Aurora® Technology One of the First to Integrate with deX
Frederick, MD – October 29, 2018 – Blue Pillar, the leading Internet of Things (IoT) provider to connect Energy Things®, today announced a partnership with Australia-based GreenSync coinciding with the launch of their new Decentralised Energy Exchange (deX), a market-based platform that enables the physical coordination and dispatch of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs). The partnership leverages Blue Pillar’s Aurora Energy Network of Things® platform as a connectivity and control layer to be fully integrated with deX through the deX API, allowing customers greater access to open energy markets beginning in early 2019.
By integrating with deX, Blue Pillar becomes part of a global network capable of enabling the connectivity of millions of DERs — including virtual power plants (VPPs), inverters, battery storage, monitoring solutions and other new ‘behind-the-meter’ products — both physically and digitally to the Decentralised Energy Exchange, enabling new tradable energy services and expanding the reach of existing VPPs already in the market today. Through the combination of Blue Pillar’s Energy IoT networking expertise, which simplifies connectivity and control enablement, and the global reach of deX, DER owners can better access existing markets, the wholesale market and new markets for the trading of energy services, allowing the energy system to operate with high proportions of renewables, while ensuring a reliable supply of energy.
“Blue Pillar is proud to be among the first technology providers to integrate to the Decentralised Energy Exchange,” notes Tom Willie, CEO of Blue Pillar. “As we’ve continued to focus on creating an open Energy IoT platform that connects any behind-the-meter energy assets regardless of vendor or vintage, as well as providing new solutions such as Energy Network-as-a-Service (ENaaS), which provides our customers with a no-touch, turnkey way of getting the data and control logic they desire without having to worry about designing, owning, operating, or maintaining these behind-the-meter IoT networks, integrating with a larger energy exchange such as deX opens up greater opportunities for our global customers to become players in real-time energy markets.”
Blue Pillar, a leader in Industrial IoT through its Energy Network of Things platform, has been a forerunner in behind-the-meter connectivity, energy IoT networking, and edge-based fog computing utilized in helping energy providers launch new services, as well as commercial and industrial facilities who leverage the platform to become more energy and operationally efficient and resilient. Partnership with the deX and GreenSync extends Blue Pillar’s global network of energy change agents, while demonstrating the uniqueness of Blue Pillar’s ubiquitous solution for connecting DERs regardless of make, model or vintage.
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 follow us on Twitter or LinkedIn.
GreenSync connects millions of decentralised energy resources to create a more resilient and efficient energy network. We call this the trend towards the dynamic grid. By empowering and enabling new energy market participants, our market-enabling technology offers an unrivalled breadth of capability and efficiency. This delivers an advantage to our clients, whilst making a better energy future possible for the world.
To achieve real change, we are implementing new ways of measuring, generating, storing and trading energy. This means transforming existing energy grids into live energy marketplaces. Marketplaces that drive sensible investment in infrastructure and encourage energy trading and sharing. Marketplaces that empower households and businesses to participate in energy exchanges when they are most needed. Marketplaces that improve the sustainability of our energy systems without compromising their security or reliability.