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.
In this fourth installment of our a five-part series exploring the disruptive trends impacting facility and energy management in 2016, we will take you beyond what companies can do with their connected assets, and explore what connected assets can do for them.
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 was on hand at this year’s DistribuTech conference, where one of the major trends discussed was the rapid uptick in Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) behind-the-meter. There has been a 400% growth in DERs behind-the-meter within the Commercial + Industrial (C+I) sector, operating some of the most complex facilities in the world, including hospitals, universities, and large commercial buildings. With the availability of new IoT platforms offering simplified, ubiquitous connectivity to DERs, it now becomes possible to engage the largest electricity users in the C+I market and provide new revenue generating services.
Today, Blue Pillar announced its efforts to work with New York City hospitals to help strengthen grid resiliency. As a selected solution provider in Con Edison’s Demand Management Program, Blue Pillar is proud to support first-mover hospitals that are using their back-up emergency generation systems to strengthen the grid—and their facilities—against the devastating effects of power outages and severe weather events that cause them to lose power during times of crisis.
Welcome to the inaugural post of the Blue Pillar Critical Facilities Blog! This blog will serve as a forum to address the issues impacting your critical energy and resiliency needs. For example, a recent survey of business by Deloitte revealed: