Apogee Interactive, Inc., a provider of Internet-based energy analysis applications, and Hunt Power L.P., provider of integrated demand side resource solutions, have formed a strategic alliance to create a seamless solution in the demand response and energy efficiency markets. The solution will be targeted at utilities and their C&I customers.

The partnership will capitalise on Apogee’s intellectual property and expertise as the developer of the largest web-based demand response trading platform in the US and New Zealand, and on Hunt Power’s energy data management and energy efficiency offerings. Through a combination of web-based systems, the solution will automatically collect, analyse and present real-time energy and cost information to end-users.

Two options will be offered – a fee-for-service model to implement programs for utilities or their customers, including a substantial pay-for-performance component, and a straightforward contracting model to provide demand response and energy efficiency under long-term contracts.