GridPoint partners with Public Service Company of Oklahoma and ICF to launch strategic energy management program for small and medium business customers

GridPoint, a leader in building energy management and optimization technology that decarbonizes commercial buildings and drives grid modernization, today announced a new partnership with the Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO), Electric Utility Serving 562,000 Customers in East and Southwest Oklahoma, and Worldwide Consulting and Digital Services Provider ICF Launches Strategic Energy Management Program for PSO’s small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) customers. The new program will help PSO customers save money on energy costs, reduce their carbon footprint, gain valuable data on their energy usage and operate more sustainably.

Program participants will use the GridPoint energy management platform to automate their building’s efficiency using advanced controls and patented algorithms, uncover additional savings opportunities, assess building performance, equipment and better understand how building operations contribute to their energy bills.

“PSO is committed to providing our customers with the resources and technology to improve energy efficiency and reduce energy costs,” said Jeff Brown, consumer programs manager at PSO. “We are delighted to work with GridPoint and ICF to launch this new program, bringing significant energy savings to our commercial customers in addition to creating a smaller carbon footprint.”

PSO will cover up to 70% of the costs for three years of GridPoint services, providing a strong financial incentive for business customers to sign up. To ensure participants maximize and fully benefit from this new technology, ICF will work closely with each company to provide support and training. With these expert tips, PSO business customers will gain a better understanding of their building’s energy consumption and how to effectively use the GridPoint platform.

“GridPoint’s technology is expected to bring significant energy savings to PSO customers and we look forward to supporting these business owners to ensure they maximize the benefits this program can deliver,” said Kyle Wiggins, vice -senior president of ICF and head of commercial energy. “Combining energy efficiency technology with education and training is a powerful combination that will ensure the success of the program and make significant progress towards decarbonization.

“Small and medium-sized businesses often don’t have the time or the resources to implement an energy efficiency strategy. We are very pleased that PSO is encouraging its customers to reduce their carbon footprint and make it a very simple process by providing invaluable training and support through ICF to educate business owners on best practices,” said Mark Danzenbaker, CEO of GridPoint. “Few programs focus on this underserved market – we couldn’t be happier to work with PSO and ICF on this initiative.”

ICF is a global consulting services company with more than three decades of experience developing award-winning demand management and energy efficiency programs that touch every phase of the program lifecycle, ICF applies advanced analytics and deep domain expertise to help utilities plan, design and deliver best-in-class programs and portfolios.

The program is available to SMEs in PSO’s service territory with an energy demand of up to 200 kilowatts (kW). GridPoint currently partners with over 20 utilities to provide decarbonization technology and grid interactivity to the hard-to-reach SMB market.

To learn more about the partnership, visit http://www.PowerForwardWithPSO.com.

About GridPoint

GridPoint is a leader in building energy management and optimization technology that decarbonizes commercial buildings and drives grid modernization. GridPoint’s data-driven platform connects energy networks to the built environment and distributed energy resources behind the meter, enabling simultaneous optimization of energy and sustainability goals for businesses and the network. GridPoint’s technology platform is deployed in over 15,000 commercial buildings across multiple industries. Leveraging data analytics, intelligent automation and machine learning to deliver unprecedented visibility into complex building operations, GridPoint reduces energy costs, maximizes decarbonization, delivers actionable facility insights and builds resilience, building by building. Networked buildings with GridPoint IntelligenceTM aggregate the reliable, accurate and instantaneous capacity that energy networks increasingly need. GridPoint’s smart building energy network is driving grid modernization and accelerating the transition to a sustainable energy future. For more information, visit https://www.gridpoint.com.

About the PSO

PSO, a unit of American Electric Power (Nasdaq: AEP), is an electric utility company serving more than 562,000 customer accounts in eastern and southwestern Oklahoma. Based in Tulsa, PSO has approximately 3,800 megawatts of generating capacity powered primarily by natural gas, 22,000 miles of distribution lines and 3,700 miles of transmission lines. PSO is also one of the largest distributors of wind power in the state. Press releases and other information are available at http://www.PSOklahoma.com. Join us on Facebook, Twitter, NextDoor and Instagram @PSOklahoma.

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Veronica J. Snell