has more than 2,500 megawatts of DERs under contract with more than 30 leading energy companies around the world, including National Grid, E.ON, Florida Power & Light, NextEra Energy, Eneco, Portland General Electric and CPS Energy.
About the Edison Awards™
The Edison Awards is a program conducted by Edison Universe, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to fostering future innovators. The Awards have been recognizing and honoring the best in innovations and innovators since 1987. They honor game-changing innovations that are at the forefront of new product and service development, marketing and human-centered design, and are one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of successful innovation. For more information about the Edison Awards complete program and a list of past winners, visit www.edisonawards.com.