Smart grid technology helps manage real-time energy use
Agentis Energy's Acuity product tracks kilowatt-hours of usage in real time, calculates electricity costs, reports on demand, and identifies opportunities for savings.
Agentis Energy, a smart grid technology company, saysits Acuity solution provides customers with real-time management of energy use,reducing costs and shrinking carbon footprints. By collecting and analyzingdata on a customer's electricity usage, both facility-wide and by specificmachines or devices, Acuity is said to track kilowatt-hours of usage in realtime, calculate electricity costs, provide reports on demand, and identify opportunities for savings.
The data, analysis, and email alerts provided byAcuity enable customers to make more efficient use of electricity, reducedemand charges from utilities, and choose the supplier and rate structure thatbest meet their requirements.
Recently, Agentis Energy became an Approved TradeAlly contactor in the Smart Ideas for Your Business program of Northern Illinois utility ComEd . It has also been working with utilities and grant organizations in Wisconsin.
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