Power TakeOff Looks Ahead to Energy Savings in 2021
Energy cost savings proved vital for small to midsize businesses (SMBs) as COVID-19 posed unprecedented challenges this past year. Now that 2020 is behind us, Power TakeOff reflects on our achievements and exciting 2021 updates.
Using Energy Monitoring Software to Counter COVID-19
Power TakeOff launched two utility COVID-19 Community Assistance Programs that target financially at-risk businesses through energy saving services that optimize fully or partially closed buildings. This power saving program resulted in over 13 GWh in confirmed and unconfirmed savings (over a 3-month period – not annualized), keeping over $1 million in the hands of local communities.
New Utility Partners
Over the course of 2020, ten utility customers partnered with Power TakeOff to deliver >30 GWh of energy savings nationwide, including – ComEd, DTE Energy, Ameren Illinois, United Illuminating, and Southern California Edison among others.
Energy Efficiency Industry Recognition
The Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA) awarded its 2020 Inspiring Efficiency Innovation Award to ComEd, in partnership with Power TakeOff, for the successful VCx™ Program. Additionally, Power TakeOff’s Measurement & Verification team demonstrated that models can identify electric savings as low as 3% of facility consumption, achieving groundbreaking success for daily and hourly energy efficiency projects.
Looking Ahead to 2021
Power TakeOff is gearing up for a new year of energy saving projects. We’re already in the process of expanding to twenty utility partners across the U.S. and Canada. Additionally, with 2020 necessitating meaningful online connection, we’re excited to continue our long standing and innovative approach to virtual engagement with SMBs through our industry leading Virtual Commissioning™ (VCx™) Program.