Blue Pillar Receives Greentech Media’s Prestigious Grid Edge Award

Posted by Kimberly Getgen on Apr 21, 2016 9:30:00 AM
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Last week, Greentech Media announced that Blue Pillar was selected to receive a Grid Edge 2016 Award. This prestigious award is given to the top 20 companies and projects that have demonstrated potential to shape tomorrow’s distributed energy future and embody grid edge industry transformation.


Between 2010-2015, we witnessed a 400 percent increase in behind-the-meter distributed generation assets in the Consumer & Industrial sector. This exponential growth is radically changing the boundaries at the grid edge and we believe Blue Pillar’s ability to provide ubiquitous connectivity greatly simplifies the chaos behind-the-meter—essential to transforming the grid for the 21st century.  As the grid evolves, it will require technologies and business models that can link utilities and customers to turn distributed energy resources into grid assets and help make facilities more resilient, efficient and self-sufficient.

Blue Pillar has created a behind-the-meter Distributed Generation Infrastructure (DGI) to connect energy assets in a way that scales to the needs of energy providers, grid operators and facility owners. We have the world’s first and only self-configurable platform to connect these assets that can work with existing legacy equipment, with no onsite programming. By centrally connecting and gathering distributed generation data, a grid operator or energy service provider gains accurate insights and control of any asset that generates, consumes, switches or measures electricity.

To date, our team has connected hundreds of megawatts of distributed energy assets behind-the-meter at a wide range of facilities including hospitals, military bases and universities, to help them become more energy efficient and resilient. As a result, Blue Pillar is consistently ranked as a microgrid enablement leader in various industry reports.

Greentech Media started the Grid Edge Awards in 2014 to identify companies that embody the technology and programs required to push grid edge industry transformation. Winners include grid pioneers, established technology vendors, utilities, energy providers and others who showcase innovative products, market-disrupting business models and an overall forward-looking vision.

Blue Pillar will receive the award at the Grid Edge World Forum, taking place June 21-23, 2016, in San Jose, CA. CEO Tom Willie will speak on a panel entitled “Large Electricity Customers: Pivoting from Efficiency and Self Generation to Engaged Grid Participants" on Day 2 of the Forum, June 22, at 1:45 p.m.

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Topics: Distributed Generation, Internet of Things