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Tendril, a consumer engagement applications and services company, is partnering with Tucson Electric Power (TEP) and the Arizona Governor's Office of Energy Policy on a new program whose goal is to demonstrate how secure access to personal energy consumption data can result in energy efficiency savings.

The TEP Power Partners Project is an energy efficiency program that leverages the Tendril Connect cloud platform to enable secure two-way communications between TEP and customers who are participating. Energy consumption data transmitted from customer meters every 15 minutes or less will be analyzed by Tendril Connect using its behavioral science engine, analytics and building models.

The analytical results will then be presented to TEP customers via Tendril Energize Web and mobile dashboards, showing how and where energy is being used and providing personalized energy efficiency suggestions, goal-setting and performance-tracking tools, and expert advice. With the software’s social networking apps, customers can compete in community challenges aimed at achieving even greater energy efficiency gains.

The project, which is being funded through a U.S. Department of Energy Smart Grid Data Access Award, provides TEP customers served by traditional automatic meter reading (AMR) networks with personal energy consumption data and energy management tools typically available only to households with smart meters and advanced metering infrastructure networks. This is made possible by the Tendril Translate AMR meter bridge.

“We are thrilled to be helping TEP achieve its energy management goals,” says Adrian Tuck, CEO of Tendril. “This program demonstrates our ability to deliver meaningful and persistent engagement between consumers and their utility, regardless of their metering infrastructure network. We hope other utilities around the country follow TEP’s lead in leveraging innovative third-party applications to engage their customers in a new era of grid stability, efficiency and management.”




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