SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On the heels of an oversubscribed Series B round that attracted new strategic utility investors, Bidgely introduces the new HomeBeat™ consumer engagement mobile app for utilities. The app is the consumer interface for Bidgely’s platform that enables utilities to engage customers, improve program results and increase revenue. The HomeBeat app is currently being rolled out by various utilities globally, including leading utility and Bidgely investor RWE (ETR:RWE) in Europe, as well as ComEd, London Hydro and others in North America.
“Engagement is the key to successful consumer-facing utility initiatives, from energy efficiency to revenue generation,” said Bidgely CEO Abhay Gupta. “Our ability to identify and track energy use at the appliance level is at the heart of our app. By incorporating leading engagement features, such as mobile notifications and gamification, we are enabling modern utilities to deliver results while simultaneously increasing customer satisfaction.”
“Our partnership with Bidgely offers great opportunities for both companies. Bidgely has the technology to offer consumers full transparency of their energy usage. RWE has access to the European market with our 23 million customers who fully trust in the reliability of our company. Together we can introduce and monetize new future-oriented products and services for the sake of our customers, making the difference compared to our competitors,” said RWE CEO Peter Terium during a recent visit to Silicon Valley.
Stefan Padberg, the company’s U.S. based manager added, “We know relationship building and bringing transparency to our customers is essential for RWE as a trusted energy provider, and Bidgely’s digital solution brings this benefit straight to our European core products.”
Already recognized as a leader in offering appliance disaggregation from smart meter data, Bidgely now makes customer engagement highly mobile, relevant and timely. The new HomeBeat app leverages Bidgely’s inference engine that analyzes energy usage and patterns to deliver personalized insights and recommendations. Real-time features are also enabled, including HomeBeat app’s ability to give homeowners the peace-of-mind to check if anything has been left on in the home. Functions and programs enabled by the new app include:
- Is Something On? - instant peace-of-mind that informs homeowners if something has been left on when they leave the house.
- Always On Analytics - an enhanced ability to track, reduce and project the impact of hidden electricity consumption.
- Appliance-level Comparison - itemized comparisons of similar homes at the appliance level.
- Peak Shifting - dynamic goals and rewards that improve results with significantly lower costs than hardware-centric programs.
- Tips & Recommendations - personalized, actionable insights for savings.
- Bill Projection - visibility into bill status in time to take action.
Visit Bidgely at DistribuTECH 2016 (Booth #739)
For an interactive demonstration of the new HomeBeat app, visit the Bidgely booth at the upcoming DistribuTECH 2016 Conference and Exhibition. Visitors to DistribuTECH, held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., from February 9-11, 2016, can experience HomeBeat product demonstrations with technical staff on hand to educate visitors about the benefits of Bidgely’s solutions.
Bidgely is transforming the way customers interact with their energy use. By combining the power of SaaS-based analytics with consumer-friendly web and mobile applications, Bidgely provides personalized and actionable insights that help customers save energy and enable utilities to build enduring customer relationships. The company works with utilities serving residential customers around the world. For more information, please visit www.bidgely.com or the Bidgely blog at bidgely.com/blog.
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