Frederick, MD – May 16, 2018 – Blue Pillar, the leading Internet of Things (IoT) provider to connect Energy Things®, today announced its Energy Network-as-a-Service (ENaaS) received a Top Product of the Year Award in the Environmental Leader and Energy Manager Today Product & Project Awards. ENaaS is considered by judges as an exemplary product.
In the evaluation of ENaaS, one judge noted: “This is a sophisticated innovative solution that leverages the latest technology (IoT, smart connected assets, and Big Data analytics) and is delivered in an innovative delivery model (Network-as-a-Service). Something really new to the market, and differentiated.”
ENaaS offers a seamless, end-to-end service built on Blue Pillar’s award-winning Aurora® platform that allows energy service providers (ESPs), utilities, and application providers to access behind-the-meter data and control. The Aurora ENaaS offering includes full lifecycle management of all aspects of a behind-the-meter IoT rollout culminating in the delivery of data and control according to a service level agreement that achieves the customer’s goals for their service or solution. Blue Pillar’s ENaaS offering eliminates operational deployment and maintenance concerns and delivers all hardware, installation and configuration required to keep the network alive. Behind-the-meter data and control is accessible through an open Application Program Interface (API) that dramatically reduces development time and costs.
“ENaaS continues to be recognized within the cleantech, energy, and IoT communities for its innovative approach to providing a no-touch solution for behind-the-meter networking and real-time energy data. Since launching Aurora, we’ve worked closely with a number of energy service providers, application providers and utilities who are using the platform to quickly connect distributed energy resources utilizing Aurora’s software automated deployment tools and secure platform architecture,” said Tom Willie, CEO of Blue Pillar. “We’ve also learned these customers often lack the ability to deploy, maintain, and manage these networks after commissioning, and need an end-to-end, cradle-to-grave service. ENaaS provides the infrastructure that allows them to gain a competitive edge by focusing their efforts on how real-time data and control can differentiate their business.”
The Environmental Leader and Energy Manager Today Product & Project Awards is a program recognizing excellence in products and services that provide companies with energy and environmental benefits, or in projects implemented by companies that improved environmental or energy management and increased the bottom line.
Scores were determined by a panel of independent judges headed by Peter Bussey of LNS Research and also including judges from: Ball Aerospace, Best Buy, Black Ink Consulting, BSI Group, CandA, Caesars, Consultant Ben Larkey, Harbec, Kellogg, LNS Research, Marriott, Miller Coors,Nike, Novartis, Sears Holdings Corporation, Strategic Sustainable Consulting, Sustridge, Tesla, Wellborn Cabinet, and Vincit Group.
With rapid advancements and a continuous rate of change in the field, sustainability and energy professionals have a notoriously difficult time knowing what products to choose to help their companies increase energy, environmental, and sustainability performance. The Environmental Leader and Energy Manager Today Product & Project Awards give companies a solid base of products, vetted by experts, from which to choose, as well as a variety of successful projects to illustrate how sustainability and energy management is helping companies improve.
"With a highly respected (and critical) judging panel and a strict set of judging criteria, entrants faced an extremely high bar for the level of product or project to qualify for an award," says Tim Hermes, publisher of Environmental Leader parent company, Business Sector Media. "Those who entered needed to bring their A-game to get even a sniff of award-nirvana. And they delivered."
The Aurora ENaaS offering is currently available for purchase. A full listing of platform benefits and architecture can be found at bluepillar.com.
About Blue Pillar
Blue Pillar connects the Energy Things that power our world. The only IoT solution to unite all Energy Things onto a single platform, Blue Pillar unleashes the power of real-time data to strengthen critical infrastructure and accelerate business. Blue Pillar’s Aurora is automated through a template-driven process where security is built-in from sensor to cloud. With Blue Pillar, companies have unprecedented insight into their energy needs to become more efficient and have peace of mind that when the grid goes down, their business will continue forward. Learn more at bluepillar.com or on Twitter at @bluepillarinc.
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About the Environmental Leader and Energy Manager Today Product & Project Awards
In its sixth year, the Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards recognize excellence in products and services that provide companies with energy and environmental benefits, or in corporate projects that improved environmental, sustainability or energy management and increased the bottom line. It is a five-point rating system designed to offer companies feedback and recognition. Third-party judges came from the following companies: Ball Aerospace, Best Buy, Black Ink Consulting, BSI Group, CandA, Caesars, Consultant Ben Larkey, Harbec, Kellogg, LNS Research, Marriott, Miller Coors,Nike, Novartis, Sears Holdings Corporation, Strategic Sustainable Consulting, Sustridge, Tesla, Wellborn Cabinet, and Vincit Group. For a complete list of winners, visit www.energymanagertoday.com/