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Welcome to the Sagewell blog!
It is Sagewell’s 10th anniversary and we have chosen this occasion to launch our new blog!
Over the past 10 years we have been fortunate enough to work with a variety of utilities, agencies and private companies to advance the cause of smarter energy efficiency. We started our energy efficiency business with the thermal imaging of buildings to identify opportunities to improve energy efficiency and since then we have expanded our business to provide information on solar, air source heat pumps, and electric vehicles. Most recently Sagewell has utilized our experience working with utilities to develop our own AMI meter data analytics platform known as SageSightSM.
In this blog we plan to share some of the insights and viewpoints that we gain through our work at the forefront of analytics in the energy, utility and efficiency spaces. We will also share our perspectives on energy industry news and trends.
Check back in soon!
The Sagewell Team
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Sagewell is proud to accept the 2017 NEPPA Outstanding Affiliate Member Award for our work in strategic electrification, with particular regard to our specialization in electric vehicle and heat pump adoption. Read the press release below:
Woburn, MA. September 29, 2017: Sagewell, Inc. (www.sagewell.com) has been selected as the 2017 Outstanding Affiliate Member by the Northeast Public Power Association (NEPPA) which represents 79 public utilities in the Northeast.
NEPPA announced the award at its 2017 Annual Conference in Newport, Rhode Island, highlighting Sagewell’s commitment to supporting public power.
NEPPA Executive Director David F. White stated “NEPPA is pleased to see its members innovate and take a leading role in promoting clean electric technologies such as electric vehicles and heat pumps.” Mr. White continued, “NEPPA wanted to recognize Sagewell’s innovation and leadership in the field of strategic electrification that has helped our members reduce their carbon emissions while reducing their electric rates.”
Sagewell CEO Pasi Miettinen commented, “We are honored to receive the 2017 Outstanding Affiliate Member award and have greatly appreciated the opportunity to work with innovative public power companies.” Mr. Miettinen continued, “We look forward to expanding our work because many electric utilities and their customers could benefit significantly from strategic electrification opportunities using electric vehicles and heat pumps.”
Over the past ten years Sagewell has worked with many NEPPA member municipal utilities on multiple programs, including smart meter data analytics using the SageSightSM analytics software, peak load reduction using Sagewell’s Bring Your Own ChargerSM electric vehicle peak load reduction program, as well as marketing of electric vehicles, heat pumps, solar and weatherization services. Sagewell also helped NEPPA and member utilities acquire electric vehicles for their own use.
Sagewell remains committed to working with NEPPA and other public power utilities. For example, Sagewell is currently seeking additional municipal utility partners for a Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources electric vehicle peak load reduction pilot program. Municipal utilities already have some of the highest electric vehicle penetration rates in Massachusetts. Sagewell will be working with utilities to use new approaches to reduce the peak load from electric vehicles today and to proactively prepare for the day when Massachusetts will have hundreds of thousands of electric vehicles.
Sagewell’s data-driven solutions enable utility customers and partner communities to combine the environmental benefits of strategic electrification with favorable economics that reduce electric rates. Sagewell was previously named a Game Changer company by the Boston Globe. www.sagewell.com.
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Massachusetts DOER (Department of Energy Resources) officially announced that Sagewell is the recipient of a grant aimed at analyzing and implementing energy peak load reduction. We will work to demonstrate decreases in peak electricity demand reduction through programs promoting and administering off-peak electric vehicle charging.
We're extremely excited to be involved in this state-wide movement to lower energy costs and better our energy efficiency efforts. And we're looking forward to continuing to drive progress in the electric vehicle industry!
Read the press release below:
Woburn, MA. June 20, 2017: Sagewell, Inc. (www.sagewell.com) announces that it has received a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (“DOER”) to work with Massachusetts municipal utilities to launch an innovative electric vehicle (“EV”) peak load reduction program. Sagewell, an industry leader in electric vehicle peak load reduction programs and smart meter data analytics, will use a cutting-edge smart charger plug that transforms non-load-controllable EV chargers into “smart chargers.” Sagewell will benchmark the device’s performance to industry-standard smart EV chargers and to Sagewell’s innovative “Bring Your Own ChargerSM” program for utilities with smart meters.
Sagewell will be working with multiple municipal electric utilities in Massachusetts to launch the program this summer. The electric vehicle programs of Belmont Light (belmontdriveselectric.org) and Braintree Electric Light Department (braintreedriveselectric.com) are the first participants in the program. The results and insights from this pilot program will be used to inform future grant and other funding opportunities.
The DOER peak load reduction grant program seeks to find creative and cost-effective ways to reduce the large peak load costs faced by Massachusetts utility customers. “Sagewell is honored to have been selected by DOER” said Sagewell CEO Pasi Miettinen. “Municipal utilities already have some of the highest electric vehicle penetration rates in Massachusetts. We look forward to working with up to 10 municipal utilities to use these new approaches to reduce the peak load from electric vehicles today and proactively prepare for the day when Massachusetts will have hundreds of thousands electric vehicles.”
“Massachusetts is proud to be a national leader in energy efficiency programs that reduce overall consumption and we are committed to continuing our work to improve energy costs disproportionately affected by times of peak demand,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “The demonstration projects funded through these grants will strengthen our innovation economy and provide the Commonwealth with a roadmap for reducing our most expensive energy loads and securing our energy future.”
Sagewell’s data-driven solutions enable utility customers and partner communities to combine the environmental benefits of strategic electrification with favorable economics that reduce the electric rates. Sagewell was named a Boston Globe Game Changer company. www.sagewell.com