Blue Pillar Launches Power Management Platforms to Enable the Internet of Things for the Energy Market

Oct 7 2014

Indianapolis, Ind. – Oct. 7, 2014 – Blue Pillar, a leading provider of power and energy management solutions specifically for critical and complex facilities, has launched Aurora and Avise Foresite, two energy management software platforms that push the industry forward in a vision for smart, connected, centrally managed, and energy-conscious buildings and campuses.

“Keeping the lights on in facilities where bad things happen when the lights go off is a major issue, considering the U.S. economy loses $125 billion annually due to power outages. To make matters worse, energy prices have increased by over 50 percent in the past 10 years in critical and complex facilities like hospitals and data centers,” said Tom Willie, CEO of Blue Pillar. “Blue Pillar’s new platform solutions, supported by additional venture funding, are specifically designed to support these critical facilities in solving these complex problems worldwide.”

Highly complex single-site and multi-site facilities, where power is critical to 24/7 operations and the people they serve, are seeking new solutions to protect themselves against an aging infrastructure and workforce, reduce operating and energy costs, all while increasing their energy resiliency and sustainability. Facilities like hospitals and military bases, which run absolutely critical operations, cannot afford unreliable energy performance because it endangers lives.

Blue Pillar’s Aurora, Avise Insite, and Avise Foresite software solutions address the most pressing challenges for today’s complex and critical facilities.

Blue Pillar’s suite of connectivity, energy, and centralized enterprise facility management solutions empower facility executives to recover value from stranded facility assets and reduce power-loss risk, while improving energy efficiency across multi-site facility systems and facilitate demand response programs. 

•Aurora is a Digital Energy Internet of Things platform that securely connects, controls, and collects data from facility equipment.

•Avise Foresite is a Centralized Facility Management software applications platform allowing multi-site facility operators to centrally manage energy efficiency, resiliency, capital, and local emergency events.

•Both new platforms, coupled with Blue Pillar’s professional services, augment Blue Pillar’s Avise Insite real-time analytics offering, so local facility operators can gain insight into their energy, operations, and compliance capabilities within a single complex and critical facility. 

 “The aging workforce, increased campus consolidation, managing cost pressures. and energy efficiency program tracking are requiring a corporate level oversight of energy and operational data in a single platform,” said Mike Jude, research manager at Frost & Sullivan. “Blue Pillar is the only company with a vendor-agnostic solution that addresses the need today – at both the local and enterprise levels – for critical and complex facilities.”

Tenet Healthcare Corp. uses Blue Pillar’s solutions to operate 60 facilities across the United States to enhance patient care and safety through better energy management. “Deploying Blue Pillar’s solution for Tenet Healthcare’s energy fleet helps us minimize overall energy spend, streamline our day-to-day energy management operations, and make a meaningful contribution to the stability of the power grid,” said Tenet's Ken Sutherland.