Jim Saber, President & CEO
We are well into the fall season which, along with the changing colors, comes with an uptick in activities and a new way for you to engage with us. Last month we introduced our Join our Network. NextEnergy has always prided itself on our strong network of partners and felt that it was time to create an easier way to participate. We are happy to share that since going live, we have received applications from many startups and corporates. We have also expanded our network to include communities and cities seeking to deploy innovative smart city solutions, and several have already signed on. We recently partnered with the Michigan Municipal League as a sponsor of their policy forum series “Fast Forward: Leading the Future of Michigan Cities” and were able to share our team’s smart mobility and grid work with community leaders.
We are also happy to report that we recently completed the measurement and verification work on ten commercial buildings within our LiTES program which we presented to the Michigan Public Service Commission Energy Waste Reduction Collaborative. This is a significant program milestone and we are pleased to report that these buildings are experiencing a 30% energy savings improvement as a result of the advanced/networked lighting controls. Look for our final report, coming soon, on this three-year effort in partnership with the US Department of Energy, DTE Energy, Consumers Energy, and the Detroit Joint Apprentice Training Center.
In the upcoming weeks, our team will be participating in a number of events and conferences in the IoT, smart grid and mobility spaces; integr8 Industry 4.0, Michigan Sustainability Conference, SERDP-ESTCP-Symposium here in Michigan and Washington DC. We look forward to learning, collaborating, and strengthening our industry relationships and forming new partnerships.
As always, please feel free to reach out to me, or any member of our team directly to discuss the work that we do or how we can partner with your organization to achieve your goals.