|[June 18, 2014]
Southern California Edison (SCE) Selects FirstFuel Software to Deliver Innovative Energy Efficiency Program for Commercial Customers
LEXINGTON, Mass. --(Business Wire)--
Software, the trusted source for energy use intelligence, today
announced that it has been selected by Southern California Edison (News - Alert) (SCE),
the primary electricity provider for much of Southern California, to
deliver a first-of-its-kind Continuous Engagement program using advanced
analytics to help scale energy efficiency delivery. The program is part
of the IDEEA365 initiative, a larger California program designed to help
investor-owned utilities adopt new ideas and technology that can change
the trajectory and quality of energy efficiency delivery.
The FirstFuel program will use extensive smart grid data from more than
10,000 mid-sized commercial buildings across multiple business types to
help more of SCE's customers participate and benefit from energy
efficiency programs. While many of the largest buildings are well known
to have substantial energy savings, FirstFuel's analysis has shown that
mid-sized buildings can offer 40% of the total savings potential in an
average commercial portfolio. SCE, like many utilities, has long been
interested in solutions that help improve its efficiency services to
this valued segment.
FirstFuel will help SCE Account Management teams to channel cstomers to
the right programs and the right efficiency incentives - both
immediately and progressively over time. Specifically, FirstFuel's
analytics will help SCE and its customers better understand where the
best opportunities are for efficiency, on a building-by-building basis,
and help customers to reduce the energy usage through continuous
engagement. The multi-channel program will use FirstFuel's energy web
platform, email alerting and SCE's commercial customer service teams to
deliver energy performance intelligence directly to customers. FirstFuel
and SCE aim to reduce the cost of customer service while simultaneously
boosting program participation and customer savings.
"Commercial customers get the best value when energy efficiency is a
sustained effort," said Mark Wallenrod, SCE's Director of Demand of
Demand Side Management Program Operations. "We are excited to use data
analytics to help our customers better understand the potential of
efficiency projects and encourage more businesses to benefit long-term
from our programs."
"Southern California Edison is a true innovator in its commitment to
delivering cutting-edge efficiency programs and services across its
customers," said FirstFuel CEO Swapnil Shah. "By giving meaning to
previously untapped data through advanced analytics, SCE is paving the
way for increased energy efficiency across its commercial
portfolio-ultimately helping unlock huge savings potential."
About Southern California Edison
An Edison International (NYSE:EIX) company, Southern California
Edison is one of the nation's largest electric utilities, serving a
population of nearly 14 million via 4.9 million customer accounts in a
50,000-square-mile service area within Central, Coastal and Southern
About FirstFuel Software
FirstFuel Software is the trusted source for energy use intelligence.
FirstFuel helps utility and government customers deliver scalable energy
efficiency across their building portfolios through the Remote Building
Analytics platform, which uses advanced meter data analytics to
identify, enable and track energy efficiency savings behind the meter in
commercial buildings - all without onsite visits or device
installations. Designed to be rapidly and cost-effectively deployed
across hundreds or thousands of commercial buildings, FirstFuel changes
the scale at which the sector can achieve its energy efficiency goals.
Founded in 2009 and privately held, FirstFuel is headquartered in
Lexington, Mass. For more information, please visit www.firstfuel.com.
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