WGL Energy improves energy management with Innowatts app

Metering.com 20 MAY 2016

The US utility company partnered with energy technology company Innowatts to help its customers in Pennsylvania to reduce power consumption and bills.

The partnership allowed the Washington DC based utility to launch Innowatts’ energy management app as a service to help its consumers in Pennsylvania’s PPL Electric Utilities territory to manage their power usage effectively.

In a press statement, the utility said the app powered by the solutions providers’ Power EASE platform will be used free of charge by consumers who subscribe to WGL Energy’s residential offerings.

Innowatts claims its app is the first of its kind in the power sector using predictive technology to allow consumers to access their power usage historical trends, current usage and forward looking information, notifications and alerts to help them to be more energy efficient.

The app is said communicates with a consumer’s smart meter to automatically update individual’s power usage information.

Lou Hutchinson, Vice President of WGL Holdings said the launch of the app falls utility’s plan to provide consumers with “easy and effective tools to help them directly manage their energy use and improve the environment.”

The app will packaged together with power comprising of 5% sourced from wind generation.

Energy management in the US

In other news, the US state of Tennessee partnered with energy management software company EnergyCAP to reduce power consumption and costs in state-owned facilities.

Under the three-year contract, the solutions provider will supply the state with a utility bill management software, Bill CAPture, to track the state’s water, gas, electricity, waste water, fuel oil and propane consumption costs since 2012. [Energy management: SolarCity unveils new solution for Hawaiian residents].

In a press statement, the US based EnergyCap claims its solution will improve the accuracy and reduce the processing time and costs of managing the bills.

Integrated with the state’s various accounts systems, the software will be used to develop a dashboard with multiple log-in users functionality for the management of over 7,000 utility bills.