In a partnership with Puget Sound Energy, Power TakeOff launched the AMI Small and Midsize Business Virtual Commissioning™ (VCx™) energy efficiency program pilot on September 7, 2021, to employ advanced data analytics and targeted customer engagement to help non-residential customers save on electric and gas energy costs. Using interval meter data, made available by smart meter investments by Puget Sound Energy, the VCx™ Pilot will remotely identify and craft personalized, site-specific energy efficiency recommendations. Each commissioning project is virtually and remotely reviewed with the prospective participant, who is informed of low and no-cost efficiency improvements specific to their building, equipment, and operating conditions. The pilot will identify and target small and medium-sized commercial and industrial customers using both gas and electric energy.
“This program will finally give us a way to leverage our commercial AMI data for customer service through energy efficiency recommendations. Many of the customers that will be involved in this program are hard-to-reach and rarely get personalized engagement. With the help of Power TakeOff’s proven VCx™ energy efficiency program, we are excited to be able to serve our small-to-midsize commercial customers in a virtual, customized, and time-efficient manner.” Tyson Schmitt, Energy Management Engineer at Puget Sound Energy said.
The VCx™ Pilot comes at an ideal time for smart meter investment. Thanks to this new technology, energy usage data can be analyzed more effectively, and energy pricing models are more convenient. Another advantage is that the energy advisor can communicate in a contactless manner instead of sending employees to the business.