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In the US, the Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corporation has selected energyOrbit to improve management of its energy efficiency programmes.

WECC is deploying energyOrbit’s cloud-based software to improve its demand-side management programmes through introducing new and modern energy efficiency technology solutions to clients.

WECC designs and implements energy savings programs for investor-owned utilities, municipal and cooperative utilities, governmental agencies, and other energy services providers.

The solution will help streamline the tracking, analysis, and reporting of energy saving programmes.

For instance, WECC will use the new energyOrbit Marketplace portal to enhance customer engagement and increase participation in energy efficiency programmes.

The Marketplace will simplify and optimise consumer online experience when looking for energy efficiency rebates or incentives.

The platform, powered by Salesforce, will provide an integrated user experience to streamline energy audits and free up administrator workloads, resulting in higher focus on articulating and executing program strategy.

The solution provider claims its software helps to reduce costs associated with operating energy efficiency programmes by 75%.

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Mary Woolsey Schlaefer, WECC’s CEO, commented: “We are tapping the power of the energyOrbit platform because it’s designed with energy efficiency and DSM operations in mind.

“With energyOrbit as our tool, we are building a stronger foundation for collaboration within WECC, and offering our clients new opportunities to increase engagement among their customer bases.”

Udi Merhav, CEO of energyOrbit, added: “By automating much of the administrative process, utilities, co-operatives and third-party implementers like WECC can better utilise the wealth of data and analytics they have on hand to enhance decision making and more strategically manage their operations - opening the doors to scaling operations and achieving even higher participation numbers and a lower administrative cost per energy unit saved.”

The news comes after five of the 15 largest investor-owned utilities in the US have deployed the technology to manage a total of $1.6 billion worth energy efficiency programmes.

Through the execution of energy efficiency programmes through the energyOrbit platform, 6.8 million tons of carbon emissions have been avoided since 2007, enough to fill 1,151 Empire State Buildings.