Unlocking the Value of Real Time Energy Management Systems

Posted by Tom Ehart, Director of Marketing Communications on May 31, 2018 10:50:56 AM

As the pursuit of reduced energy usage and decreased energy spending as part of achieving corporate financial and sustainability goals continues to escalate on the world stage, the need for utility and energy service managers, property owners, building managers, and tenants to have real-time data on energy usage — as well as the ability to manage, monitor and analyze that data — becomes more critical than it has ever been before. Likewise, the demand for real-time energy services that can tap into current market prices increases each day, creating a necessity for technologies that can provide accurate, real-time energy data.

As a newly qualified System Provider for the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) Real Time Energy Management (RTEM) program, Blue Pillar’s Aurora® Energy Network of Things® platform is at the forefront of delivering on the promise of real-time energy data. With its ability to connect to the broadest variety of Energy Things® regardless of make, model or vintage, including access to data from Building Automation Systems and Building Management Systems, Aurora is a cloud-based solution for providing best-in-class, behind-the-meter energy networks and IoT-driven energy data with the ability to meet the needs of utilities, energy providers, applications solution providers, and Commercial and Industrial (C&I) customers alike. With a proven track record of achieving the highest levels of data accuracy and timeliness, Aurora’s cutting-edge, IoT technology is transforming the way companies manage, consume, and buy energy.

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Topics: Distributed Energy Resources, DERs, RTEM

Blue Pillar Wins Prestigious Frost & Sullivan Growth Leadership Award for Behind-the-Meter Internet- of-Energy, Part 3:  Energy Network-as-a-Service (ENaaS)

Posted by Todd Krause, Chief Commercial Officer on Sep 28, 2017 9:45:00 AM

In our last blog post, we outlined the factors that contributed to Blue Pillar’s selection as the winner of Frost & Sullivan’s Growth Excellence Leadership Award due to the ability to better address behind-the-meter connectivity needs of commercial and industrial (C&I) customers. But innovating in the ways to deliver exceptional customer value through our services-based approach was something that distinguished us from the competition.

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Topics: Award News, Distributed Energy Resources, Behind-the-meter connectivity, Energy IoT, Energy Network-as-a-Service, Energy Management

Blue Pillar Wins Prestigious Frost & Sullivan Growth Leadership Award for Behind-the-Meter Internet- of-Energy, Part 2: Open to Third-Party Software

Posted by Todd Krause, Chief Commercial Officer on Sep 21, 2017 9:45:00 AM

Highlighting the rapid emergence of distributed energy resources (DERs), the newly released report from Frost & Sullivan establishes the need for utilities and their commercial and industrial (C&I) customers  to create behind-the-meter networks of DERs to enable a number of applications including:

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Topics: Award News, Distributed Energy Resources, Behind-the-meter connectivity, Energy IoT, Energy Network-as-a-Service, Energy Management

Blue Pillar Wins Prestigious Frost & Sullivan Growth Leadership Award for Behind-the-Meter Internet- of-Energy, Part 1

Posted by Todd Krause, Chief Commercial Officer on Sep 19, 2017 9:43:28 AM

Today, Blue Pillar announced we were recognized with Frost & Sullivan’s “2017 North American Behind-the-meter Internet-of-Energy Growth Excellence Leadership Award” for connecting behind-the-meter assets that can help overcome reliability and resiliency challenges, while also being first in market to offer Energy Network-as-a-Service (ENaaS). Each year, Frost & Sullivan bestows this award upon the company that demonstrates excellence in growth and customer value. It recognizes the superiority of the product/service, as well as the overall customer, purchase, ownership, and service experience offered, which has resulted in the recipient company seeing above-market growth and greater share of wallet. The award lauds the growth, diversification, and sustainability strategies of the company.

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Topics: Award News, Distributed Energy Resources, Behind-the-meter connectivity, Energy IoT, Energy Network-as-a-Service, Energy Management

Blue Pillar Enables Next-Gen Microgrids with Energy IoT; Part 2

Posted by Brad Witter, Co-Founder and CTO on Sep 18, 2017 10:39:07 AM

Picking up from Part I, as we evaluated the requirements from the Energy Service Provider, we realized that their microgrid needed to solve a series of complex problems:

First, our Energy IoT microgrid solution had to be able to connect all energy assets, such as emergency backup power, natural gas turbines, chillers, boilers and energy storage — regardless of make, model or vintage.

Second, it also had to be expansive enough to cover a diverse set of next generation assets that would be installed in a future-state, such as wind, solar, and vehicle-to-grid.

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Topics: Microgrids, Energy IoT, DERs, Distributed Energy Resources