|[October 25, 2012]
Powerit Solutions Develops Demand Management Ecosystem in the Industrial Sector
SEATTLE --(Business Wire)--
Powerit Solutions, recently named one of the 100 most promising private
cleantech companies in the world, today formally announces a key element
in its growing industrial demand management ecosystem: channel sales
partnerships with four leading automation distributors.
Powerit Solutions now has distribution agreements in place with Border
States Electric, French
Electric Company and Schaedler
Yesco Distribution. These regional companies, all with expertise in
industrial automation and energy, span 20 states and together represent
billions of dollars in sales. They will sell Powerit Solutions' Spara
EMS® technology, which provides the crucial "last mile" link connecting
industrial facilities with the smart grid.
Robust Sales Channel Expands Powerit's Reach
"Our product has been provenin industrial facilities across North
America and sold through direct sales," notes Kevin Klustner, Powerit
Solutions' CEO. "Now, through these partnerships, we've taken our best
practices and our pioneering smart grid technology and packaged them for
resale by leading electrical distributors. These partners are automation
experts who understand the need for energy control, and we're delighted
to make this announcement today."
"Automation is increasingly essential for sophisticated demand
management, especially in the large facilities that distributors like
these leaders sell into," Klustner adds. "Shorter-duration demand
response, for example, requires automation. We believe these
partnerships will help spread this capability to plant floors across
Partners See Growth in Smart Grid Solutions
For Powerit Solutions' partners, the addition of Spara to their product
lines is an opportunity to expand customer relationships though advanced
smart grid technology.
"We are excited to add Spara to our portfolio of energy management
products and services," says Mike Stanfill, president of St. Louis-based
French Gerleman, which serves three states.
"In our customers' pursuit of aggressive energy reduction goals, a key,
but sometimes overlooked, strategy is addressing the causes of peak
demand charges," Stanfill continues. "Powerit's technology, coupled with
the efficient and green products we already provide, allows us to
partner with customers in minimizing energy costs without compromising
productivity or throughput."
Schaedler Yesco is a full-line electrical distribution company with 17
Pennsylvania branch locations and corporate headquarters in Harrisburg,
Pa. For Schaedler Yesco, says Energy Manager John Polites: "This
partnership allows us to explore demand management automation
opportunities with both new and existing customers. It also lets our
customers tap into utility incentive programs."
"We quickly saw how Powerit's product aligns with our customers' needs
and our own expertise in process automation and energy," Polites adds.
"Spara fits well with our Clean Energy (News - Alert) model, which focuses on energy
efficiency, renewable energy and the smart grid, and we believe sales of
Spara will spur additional sales in the lighting, power monitoring and
power efficiency areas."
In addition to the four major U.S. electrical distributors recently
added, Powerit Solutions' sales channel also includes qualified systems
integrators. All partners benefit from an intensive onboarding process
and comprehensive sales and technical support.
About Powerit Solutions
Powerit Solutions is a Seattle-based international cleantech company
that sets the demand management standard. Its Spara EMS® 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
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