Kimberly Getgen

Kim Getgen joined Blue Pillar as vice president of marketing in 2015 bringing a successful track record as a marketing veteran leading smart energy, cybersecurity and IoT start-ups in the Silicon Valley before returning to the east coast to lead Tollgrade Communications as its vice president of marketing. At Tollgrade, Kim was instrumental in helping the company become recognized as the worldwide leader of smart grid sensor solutions. As a result, in 2014, she was named “Maverick of the Year” by the Stevie® Awards for Women in Business. Previously, Kim was director of product marketing at Echelon Corporation, where she developed a product and partner readiness process that helped to significantly increase revenue and market share during her tenure. Prior to Echelon, Kim worked in the cybersecurity market for nearly 15 years where she served as vice president of marketing for a number of companies including Reconnex, a venture-backed start-up she co-founded, which was later acquired by McAfee. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Wake Forest University and a graduate degree in International Development Studies from Oxford University.
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Taking Advantage of the Disruption at the Grid Edge Part 3: Energy Network-as-a-Service

Posted by Kimberly Getgen on Jul 20, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Over the past five years, the utility industry has faced unprecedented technological disruptions brought on by Energy IoT. A plethora of new, grid-connected devices have formed complex IoT networks featuring a variety of energy assets such as smart meters, sensors and even street lights. But what makes these systems “smart’”? It is the data that drives them.

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Topics: Behing-the-Meter Connectivity, Energy IoT, DER, DERs, Energy Network-as-a-Service

Taking Advantage of the Disruption at the Grid Edge Part 2: Addressing the Chaos Behind the Meter

Posted by Kimberly Getgen on Jul 18, 2017 10:00:00 AM

The energy environment behind the meter is becoming increasingly complex. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the United States has more than 12 million distributed generation units, representing about one-sixth of the capacity of the nation’s existing centralized power plants. Navigant Research expects global DER capacity to grow up to five times faster than new central station generation over the next five years.

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Topics: Internet of Things, Energy IoT, DER, DERs

Taking Advantage of the Disruption at the Grid Edge Part 1: The DER Opportunity

Posted by Kimberly Getgen on Jul 17, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Distributed energy resources (DERs) are mushrooming, particularly in the commercial and industrial (C&I) sector. Consider this: Between 2011 and 2015, distributed generation in the U.S. C&I sector increased by 400 percent, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. This growth represents a significant opportunity for energy and technology providers. Navigant Research says, “a new landscape is emerging in which a more sophisticated two-way grid of networked DERs is emerging which will pave the way for an Energy Cloud ecosystem valued at $1.3 trillion in new annual industry revenue by 2030.”

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Topics: Internet of Things, Energy IoT, DER, Energy Providers, DERs

Case Study: Health Care Providers Drive Energy Management Programs with Blue Pillar

Posted by Kimberly Getgen on Jul 12, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Energy management for healthcare clients is often a matter of life or death. When the grid fails, and extreme weather or other unforeseen circumstances impact energy supplies, critical facilities like hospitals must continue to operate normally to ensure the quality of patient care and safety. To guarantee reliability and reduce costs, healthcare facilities requiring technology-centralized monitoring and control of their Emergency Power Supply System (EPSS) turn to Blue Pillar. This blog, is about two Blue Pillar healthcare customers who capitalized on significant energy savings of $20,000 to $200,000 per site by implementing an energy management strategy using our Aurora® Energy Network of Things™ platform. Below, are their stories.

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Topics: Energy Management, Healthcare Facilities, Energy IoT, DERs, Case Study

Case Study: Energy Service Provider Drives Value & Innovation at the Grid Edge with Blue Pillar

Posted by Kimberly Getgen on Jul 10, 2017 9:00:00 AM

What if you could navigate the increasingly complex energy environment at your largest commercial energy customers to increase engagement and offer new services without ever stepping foot behind-the meter? That’s what one of the largest ESPs in the United States asked themselves which lead to a nationwide search for Energy IoT platforms from companies with experience behind-the-meter at large  Commercial and Industrial (C&I) sites.

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Topics: Distributed Generation, Resiliency, Grid Edge, Energy Providers, DERs, Case Study

How Healthcare Facilities Can Weather Any Storm

Posted by Kimberly Getgen on Jul 6, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Over the last year, Blue Pillar partnered with nonprofit Powered for Patients to create the Roadmap to Resiliency whitepaper. Our 35-page whitepaper discusses emergency power best practices and ways for healthcare facilities to safeguard emergency power through new technologies and innovative protocols. This blog is a short summary of our whitepaper, which is a valuable resource  for healthcare providers going into the ASHE 2017 Conference. If you are looking to set higher standards for patient care through improved resiliency and energy efficiency, learn more by download the full Whitepaper here

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Topics: Energy Management, Healthcare Facilities, Energy IoT

Getting to Know Energy IoT the Blue Pillar Way Part 2: What is Energy Network-as-a-Service (ENaaS)?

Posted by Kimberly Getgen on Jun 28, 2017 10:36:00 AM

 

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Topics: Emergency Power Management, Resiliency, Sustainability, Energy IoT, Energy Transformation, DERs, Energy Network-as-a-Service

Blue Pillar Taps Microsoft Azure for Energy Network as a Service (ENaas) Offering

Posted by Kimberly Getgen on Jun 15, 2017 9:05:00 AM

Announced today, Blue Pillar’s Aurora Energy Network-as-a-Service (ENaaS) is now powered by Microsoft Azure.

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Topics: Internet of Things, Videos, Behind-the-meter connectivity, Microsoft Azure

Blue Pillar Wins Platts Global Energy Grid Edge Award – A Sign of Rapidly Emerging Energy Transformation

Posted by Kimberly Getgen on Dec 13, 2016 2:00:00 PM

Last week was an exciting one for Blue Pillar.  It was our first year attending the Platts Global Energy Awards gala on Wall Street in New York City where we learned that we had won the coveted Grid Edge Award from a field of prestigious and innovative finalists. We are particularly excited about this award not just because of what it means for us as a company, but because of what it says about the current transformation happening within the energy industry at the edge of the grid.

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Topics: Energy Management, DER, Grid Edge, Energy Transformation, Award News, Energy Providers, DR

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