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Powerit Solutions Announces Spara Hub™ at DistribuTECH Show
By: Business Wire
Jan. 29, 2013 12:00 PM
Powerit Solutions, a Seattle-based international cleantech company, is announcing the launch of its new Spara cloud product at the DistribuTECH show in San Diego this month. For an illustration of the new cloud-based product, click here.
A focus of R&D last year, Spara Hub™ takes Powerit’s advanced energy management system (EMS) into the cloud, giving Spara DM™ (Demand Manager) users and Powerit partners a user-friendly demand management tool. Spara DM (formerly Spara EMS®) uses sophisticated load prediction and control algorithms, built-in load-shedding intelligence, and data drawn from industrial equipment, electricity meters, and utility transmissions to optimize facility energy use —without compromising production. Spara Hub connects to multiple data streams and allows users to quickly get a comprehensive view of their energy usage and costs to enable optimal control for savings and sustainability. With Spara Hub, users can more effortlessly fine-tune demand control and leverage dynamic pricing and demand response programs, as well as run alternative scenarios.
“We’re delighted to announce this next step in the evolution of our technology at DistribuTECH, one of the leading smart grid shows,” says Kevin Klustner, Powerit CEO. “This extension of our technology significantly contributes to building a demand management ecosystem in industrial automation. Spara Hub will facilitate the spread of Spara through our partners, and it brings many enhancements and new features to our customers, including harnessing the power of big data.”
Available in February, Spara Hub connects changing utility data with changing customer load information in real time, enabling energy use decisions based on the price of electricity. This access to real-time utility pricing, plus integration with the latest ISO, utility, and aggregator programs, allows Spara DM users and Powerit partners to take full advantage of smart grid capabilities.
Spara Hub lets users remotely access their data on any device without maintaining on-site databases, log in to view multiple sites with one password, compare energy data across sites to get an enterprise-level view of their energy use and demand control savings, and manage demand settings and utility program participation. Spara Hub allows partners to easily integrate Spara into their solutions and analyze customer demand profiles to create tailored demand management solutions.
Going far beyond an energy pricing dashboard, Spara Hub augments Spara DM’s controls with visualization and analysis tools focused on demand management. Users can slice and dice their current and historic energy usage and costs via numerous views and graphs, and even drill down into specific loads to determine how they contributed to a demand peak. In a future release, Powerit’s aggregated energy data—a secure, protected, and anonymized data stream—will allow facilities to benchmark themselves against industry norms and help customers analyze and model potential demand control and demand response savings.
About Powerit Solutions
Powerit Solutions is a Seattle-based international cleantech company that sets the demand management standard. Its Spara DM technology links industrial facilities with the smart grid so customers can effortlessly control energy use for savings and sustainability. Spara uses sophisticated algorithms, built-in load-shedding intelligence, and data drawn from equipment, electricity meters, and utility transmissions to optimize facility energy use—without compromising production or quality. For more information, visit the Powerit Solutions website.
To receive a jpg image of Spara Hub, please contact Sarah Grolnic-McClurg, listed above by phone or email.
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