Blue Pillar’s Aurora® Energy Network of Things™ Platform Receives 2015 IoT Excellence Award

Jun 3 2016

Company Has Been Recognized Seven Times in the Last Four Months for their Ground-Breaking IoT Technology Platform that is Disrupting the Energy and Facilities Management Space

Frederick, MD– February 18, 2016—Blue Pillar, provider of the world’s first self-configurable Energy Network of Things platform that connects and controls distributed energy assets, announced today that its Auroraplatform has received a 2015 IoT Excellence Award. The IoT Evolution IoT Excellence Award honors innovative products that support the availability of information being deduced, inferred and directly gathered from sensors, systems and anything else that supports better business decisions. It is awarded by IoT Evolution magazine, the leading publication covering IoT technologies.


Blue Pillar’s Aurora Energy Network of Things platform has received several honors in the last four months, earning the IoT Evolution 2015 IoT Smart Machines Innovation Award, two Golden Bridge Energy Industry Innovation of the Year Awards, Energy Manager Today Top Product of the Year, and placing in the Global Cleantech 100 and the Deloitte Technology Fast 500.


“Blue Pillar’s Aurora Energy Network of Things platform continues to be recognized within the cleantech, energy and IoT communities for its innovative approach and unparalleled ability to securely connect and control distributed energy assets regardless of make, model or vintage,” said Tom Willie, CEO of Blue Pillar. “We are in the midst of an IoT revolution and no other company has been able to provide our level of secure connectivity and control behind-themeter in the energy or facilities management space. Our unique and valuable IoT approach is being leveraged by Facilities of the Future™ in their pursuit of becoming more energy efficient, resilient and self-sufficient.”


With a 400% growth in behind-the-meter distributed generation in just the last five years, Blue Pillar’s Aurora Energy Network of Things platform provides this much-needed, ubiquitous connectivity and control of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) from solar, wind, microturbines and fuel cells to conventional natural gas-fired CHP and multi-vendor legacy assets such as meters. Before, this could only have been accomplished through highly expensive, time consuming, and custom system integrations that were open to security vulnerabilities. Blue Pillar self-prescribes a secure, self-configurable approach that avoids siloed networks, stranded assets and expensive point solutions. With this approach, Aurora has completely disrupted the energy management industry by successfully connecting thousands of multi-vendor and legacy assets and allowing facilities, energy service providers and utilities to more easily and cost-effectively reach their aggressive energy management goals.


“It is my pleasure to recognize the Aurora Energy Network of Things platform with a 2015 IoT Excellence Award for its excellence in innovation,” said Carl Ford, CEO & Community Developer, Crossfire Media. “As a leader in this rapidly evolving industry, I look forward to seeing Blue Pillar’s future successes.


About Blue Pillar:

Blue Pillar is the leading Energy Network of Things provider for distributed energy networks. Our award winning Aurora platform, and patented deployment methodology is the first solution to connect behind-the-meter distributed energy resources by self-prescribing secure IoT networks that enable real-time control of assets and collection of energy data. Using Aurora, hundreds of the world’s most complex facilities operators have increased their energy resiliency, efficiency or self-sufficiency efforts, including Duke University Medical Center, Tenet Healthcare and Houston Methodist. Energy service providers have been able to offer new services to their Commercial and Industrial (C+I) customers by centrally monitoring, managing, and dispatching behind-the-meter assets with Aurora. Blue Pillar was recognized as one of the 15 fastest growing energy tech companies in North America by the Deloitte Fast 500™. Learn how Blue Pillar can help you take control of your energy future faster and more affordably by visiting or on Twitter at @bluepillarinc.


About Crossfire Media:

Crossfire Media is an integrated marketing company with a core focus on future trends in technology. We service communities of interest with conferences, tradeshows, webinars and newsletters. Crossfire Media has a partnership with Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) to produce events and websites related to disruptive technologies. Crossfire Media is a division of Crossfire Consulting, a full-service Information Technology company based in New York. 


Media Contacts:

Tom Ehart

Marketing Communications Manager, Blue Pillar, Inc.


Jake Rozmaryn Eco Branding for Blue Pillar, Inc.

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