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In 2019, the commercial sector was responsible for 18% of the electrical consumption in the US, and small businesses spend more than $60 billion on energy each year. The Virtual Commissioning™ (VCx™) Program works to help small businesses, which historically don’t participate in energy efficiency programs, reduce their overall energy bills. When working with small businesses, our Energy Advisors often run into concerns surrounding unoccupied HVAC set points. Primarily, with the myth that aggressive unoccupied setpoints...

Power TakeOff is known for its ability to promote energy savings in the small and medium businesses, but did you know the company also helps schools with their energy savings? This year, as the school season steadily approaches, energy managers are giving back to their district by participating in Power TakeOff's Virtual Commissioning™ (VCx™) Program across numerous utility partners.  Power TakeOff has a dedicated Schools Engagement Team that helps identify savings opportunities, which can lead to tens...

Power TakeOff expands Virtual Commissioning™ (VCx™) Program in the midwest by adding two new electric and gas utilities in the midwest region. For over a decade, Power TakeOff has been shaking up the energy efficiency industry, more recently with the innovative Virtual Commissioning (VCx™) Program. The ultimate win-win proposition, the VCx™ Program identifies and implements operational-focused efficiency improvements with no cost to its participants. Now, more small- and medium-size businesses and public institutions have access to these...

In 2019, the Virtual Commissioning™ (VCx™) Program saved 14.4 GWh across 177 small and medium businesses, nearly doubling the initial goal of 8 GWh. Power TakeOff is proud to announce that the 2019 third-party evaluation results are in and the Virtual Commissioning™ (VCx™) Program continues to exceed expectations. As the sole program manager, Power TakeOff has implemented the VCx™ program in ComEd’s Illinois service territory, starting in 2016, and is continuing through 2020. At the request of ComEd, Power TakeOff continued to expand the VCx™ program and saved 14.4 GWh across 177 small and medium businesses (SMB),...

Power TakeOff has launched two new utility COVID-19 Community Assistance Programs that provide customer support to financially at-risk businesses and institutions through customized consultations aimed at optimizing buildings while fully or partially closed. The unique situation demonstrates Power TakeOff’s robust machine learning prospecting engine and flexible, versatile customer engagement team that has been remotely and virtually engaging businesses since 2007. To-date, the team has helped local businesses and schools save nearly 1,000,000 kWh (approximately $100,000) during Stay-At-Home...

Although many utility implementation contractors are now developing and piloting virtual program delivery, Power TakeOff has been providing virtual and remote engagement since the company's start in 2007 and is a foundational design of the company's Virtual Commissioning™ (VCx™) Program. The benefits of this delivery model were innovative prior to COVID-19, but essential during the COVID-19 crisis. As the pandemic brought about changes to the way most businesses operate, the VCx™ Program was able to maintain...

As the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the world, businesses shut their doors as governments reacted with mandates to close non-essential businesses in an effort to control the disease. As a society, we looked for ways to support local businesses that are pillars in our communities, while businesses tried anything to stay afloat. Utilities reacted by taking steps to commit to the safety of the communities that they serve, double down on their communications to provide operations...

As previously announced, Power TakeOff in partnership with ComEd, was recently awarded the Inspiring Efficiency Award for Innovation by MEEA. Peter, Nate, and Clark attended the Midwest Energy Solutions Conference by MEEA in Chicago to accept the award with our partner ComEd Sr. Program Manager Rick Tonielli. Rick gave an excellent acceptance speech about the impact and benefit the VCx™ Program has had with local small and medium businesses including many schools and local municipalities. You can...

Small and Medium businesses have traditionally been hard to reach the market for utilities. The potential for savings at a single site is significantly smaller and historically the cost per kWh savings less attractive than larger C&I locations for utility energy efficiency programs. This year Power TakeOff's Virtual Commissioning (VCxTM) Program is on track to surpass each filed program goal for our utility partners. In light of this success, one utility partner has recently increased the program...

Power TakeOff's VCxTM Program with ComEd has found a rhythm that works for utility SMB and public institutions which we engage. These markets are historically under-served by utility DSM programs due to their limited time and capital budgets. However, by pinpointing and only engaging the locations in a utility portfolio that would benefit most from easy to implement low and no-cost opportunities, we are having relevant conversations with organizations that have a clear opportunity, and not...