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FirstFuel A Smart Choice for Opower Partnership

On September 9, 2014, Opower, a leading supplier of utility customer engagement solutions, announced a global strategic partnership with FirstFuel, a software supplier that provides utilities with intelligence on energy efficiency opportunities within medium and large commercial buildings. Both firms help utilities design and manage large-scale customer engagement and energy efficiency strategies. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 29 September 2014

Home Energy Management Market Gears Up For Growth

This report provides Heads of Strategy and Product Development, as well as utility executives, with an independent analysis of Home Energy Management (HEM) market activity across three regions: the US, Europe and Asia. To better understand activity in these regions, Verdantix reviewed over three years of publicly announced deals covering HEM implementations, as well as partnerships, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and investments, collected through our quarterly Smart Grid Deal Tracker. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 11 August 2014

Smart Grid Deal Tracker Q2 2014

The Verdantix Smart Grid Deal Tracker helps suppliers and customers of smart grid solutions answer questions such as: What smart grid solutions are my peers implementing?; How does the solution set vary by geography?; Which vendors are active in this space?; What partnerships have been formed?; and What are the typical investment levels? Data is captured from daily reviews of public sources such as main supplier websites, the trade press and general media channels. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 28 July 2014

Home Energy Management: Partnerships For Success

This report provides Heads of Strategy and Product Development, as well as utility executives, with an independent analysis of the partnership models being formed in the home energy management (HEM) market. To better understand this topic, we interviewed 19 providers of HEM devices, software and services, and reviewed partnership deal data collected through our quarterly Smart Grid Deal Tracker. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 30 April 2014

Smart Grid Deal Tracker Q1 2014

The Verdantix Smart Grid Deal Tracker helps suppliers and customers of smart grid solutions answer questions such as: What smart grid solutions are my peers implementing?; How does the solution set vary by geography?; Which vendors are active in this space?; What partnerships have been formed?; and What are the typical investment levels? Data is captured from daily reviews of public sources such as main supplier websites, the trade press and general media channels. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 17 April 2014

Smart Innovators: Home Energy Management

This report provides Heads of Strategy and Product Development, as well as utility executives, with an independent analysis of the home energy management (HEM) market. Verdantix selected this subject for a Smart Innovators report because hundreds of suppliers – ranging from power utilities to telecom suppliers – have moved into the HEM market looking to improve customer retention or grow revenues from their HEM divisions. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 15 April 2014

Complimentary Report: Ten Predictions For Energy Management In 2014

This report explores the key energy management trends that will impact corporates and utilities in 2014. It builds on years of detailed Verdantix research into energy technologies, energy services and power utilities, including interviews we conducted with 500 energy managers in 2012 and 2013. In 2014 Verdantix predicts building energy management will explode in Japan, and legislative changes will kick-start demand response in Europe. View Full Details »

Free Subscribers only Published: 30 January 2014

Smart Grid Deal Tracker: Q4 2013

The Verdantix Smart Grid Deal Tracker helps suppliers and customers of smart grid solutions answer questions such as: What smart grid solutions are my peers implementing?; How does the solution set vary by geography?; Which vendors are active in this space?; What partnerships have been formed?; What are the typical investment levels? Data is captured from daily reviews of public sources such as main supplier websites, the trade press and general media channels. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 20 January 2014

US Energy And Grid Management IT Services Spend 2013-2017

This report provides energy management and IT leaders in market-facing and corporate executive roles with an independent analysis of US spending on energy and grid management IT solutions from 2013 to 2017. The report helps executives answer questions such as: What are the investment levels for IT services across corporate energy management initiatives? Which markets are growing or declining? How will IT services investment levels vary by industry? View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 06 January 2014

Utility Game Changers: How Utilities Can Gear Up For The Next Generation (Webinar)

Based on years of Verdantix research into smart grid and energy management technologies, Verdantix highlights the game changing strategies and technology innovations – from home energy management software to virtual power plants – power utilities must know to provide next-generation energy sources and services. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 14 November 2013

Smart Grid Deal Tracker: Q3 2013

The Verdantix Smart Grid Deal Tracker helps suppliers and customers of smart grid solutions answer questions such as: What smart grid solutions are my peers implementing?; How does the solution set vary by geography?; Which vendors are active in this space?; What partnerships have been formed?; What are the typical investment levels? Data is captured from daily reviews of public sources such as main supplier websites, the trade press and general media channels. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 31 October 2013

Smart Grid Deal Tracker Q2 2013

The Verdantix Smart Grid Deal Tracker helps suppliers and customers of smart grid solutions answer questions such as: What smart grid solutions are my peers implementing?; How does the solution set vary by geography?; Which vendors are active in this space?; What partnerships have been formed?; What are the typical investment levels? Data is captured from daily reviews of public sources such as main supplier websites, the trade press and general media channels. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 11 September 2013

Global Energy Leaders Survey 2013: Data Tables

The Verdantix Global Energy Leaders Survey 2013: Data Tables provides a global benchmark of energy management priorities, budgets and governance based on interviews with 250 heads of energy in firms with revenues of at least $250 million. The respondents represent 20 industries and are located in 13 countries. This global energy survey provides hard data against which energy leaders can benchmark their spending plans and priorities for 2014. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 26 July 2013

How The Era Of Big Data Is Transforming Energy Management (Webinar)

Today, energy management is data-centric. The steady deployment of millions of smart meters, sub-meters and sensors globally are creating a “treasure trove” of energy insights for organizations across manufacturing, retail, technology and utilities sectors. Join this Verdantix webinar as we reveal the technology innovations which are enabling firms to overcome these challenges and more strategically manage energy. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 11 July 2013

GridPoint Mitigates Risks From Natural Disasters

This report provides CEOs, VPs of strategy and VPs of product development with an overview of GridPoint’s new Disaster Recovery Framework, developed in parallel with a major North American retailer. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 01 July 2013

US Energy Management Spend 2012-2017

This report provides energy leaders in market-facing and corporate executive roles with an independent analysis of the size and growth of the US market for energy management between 2012 and 2017. The report helps executives answer questions such as: What are the investment levels across equipment, consulting, implementation and services? Which markets are growing or declining? How will investment levels vary by industry? View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 24 June 2013

Asia's Smart Grid Market Cracks Open

This report provides suppliers and customers of smart grid solutions with an independent analysis of global smart grid market activity in the first quarter (Q1) of 2013. Verdantix selected this subject for detailed study to help utility executives and smart grid suppliers understand the state of the global smart grid market and identify the best smart grid opportunities for investment. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 29 May 2013

Smart Grid Deal Tracker Q1 2013

The Verdantix Smart Grid Deal Tracker helps suppliers and customers of smart grid solutions answer questions such as: What smart grid solutions are my peers implementing?; How does the solution set vary by geography?; Which vendors are active in this space?; What partnerships have been formed?; What are the typical investment levels? Data is captured from daily reviews of public sources such as main supplier websites, the trade press and general media channels. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 15 April 2013

Energy Profile: Germany 2012-2016

The Verdantix Energy Profile of Germany provides an overview of Germany’s evolving energy landscape. This report informs the energy strategies of market participants including strategy leaders, heads of energy and CFOs. Verdantix assessed Germany’s change drivers such as energy balance, power generation mix, energy prices and key policy developments. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 08 March 2013

Hot Topics In Energy Management (Webinar)

The global energy value chain is in the middle of a multi decade transformation. A shift from centralized to decentralized generation, supply security issues, major policy changes and higher prices impact plant managers, facilities directors, building information modellers, heads of energy services firms and most recently, CFOs. This webinar uses case study analysis and unique survey data to reveal the hot topics in energy management in 2013 View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 01 March 2013

Spending Surges On Smart Grid Data Analytics

This report provides suppliers and customers of smart grid solutions with an independent analysis of global smart grid market activity in the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2012. Verdantix selected this subject for detailed study to help executives in market-facing roles better understand the state of the global smart grid market and identify the best market opportunities. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 28 February 2013

Smart Grid Deal Tracker Q4 2012

The Verdantix Smart Grid Deal Tracker Q4 2012, helps suppliers and customers of smart grid solutions answer questions such as: What smart grid solutions are my peers implementing?; How does the solution set vary by geography?; Which vendors are active in this space?; What partnerships have been formed?; What are the typical investment levels? Data is captured from daily reviews of public sources such as main supplier websites, the trade press and general media channels. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 13 February 2013

Eight Predictions For Energy Management In 2013

Verdantix assessed competitive dynamics, innovation, corporate energy strategies and the regulatory environment to better understand key energy management trends over the next 12 months. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 10 January 2013

Ecova And Aclara Help Utilities With Customer Engagement

In February 2012, Ecova and Aclara announced a new partnership, focusing on home energy management: Home Energy Plan. The plan joins the competitive home energy management market, a sector that is experiencing a greater integration of software to complement existing services. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 30 November 2012

Brazil Energy Management Spend 2011-2016

This report provides energy leaders in market-facing and corporate executive roles with an independent analysis of the size and growth of the Brazilian market for energy management between 2011 and 2016. The analysis finds that expenditure on energy management will grow from $1.8 billion in 2011 to reach $2.6 billion in 2016. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 15 November 2012

US Government Pumps Extra $80 Million Into The Smart Grid

This report provides suppliers and customers of smart grid solutions with an independent analysis of global smart grid market activity in the third quarter (Q3) of 2012. Verdantix selected this subject for detailed study to help executives in market-facing and corporate roles understand the state of the global smart grid market and identify the best opportunities for revenue generation within this market. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 05 November 2012

BuildingIQ Gains Ground In The Commercial Property Market

This case study is one of a series of reports that analyses software and supporting energy services designed for a specific energy domain, such as data centres, retail or commercial offices. Founded in 2009, BuildingIQ – which has 15 million sq ft of real estate space under contract – help clients optimize their real-time portfolio-level energy consumption with its BuildingIQ software offering. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 04 October 2012

Opower's Solution Reduces Smart Meter Roll-Out Risks

Following $4 billion of US stimulus funding in 2008, smart meter deployments in the US have taken off and there are now in excess of 27 million meters deployed. One of the features of these roll-out programmes has been the relative lack of customer engagement, so today utilities such as BGE, and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) face opposition from their residential customer base where users fail to understand the value of these devices. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 02 October 2012

Innovations In Green Office Retrofits

Repositioning existing office properties through energy and environmental retrofits represents an opportunity for market participants operating across a building’s life cycle. The constraints of existing structures demand that project teams invest time to develop their understanding of the underlying building structure as well as its mechanical and electrical systems and controls before engaging in a retrofit project. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 19 September 2012

Global Energy Leaders Survey 2012: Emerging Economies

The energy value chain is undergoing a multi-decade transformation, creating opportunities for a wide range of energy service firms, technology and software suppliers. Large firms operating in emerging economies are giving energy and energy management issues greater consideration. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 10 September 2012

Tech Giants Turn To M&A To Drive Smart Grid Growth

This report provides suppliers and customers of smart grid solutions with an independent analysis of global smart grid market activity in the second quarter (Q2) of 2012. Verdantix selected this subject for detailed study to help executives in market-facing and corporate roles understand the state of the global smart grid market and identify the best smart grid opportunities for investment. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 09 August 2012

Smart Grid Deal Tracker Q2 2012

The Verdantix Smart Grid Deal Tracker helps suppliers and customers of smart grid solutions answer questions such as: What smart grid solutions are my peers implementing?; How does the solution set vary by geography?; Which vendors are active in this space?; What partnerships have been formed?; What are the typical investment levels? Data is captured from daily reviews of public sources such as main supplier websites, the trade press and general media channels. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 01 August 2012

Global Energy Leaders Survey 2012: Data Tables

The Verdantix Global Energy Leaders Survey 2012: Data Tables Excel file helps strategy leaders, chief marketing officers and business development directors that operate in the energy equipment, services and software markets to understand the energy management spending patterns of large corporations and the perceptions of their brand in the market. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 25 July 2012

Evolving Customer Usage Patterns Fuel BMS Innovations

This report provides facility managers, occupiers and owners with insights on the latest product innovations and usage trends in the Building Management System (BMS) market. BMS is a mature software offering, first brought to the market in the 1970s. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 02 July 2012

US Sustainable Technology Services Spend 2011-2015

This report provides sustainability leaders in market-facing and corporate executive roles with an independent analysis of the size and direction of the US market for sustainable technology services spending from 2011 to 2015. Until recently, expenditure by most firms on technology services had focused on cost reduction projects such as improving the energy efficiency of facilities and data centres. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 22 June 2012

Webinar: The Future of Energy Management

The global energy value chain is at the start of a multi-decade transformation. Large energy users in the private and public sectors are responding to the impact of higher and more volatile energy prices, concerns about security of energy supply, new options for decentralized power generation, creative financing instruments for energy efficiency and the potential for innovation at scale through IT platforms. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 19 June 2012

Global Energy Leaders Survey 2012: Budgets And Priorities

Energy budgets for large firms increasingly contain a component for energy management. This report helps business development directors, chief marketing officers and strategy leaders that operate in the energy equipment, services and software markets to understand how businesses from all sectors around the world approach energy management. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 29 May 2012

Global Energy Leaders Survey 2012: Brands

The corporate energy management market opportunity attracts a wide range of suppliers – strategy and engineering consultants, technology services providers, automation and control suppliers, and energy management software suppliers. This report helps strategy leaders, chief marketing officers and business development directors that operate in the energy equipment, services and software markets to understand buyers’ perceptions of their brand and to benchmark themselves against competitors. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 29 May 2012

The Future Of Energy Management

The global energy value chain – from fuel inputs to end-user consumption – is undergoing a multi-decade transformation. A shift from centralized to decentralized generation, supply security issues, major policy changes and higher prices impacts market participants: plant managers, facilities directors, building information modellers, heads of energy services firms and most recently, CFOs. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 29 May 2012

How The Rise Of Energy Systems Integrators Will Enable Strategic Energy Management (Webinar)

Energy systems integrators – a new breed of energy services firm – will reshape the energy value chain as commercial, industrial and utility customers migrate from tactical management frameworks to more strategic approaches. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 25 May 2012

Net Zero Energy Buildings Struggle To Scale In The Market

This report helps real estate professionals understand what a Net Zero Energy (NZE) building is and how the demand for NZE buildings will evolve over the next decade. Buildings eligible for NZE status combine active and passive energy efficiency measures with sufficient on-site energy generation capacity to enable them to become independent from the grid. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 24 May 2012

Global Smart Grid Market Analysis: Q1 2012

This report provides suppliers and customers of smart grid solutions with an independent analysis of global smart grid market activity in the first quarter (Q1) of 2012. Verdantix selected this subject for detailed study to help executives in market-facing and corporate roles understand the state of the global smart grid market and identify the best smart grid opportunities for investment. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 11 May 2012

US Department Of Defense Deploys Energy Management At Scale

This report provides individuals such as CSOs and VPs of Environment with an independent analysis of the United States Department of Defense’s (DoD) sustainability strategy. As the US’s single largest consumer of energy, the DoD spent $15.4 billion on energy consumption in 2010 across both its operations and fixed installations, making energy its top priority within its sustainability strategy. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 08 May 2012

Smart Grid Deal Tracker Q1 2012

The Verdantix Smart Grid Deal Tracker helps suppliers and customers of smart grid solutions answer questions such as: What smart grid solutions are my peers implementing?; How does the solution set vary by geography?; Which vendors are active in this space?; What partnerships have been formed?; What are the typical investment levels? Data is captured from daily reviews of public sources such as main supplier websites, the trade press and general media channels. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 19 April 2012

France Energy And Carbon Efficiency Spend 2010-2015

This report provides sustainability leaders in market-facing and corporate executive roles with an independent analysis of the size and growth of expenditure in the French market on energy and carbon efficiency initiatives between 2010 and 2015. Quantifying sustainable business spend is a challenge as sustainability budgets are often dispersed across many business functions and are embedded in business-as-usual activities. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 04 April 2012

Global Smart Grid Market Analysis: Q4 2011

This report provides sustainability suppliers and customers of smart grid solutions with an independent analysis of global smart grid market activity in the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2011. Verdantix selected this subject for detailed study to help executives in market-facing and corporate roles understand the state of the global smart grid market and identify the best smart grid opportunities for investment. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 21 February 2012

Honeywell Brings Automated Demand Response To Europe

This report provides executives in the smart grid ecosystem with an independent analysis of Honeywell’s automated demand response (ADR) project in the UK, announced on January 24, 2012, and its ADR strategy targeting the European market. Verdantix selected this subject for detailed study because ongoing trends in the European electricity markets, such as growing peak electricity demands and rising electricity prices, are improving the case for demand management programmes in Europe. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 20 February 2012

Smart Grid Deal Tracker Q4 2011

The Verdantix Smart Grid Deal Tracker helps suppliers and customers of smart grid solutions answer questions such as: What smart grid solutions are my peers implementing?; How does the solution set vary by geography?; Which vendors are active in this space?; What partnerships have been formed?; What are the typical investment levels? Data is captured from daily reviews of public sources such as main supplier websites, the trade press and general media channels. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 09 January 2012

Government Contracts Boost UK Smart Meter Ecosystem

This report provides product and portfolio managers in technology and telecoms firms with an independent analysis of the impact of the recent UK government smart meter communications contracts, announced on 30 August, 2011. Verdantix selected this subject for study because the multi-billion pound contracts will create a significant boost for smart meter roll-out and the development of a UK smart meter ecosystem. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 07 October 2011

Smart Grid Deal Tracker Q3 2011

The Verdantix Smart Grid Deal Tracker helps suppliers and customers of smart grid solutions answer questions such as: What smart grid solutions are my peers implementing?; How does the solution set vary by geography?; Which vendors are active in this space?; What partnerships have been formed?; What are the typical investment levels? Data is captured from daily reviews of public sources such as main supplier websites, the trade press and general media channels. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 06 October 2011

The State Of The Global Smart Grid Market (Webinar)

Energy and sustainability concerns are driving development in the smart grid market. But utility, engineering, technology and software firms need to get behind the hype to understand the projects and partnerships characterising the market today, and the companies and solutions with high potential to shape the future smart grid. This webinar will help senior executives in strategy, product and marketing understand the risks and opportunities for their firm. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Webinar Published: 30 September 2011

Total Portfolio: Smart Grid Technologies

This Total Portfolio analysis clarifies the sustainability benefits, business value and maturity of 23 smart grid technologies. The sustainability rating tool provides a fact-based assessment of each technology’s sustainability benefits, maturity, investment case and future prospects. Executives and managers responsible for smart grid deployment strategies should use this structured assessment to prioritize spending decisions and shortlist service providers. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 19 August 2011

Smart Grid Deal Tracker Q2 2011

The Verdantix Smart Grid Deal Tracker helps suppliers and customers of smart grid solutions answer questions such as: What smart grid solutions are my peers implementing?; How does the solution set vary by geography?; Which vendors are active in this space?; What partnerships have been formed?; What are the typical investment levels? Data is captured from daily reviews of public sources such as main supplier websites, the trade press and general media channels. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 11 July 2011

Smart Grid Deal Tracker Q1 2011

The Verdantix Smart Grid Deal Tracker helps suppliers and customers of smart grid solutions answer questions such as: What smart grid solutions are my peers implementing?; How does the solution set vary by geography?; Which vendors are active in this space?; What partnerships have been formed?; What are the typical investment levels? View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 05 April 2011

Symantec Targets European Smart Grid Opportunities

IT security and storage firm Symantec will expand its smart grid offering from the US to Europe throughout 2011. Smart meter deals dominate smart grid implementation projects in Europe but demand response and distribution automation contracts also feature. Large-scale smart grid upgrade projects remain limited in number with European utilities favouring smaller pilot initiatives. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 05 April 2011

ECOtality Capitalizes On EV Infrastructure Funding

Electric Vehicle (EV) infrastructure firm ECOtality has secured $114.8 million in grants from the US Department of Energy in order to implement ‘The EV Project’. This represents the largest EV infrastructure project in the USA with a total value of $230 million. Its objective is to deploy and evaluate techniques for optimizing the effectiveness of infrastructure which supports widespread EV deployment. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 02 March 2011

Green Quadrant Carbon & Energy Management Software

The global market for carbon and energy software is intensely competitive — buyers choose from over 100 suppliers. To help buyers save time, save money and reduce risk in their selection process this Verdantix Green Quadrant report compares the 28 software applications that pre-qualify as a potential fit for $1 billion revenue firms. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 01 November 2010

IBM Blends Smart IT With Sustainable Infrastructure

IBM has reframed its activities focused on energy efficiency, smart grid, electric vehicles and renewable energy in a new market strategy, announced in October 2010, that focuses on sustainable infrastructure. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 12 October 2010

Capgemini Seizes Smart Metering Opportunities

Global consulting, technology, outsourcing and professional services firm Capgemini has capitalized on opportunities in the smart metering market, winning several contracts over the past five years, and is poised to benefit from future growth in this area. The smart meter capability falls under Capgemini’s global smart energy services division and is driving 90% of its revenues in this area. Capgemini believes that the greatest immediate smart meter opportunities exist in Europe. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 23 September 2010

Intel's Sustainability Vision Focuses On Smart Grid

This case study is one in a series of Verdantix reports that analyses corporate climate change and sustainability strategies. Intel is the world’s largest semiconductor chip maker generating revenues of $35.1 billion in 2009. Intel aims to integrate sustainability into all facets of its business strategy, and sets absolute and relative targets for GHG emissions, energy, and water consumption from its own operations. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 02 August 2010

Renault's Electric Vehicle Ecosystem Charges Ahead

This case study is one in a series of Verdantix reports that analyses corporate climate plans. Since 1998, Renault has targeted improvements throughout the life cycle of its vehicles, which resulted in the firm cutting carbon emissions by 17.4% between 2004 and 2008. Industry leadership on end-of-life vehicle recycling saved Renault €400 million in 2007 alone, with the firm seeking to meet the ambitious target of producing 95% recyclable vehicles by 2015. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 28 April 2010

Total Portfolio: Electricity Meters & Displays

This Total Portfolio analysis clarifies the sustainability benefits, business value and maturity of fourteen types of electricity meters and displays. The sustainability rating tool cuts through “greenwash” with a fact-based assessment of each solution’s sustainability benefits, maturity, investment case and future prospects. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 08 March 2010

Case Study: Better Place Electric Vehicle System

Verdantix met with Josh Steinmann, VP Global Development of Better Place to hear about the roll out plans for the Better Place electric vehicle network. Better Place is a new value chain for road vehicle transport not just a new cleantech venture. The firm has a multi-country roll out plan, government and city partnerships and has raised $400 million in funding. The Better Place business model integrates six operational capabilities. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 12 September 2009

Voltalis Disrupts French Electricity Market

Founded in 2007, Voltalis provides a distributed electricity demand reduction service to the French grid operator RTE. The technology consists of the Bluepod wireless transmitter and electricity modulator which are linked to centrally-controlled “smart grid” software. The Voltalis revenue model disrupts industry practices for peak demand management because it requires payment for reducing demand rather than boosting supply. View Full Details »

Subscribers only Published: 21 July 2009