Calico Energy Expands Board of Advisors, Readies for Rapid Utility Market Expansion
SEATTLE, WA, Jan 05, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
Calico Energy (www.calicoenergy.com), the market leader in
interoperable energy data management and analytics, announced today
that Jesse Berst, Managing Director of Global Smart Energy, and Dr.
Subramanian Vadari, President of Modern Grid Solutions, have joined
the company's board of advisors. The two distinguished smart grid
experts will be closely involved with the company taking its
groundbreaking Unified Operations Center to market for
investor-owned, municipal, cooperative and publicly owned utilities
in the U.S. and Canada.
"Today's utilities are saddled by disconnected, standalone
applications, each with its own interface and its own reporting,"
said Berst. "With the launch of its Unified Operations Center, Calico
provides both unified control and unified analytics -- a breakthrough
that streamlines operations, improves control, and reduces cost. No
longer do operators have to use a 'swivel chair interface' to jump
from app to app. Nor do they have to cut and paste data into homemade
spreadsheets. They have complete control and complete visibility in
Calico's modular energy management platform, the Energy Intelligence
Suite, connects data, devices, software engines and applications to
provide a single view of energy. This centralized solution enables
utilities to improve decision making and gain insight through
advanced analytics and forecasting capabilities. Based on these
insights, utilities can then create and execute diverse demand side
management programs to realize operational improvements and reduce
"When it comes to breaking down the challenges plaguing utilities
today -- too much data, too many disconnected tools, systems, and
devices, and too much pressure to show results -- Calico has used
their experience developing solutions in other markets to create a
technology agnostic solution for the utility," said Dr. Vadari.
"Utilities are thrilled when they learn that Calico has a single
solution that will help them make better decisions, monitor and
manage energy, and demonstrate compliance. I look forward to helping
Calico continue to expand its customer base and lead the unified
operations center market segment."
Dr. Vadari has more than 25 years of experience delivering strategic
solutions to the electric utility industry in T&D grid operations,
generation operations, energy markets, and smart grid. His current
company, Modern Grid Solutions, provides business and technology
services to electric utilities and their solution providers. Dr.
Vadari was previously Vice President of Energy Infrastructure at
Battelle's Energy Technology Global Business Unit. Prior to joining
Battelle, he was one of the lead partners at Accenture's global T&D
practice, where he founded and led Accenture's System Operations and
Smart Grid practice. Dr. Vadari is also on the board of the GridWise
Jesse Berst is founder and chief analyst at SmartGridNews.com, the
Internet's oldest and largest smart grid site. For the past decade,
he has served on the Advisory Board of Pacific Northwest National
Laboratory's Energy and Environment Directorate.
To learn how cooperative, municipal and publicly owned utilities are
driving down costs and improving customer service and responsiveness
-- or how IOUs are increasing profitability and customer satisfaction
while reducing risk and meeting regulatory requirements -- visit
www.calicoenergy.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org
About Calico Energy Services
Calico Energy provides a unified operations center that connects
data, devices, software engines and applications. Through centralized
reporting and powerful analytics, this "hub" enables intelligent
decision making -- as well as control of targeted energy resources
and grid assets. As a result, utilities can obtain:
Unified Analytics. Calico improves decision making by unifying all
relevant data from inside and outside a utility, and providing
insight through advanced analytics and forecasting capabilities.
These components leverage Calico's Unified Operations Center and
relational database, enabling utilities to explore and adjust
variables in near real-time to identify opportunities to optimize
Unified Control. With Calico's Unified Operations Center, utilities
can create, execute, test, and fine-tune load management programs.
Calico enables utilities to create diverse program strategies to meet
operational needs, business goals, and regulatory requirements --
today and in the future. The Company's commitment to industry
standards and open architecture ensures ongoing support for new and
To learn more about Calico Energy Services, please visit
Calico Energy Services is a trademark of Calico Energy, Inc. All
product and company names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their
respective owners in the U.S. and other countries.
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