January 21, 2011 in ATDC News

The Startup Chronicles: Urjanet Lights It Up

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“When you cannot express it in numbers, your knowledge is of a meagre and unsatisfactory kind.” – Lord Kelvin, father of The Laws of Thermodynamics

Rising energy prices and increasing regulations are driving large companies and even countries to devise sophisticated global energy strategies. As an example programs such as Cox Enterprises’ Cox Conserves are setting specific energy use goals, such as an ambitious goal of reducing annual company-wide carbon footprint by 20 percent by 2017. Governments such as that of Kazakistan are working to meet Kyoto Protocol efficiency requirements and to balance the cost and benefits of using renewable energy.

These programs need data to understand how to best reach goals and to measure success.

Urjanet is charging to the rescue by providing the information large organizations need to make holistic energy-related decisions. Providing both dynamic data such as power usage across locations and situational factors such as prices and weather puts all of the customer’s energy related data in one place, enabling informed decisions about energy strategy and budgeting.

Using Urjanet’s innovative UBus product gives organizations the power to evaluate the impact of energy efficiency programs and alternative energy sources. An integrated dashboard delivers a comprehensive data feed, making it easier for managers to see the big picture. Stakeholders use the knowledge to assess the success of energy strategies against specific goals.

Urjanet is an ATDC company founded by veteran technology entrepreneurs including Air2Web founder Sanjoy Malik. The company is supported by research partnership with the Georgia Institute of Technology as well as funding from the Georgia Research Alliance and Imlay Investments.

You can only manage what you measure. With energy data from Urjanet, you are never in the dark.

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