I've written about energy management company EnerNOC in the demand response sense, based on the work that it is doing to help companies with generating capacity reduce their grid dependency in peak demand situations. (As a reminder, here's my post about how EnerNOC is working with a New York-based data center operator to help it make the most of situations where it could benefit financially from turning on its generators.)
The company also sells a suite of on-demand energy management applications designed to keep tabs on various information, including both energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions. The news now is that EnerNOC has created a platform that will let businesses better integrate these applications with one another through a redesigned dashboard and user interface. In addition, companies that need to expose these applications to their business partners or customers for some reason can now integrate the applications in into their customer-facing Web sites.
EnerNOC says more of its customers are using more than one of its applications, which is one thing that prompted the change. This is logical. If you're already keeping tabs on your energy supply and efficiency metrics, for example, why wouldn't you take the next step into carbon management? And why wouldn't you enter the relevant information in one centralized repository and then pull it out in the reports you need?
The EnerNOC applications include:
- DemandSMART, its core demand response software
- SiteSMART, which is focused on energy efficiency, including commissioning
- SupplySMART, for keeping tabs on energy supply and risk management
- CarbonSMART, for capturing, tracking and reporting on greenhouse gas emissions