The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) announced this week a new Energy Management Solutions (EMS) pilot program for small- and mid-sized commercial customers, utilizing cloud-based tools and a mobile application.
Participating customers will be able to use the technology to control heating, ventilation and air conditioning schedules; analyze and make changes to energy usage patterns; and manage day-to-day operations.
SMUD says it's partnering on the project with GridPoint, which has installed more than 12,000 energy management systems nationwide.
"Offered as a subscription service, SMUD's Energy Management Solutions program will not require any upfront investment from the customer. The subscription model helps SMUD ensure the latest software updates are installed for all solution components and that technical support will always be available. In most cases, the energy savings provided by using the system will exceed the program's subscription costs," SMUD announced Jan. 30.
This article was originally published on Techwire.