Cloud software company EnergySavvy ups ante by hiring regulatory veteran


US utility software company EnergySavvy has added new utility clients to its customer roster as well as created a new regulatory advisor position within the company.

EnergySavvy, which develops cloud software for utility demand-side management announced this week that it is now working with southwest utilities – Salt River Project, Public Service of New Mexico, and New Mexico Gas Company.

All three have launched EnergySavvy’s Optix Engage to drive energy efficiency participation among customers in their service areas.

Salt River Project also plans to launch Optix Manage to automate and improve their Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program.

Manager of product development at the utility Nathan Morey said: “We chose EnergySavvy’s proven solutions to help us engage customers and streamline workflow to improve program performance and reduce cost.

“We’re working with EnergySavvy to continue to scale our programs and maintain our position among the top performing utilities nationwide.”

Connecting with regulatory community

EnergySavvy appoints Fred Butler as regulatory advisorEnergySavvy also announced this week that it has added Fred Butler to its team as a regulatory advisor.

Mr Butler, former commissioner for the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities and past president and member of the board of directors of National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, will take on a strategic role in further developing the company’s outreach to the regulatory community and advancing better quantification and delivery of energy efficiency.

Commenting on the appointment, Butler said: “The ability of utilities, their evaluators, regulators, and other stakeholders to measure energy efficiency performance quickly, accurately and continuously creates value for the industry.

“EnergySavvy has proven that its platform delivers greater value for the market, unlocking more energy savings per rate-payer dollar spent on efficiency. As state commissions and utilities look to energy efficiency as a predictable and reliable source of growth, the company’s products are well suited to enable that transformation.”

EnergySavvy, with offices in Boston and Seattle, has more than 25 utilities using its Optix Demand-Side Management (DSM) System.