Puget Sound Energy and Power TakeOff: Generating Energy Savings for Business Customers in New Pilot Program

November 04, 2021
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Lauren Goldfarb
Power TakeOff

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.

About Power TakeOff: Power TakeOff is an industry leader in the creation of non-residential utility data products, services, and efficiency programs. Since 2007, Power TakeOff has specialized in Energy Intelligence Software, specifically using advanced analytics to simplify vast amounts of data produced by utilities and buildings into personalized, custom energy efficiency recommendations, and M&V 2.0 / NMEC statistical saving results. Utility leaders across the U.S. and Canada rely on Power TakeOff to transform complex, non-residential engagement challenges into solutions that deliver exceptional customer experiences and results, meeting efficiency goals, and reducing GHG emissions. Power TakeOff is also known for pioneering the award-winning Virtual Commissioning® (VCx®), providing customer engagement to SMBs for simple, energy-efficient solutions. To learn more, visit us at www.PowerTakeOff.com or find us on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/powertakeoff. About Puget Sound Energy: Puget Sound Energy is a utility headquartered in Bellevue, Washington serving approximately 1.1 million electric and over 900,000 natural gas customers. Over 145-year history, one thing has remained constant: PSE’s focus on safe, reliable, affordable energy service. PSE’s legacy includes a commitment to great customer service and helping to make local communities better places to live and work. https://www.pse.com/