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Schneider, Pepco offer energy savings tech to customers

Iain Morris
June 3, 2014
Customers of Pepco look set to benefit from additional energy savings thanks to the energy utility’s partnership with Schneider Electric, whose energy management services are being rolled out across Pepco’s footprint in Washington, D.C. and Maryland.

Schneider (Rueil-Malmaison, France) says the collaboration marks the first commercial deployment of its Green Button Connect My Data service for commercial users, and could potentially allow customers and businesses to realize millions of dollars in energy savings.

The rollout forms a part of the larger Green Button initiative – launched in 2012 – and will help the data standard to reach more than 57 million households and businesses by the end of 2014, says Schneider.

The tie-up will see Schneider use cloud-based energy management technology to provide customers with easy access to energy data.

The system is to be integrated with Pepco’s (Washington, D.C.) advanced metering infrastructure to provide an interface for the Connect My Data service.

Customers will then be able to let third-party service providers access their energy data and help to manage energy usage.

“We’re excited to work with Schneider Electric to bring greater energy data access and visibility to our commercial and industrial customers,” said Karen Lefkowitz, the vice president of business transformation for Pepco. “Green Button is an important initiative to driving customer awareness of energy usage and we’re proud to be the first to offer the commercial segment a tool to help generate true behavioral change and energy savings through this program.”

Schneider claims that Pepco’s commercial and industrial customers will be able to make use of the service to monitor usage, track demand and emissions and gain a better understand of how facilities are using energy.

“Visibility into energy usage is one of the easiest ways our country can produce energy savings on a large scale,” closed Greg Thompson, the manager of smart grid offers at Schneider Electric. “We’re proud to be a part of this initiative to help Pepco offer Connect My Data to its large customer base and lead by example in the ongoing need to transform the utility-customer relationship dynamic.”
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