Taking Advantage of the Disruption at the Grid Edge Part 3: Energy Network-as-a-Service

Posted by Kimberly Getgen on Jul 20, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Over the past five years, the utility industry has faced unprecedented technological disruptions brought on by Energy IoT. A plethora of new, grid-connected devices have formed complex IoT networks featuring a variety of energy assets such as smart meters, sensors and even street lights. But what makes these systems “smart’”? It is the data that drives them.

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Topics: Behing-the-Meter Connectivity, Energy IoT, DER, DERs, Energy Network-as-a-Service

5 Disruptive Trends Impacting Facility and Energy Management in 2016 - Trend #2

Posted by Mark Williams, Vice President of Sales on May 19, 2016 3:30:00 PM


In the first of this five-part series, we explored how a facility’s ability to connect to energy assets has evolved. In this second post of the series exploring disruptive trends in 2016, we now take a deeper look at unleashing the power of energy management data through a cutting-edge connectivity platform that is open to all energy assets at the connectivity layer and third-party energy management software through an open Application Programming Interface (API).

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Topics: Internet of Things, Behing-the-Meter Connectivity

DistribuTech 2016 Wrap-Up: 3 Ways Utilities and Energy Service Providers Can Benefit From an Energy Network of Things™ Platform

Posted by Kimberly Getgen on Feb 23, 2016 10:54:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Distributed Generation, Behing-the-Meter Connectivity