Delaware has picked energyOrbit to track and report on the state’s efficiency, conservation and renewable energy initiatives.
The San Francisco-based company will deliver a statewide database platform for the Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility (DESEU) and for programs at the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC).
- The cloud-based platform is designed to standardize and streamline data tracking and reporting for a multitude of energy efficiency and renewable energy programs. EnergyOrbit says the deal is the first in the industry to designate a single tracking and reporting system for an entire state.
With its Sustainable Energy Utility, Delaware is trying to move the state toward a more decentralized utility model that uses energy more efficiently and sustainably. That could be hard to do if the state cannot track its progress.
“While achieving our mission of bringing the most cost effective opportunities for energy savings, it only makes sense that we would employ the most efficient, cost-effective method for implementing, tracking and reporting Delaware's energy efficiency initiatives,” Tony DePrima, executive director of the DESEU, said in a statement.
EnergyOrbit says its cloud platform can track and report a number of initiatives, from low-interest revolving loans for energy efficiency and customer-sited renewables, to solar renewable energy credits procurement and home performance audits.
In addition, DNREC will use energyOrbit’s database to organize national emission data and calculate Delaware’s overall emissions.
“One of our core missions is to get our clients out of spreadsheet hell and other non-collaborative, static business solutions,” Udi Merhav, CEO of energyOrbit, said in a statement.