WeatherBug Home and Accelerated Innovations Team Up to Expand Delivery of Energy Efficiency Insights

  • Jun 08, 2015

Partnership Integrates Personalized Home Insights based on Real-time, Hyper-local Weather Data with Intuitive Consumer Energy Portal

St. Paul, Minn. and Germantown, Md. – June 8, 2015  Accelerated Innovations and WeatherBug® Home are integrating their complementary technologies to provide utilities with a comprehensive consumer energy efficiency platform that provides detailed, customized energy usage insight and encourages reduced energy use. It does so while also increasing engagement and improving satisfaction via interactive energy-saving tools.
The partnership combines technology solutions from Accelerated Innovations and WeatherBug Home. Accelerated Innovations’ MyMeter® portal delivers advanced household energy usage statistics and consumption history, while allowing consumers to drill-down to understand their usage at 15-minute intervals. The MyMeter® portal will incorporate personalized home energy use insights from WeatherBug Home, which exclusively combines real-time, local weather data from its own sensor network with a home’s energy usage information to analyze how each home responds to the weather.

With WeatherBug Home, consumers learn why their house “behaves” the way it does in relation to the weather and how their home compares to similar homes. They can also see their forecasted energy usage for the next month and receive a virtual energy efficiency audit with customized tips for savings via a monthly WeatherBug Home Insight ScoreCard. Looking ahead, MyMeter® portal data will also be accessible via the WeatherBug Home section of the popular WeatherBug app for iOS and Android used by millions of consumers.

“At Accelerated Innovations, we are constantly looking for new, innovative ways to enhance our energy efficiency capabilities,”says Josh Headlee, Founder and CEO, Accelerated Innovations. “By integrating WeatherBug Home’s industry-leading analytics, brand and consumer reach with our capabilities, we will provide unique energy usage insights our customers are seeking to manage their usage, cost and comfort.”

“On average, the weather drives approximately 50 percent of a home’s energy use, which makes live, local weather data a critical piece of the energy efficiency equation,” says Amena Ali, Senior Vice President and General Manager, WeatherBug Home. “Our partnership combines Accelerated Innovations’ energy usage visualization technology with our big data from connected home sensors and real-time weather data to provide actionable intelligence that can benefit both consumers and utilities.”

About Accelerated Innovations: Powering MyMeter

Headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, Accelerated Innovations specializes in leveraging large data insights, including metering and usage data, to develop strategic programmatic solutions, which are customized to the needs of residential and commercial customers. From its founding in 2008, the company has grown to serve dozens of electric, water and gas utilities. Accelerated Innovations’ utility partners realize verified energy savings and improved customer care through greater opportunities to engage, communicate, and empower customers with tools for energy use feedback, alerts, analytics and prepaid billing.

Earth Networks: Powering WeatherBug & WeatherBug Home

For 20 years, we have been Taking the Pulse of the Planet® using the world’s largest weather, lightning and greenhouse gas monitoring networks. Our sensors across the planet keep consumers, businesses, and governments informed, updated and alerted. Our popular WeatherBug® brand provides neighborhood-level weather, superior forecasts and advanced severe weather alerts to millions. Our WeatherBug Home offering taps big weather and connected home data for improved energy efficiency and comfort. Enterprises such as schools, airports, professional sports teams, utilities and government agencies rely on our early warning solutions to safeguard lives, prepare for weather events, and optimize operations. Know Before®.