Powerit Solutions New Spara Release Begins Cleantech Company's Move To The Cloud
(SEATTLE, March 27, 2012) -- Powerit Solutions today launched an upgrade to Spara EMS® that marks a significant milestone on the energy management system’s path into the cloud.
Spara 2.4 contains regular updates and—more significantly—begins the product’s migration into a cloud-based, or hosted, industrial energy platform. This is a key step in Powerit’s plan to scale its solution, based on a product roadmap developed in 2011. The company plans to roll out its hosted platform by early next year.
Comments Powerit Solutions CEO Kevin Klustner: “Our technology and expertise are unmatched when it comes to precisely controlling industrial loads. We allow energy-intensive companies to effectively cope with volatile and increasing energy prices and profit from utility initiatives to reduce stress on the grid without compromising production. Taking our product into the cloud will further strengthen our leadership while opening up exciting new opportunities for our customers and our business. This Spara release takes us one step closer to realizing our potential.”
Spara 2.4: A Step Along the Way to Powerit’s Hosted Platform
Spara 2.4 continues to enhance Powerit’s ability to integrate dynamic electricity pricing and demand-side management programs for industrial users who need to precisely control their loads in a seamless and effortless way. In addition, with Spara 2.4 Powerit is connecting early adopters to a prerelease version of its cloud-based industrial energy management platform.
When launched, the hosted platform will help Spara enhance customer energy optimization and provide advanced analytics and reporting. Spara will connect users instantly to the latest utility rate schedules and programs as well as aggregator demand response programs. The hosted platform will give users a web portal that provides real-time visibility into energy use across facilities, allows benchmark comparisons, and makes it easy for Powerit and its partners to help customers reduce energy consumption and costs even further. The hosted platform also will ensure that customers always have the latest software.
For partners, the hosted platform will allow more flexible connections to Spara. For customers, benefits will include enhanced functionality such as enterprise-wide visual dashboards of energy usage for multiple sites, aggregated data, and enhanced data analytics as well as seamless integration with new utility programs.
About Powerit Solutions
Powerit Solutions is a Seattle-based international cleantech company that plugs energy-intensive businesses into the smart grid. Powerit’s Spara technology enables users to automatically increase energy efficiency, cut peak-rate usage, participate in demand response programs, and respond to dynamic pricing advantageously—without compromising quality, production, or comfort. For more information, visit the Powerit Solutions website