SOURCE: PlanetEcosystems

PlanetEcosystems

January 29, 2014 09:00 ET

Efficiency Vermont Chooses PlanetEcosystems' Consumer Engagement Platform to Boost Its Home Energy Efficiency Programs

Optimization Service to Help Households in Vermont Find Energy Efficiency Opportunities That Best Suit Their Needs and Save Money

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 29, 2014) - PlanetEcosystems today announced that Efficiency Vermont, Vermont's statewide energy efficiency utility, has launched a pilot project employing a set of consumer engagement tools from its P-ECOSYS consumer engagement technology platform. Chosen to enhance Efficiency Vermont's home energy services, PlanetEcosystems' web-service platform is designed to engage customers in learning about energy saving opportunities and provide them with actionable steps for reducing energy costs.

"Efficiency Vermont is focused on helping all Vermonters achieve their energy goals," said Jim Merriam, Director of Efficiency Vermont. "That's why we are excited to partner with PlanetEcosystems in this pilot effort to deliver web-based energy efficiency and consumer engagement tools that meet our customers where they are at, and help them get the most value out of their energy dollars."

PlanetEcosystems is deploying two P-ECOSYS web portals with Efficiency Vermont:

  • Consumer Portal: Includes planning tools for consumers to calculate and prioritize energy and water demand reduction actions and investments; consumer action tools with automated directories of qualified contractors, equipment vendors, financing options, and available and applicable rebates and incentives; and social networking tools.
  • Administrator Portal: Includes reporting tools to track and manage energy efficiency programs and performance, and to understand consumer behavior and responsiveness, as well as a system for content management and customer support.

Steve Malloy, co-founder and senior vice president of PlanetEcosystems, added, "We're proud to be working with Efficiency Vermont, a nationally recognized leader in advancing energy efficiency, energy conservation and renewable energy programs across the U.S. By deploying our platform, Efficiency Vermont can engage with its consumers in Vermont at a much deeper level by motivating and supporting heightened levels of action, enabling consumers to access optimizers and other tools not available elsewhere."

About PlanetEcosystems
PlanetEcosystems' P-ECOSYS consumer engagement platform helps utilities and local governments reduce utility demand. P-ECOSYS enables utility consumers and others to easily and automatically generate individually customized consumer action plans that motivate specific energy reduction behavior while saving consumers' money. PlanetEcosystems' patent-pending web tools also provide program managers with unique, economically-oriented data analytics capabilities that significantly enhance the effectiveness of energy efficiency program spending -- often finding tens of thousands of dollars in net savings over the life of a few actions. This platform has an easy plug-and-play implementation, and integrates all utilities -- gas, water and electric -- to provide specific recommendations for changing consumers' behavior to become highly energy efficient, while enhancing consumers' comfort. To learn more, visit www.planetecosystems.com.

About Efficiency Vermont
Efficiency Vermont was created by the Vermont Legislature and the Vermont Public Service Board to help all Vermonters reduce energy costs, strengthen the economy, and protect Vermont's environment. For more information, contact Efficiency Vermont at 888-921-5990 or visit www.efficiencyvermont.com.

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