FirstFuel Software gets Massachusetts grant
Written By: Tracy Dawson Roses
October 15, 2015
FirstFuel Software gets Massachusetts grant to work with local munis to help commercial customer energy efficiency
On October 15, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center awarded FirstFuel Software a grant to help local municipal electric companies work with their commercial customers to reduce energy consumption or demand. Selected through a competitive award process, FirstFuel will offer Massachusetts municipal electric companies a cost-effective way to provide energy-use insight and enhance energy efficiency efforts with business customers.
MassCEC selected FirstFuel as one of three recipients of Phase II grant funding after a review of its big data technology and analytics capabilities. The review determined that FirstFuel could offer municipal electric companies a solution for improving customer engagement and satisfaction as well as the speed and scale of energy efficiency deployment. FirstFuel’s technology is already providing these benefits at many investor-owned utilities across the country. Following the grant award, FirstFuel is working with MassCEC’s to select the municipal utilities for initial deployment.
MassCEC Interim CEO Steve Pike commented:
“The company’s software will make it easier for municipal utilities to engage customers in cost-saving energy efficiency measures.”
Swapnil Shah, CEO, FirstFuel remarked:“We’re honored to have been selected by MassCEC for this grant. We are committed to helping energy providers optimize user efficiency, and eager for the opportunity to drive smarter energy use in our home state. Massachusetts has long been the leader in forward thinking approaches to energy use, and we’re glad to do our part to enhance that success locally and beyond.”