EnerNOC, Inc. (Nasdaq:ENOC), a leading provider of energy intelligence software (EIS) and demand response solutions, announced today that global automotive giant General Motors Company (GM) and Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), one of the largest utilities in the United States, were honored with the 2016 EnergySMART Energy Innovator Award. The award is given annually at EnerNOC's EnergySMART Conference, which brings together experts and innovators from across the energy sector to discuss the latest best practices in energy management.
In the enterprise category, GM was recognized for its sustainability leadership and making energy management a corporate priority GM has achieved a perfect score on its Carbon Disclosure Project reporting for the past three years and has received repeated accolades for its ENERGY STAR performance. It is also the only North American automaker to be named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. With EnerNOC's GM2100 Global Utility database, GM tracks its energy use and carbon emissions for sustainability and other reporting purposes, centralizes utility bill management across 29 countries, and generates meaningful savings. The initiative has saved more than $21 million since its launch. Other finalists in the enterprise category included: Cargill, Cushman & Wakefield, Prince William County Schools, and WashingtonREIT.
In the utility category, PG&E was recognized for its ongoing efforts to seek innovative ways to more effectively engage business customers. In 2015, PG&E began using EnerNOC's energy intelligence software to provide small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in northern and central California with high impact energy efficiency recommendations, driving greater engagement and customer loyalty. For example, a restaurant might receive a personalized recommendation to switch to an ENERGY STAR commercial gas water heater that results in savings of $350 a year. Other finalists in the utility category included: BC Hydro, PacifiCorp, and Louisville Gas & Electric/Kentucky Utilities (LG&E/KU).
"We're in a period of rapid transformation that calls for businesses to take bold actions to change the way they manage energy. Both GM and PG&E have demonstrated sustained leadership in identifying and implementing innovative solutions, including EnerNOC's energy intelligence software, to help to address their biggest business challenges," said Tim Healy, Chairman and CEO of EnerNOC. "It's a great honor to recognize GM and PG&E at EnergySMART in front of their peers in energy management leadership."