by Brianna Crandall — May 6, 2019 — Blue Pillar, an Internet of Things (IoT) network solutions provider for facility-based data and control systems, recently announced the launch of its extensive Building Blocks Partnership Program (BBPP) with over 30 new members, covering an array of services. Blue Pillar’s partners offer IoT technology, system enablement, deployment, consulting, and value-added applications and services, which complement Blue Pillar’s ability to build and operate facility-based IoT networks via the company’s award-winning Aurora connectivity and control platform.
The combined, fully integrated end-to-end solutions created by these partnerships will provide commercial and industrial (C&I) facility operators with lower-cost IoT networking options and flexibility in how their facility information can be leveraged to make them more efficient, resilient, and sustainable, says Blue Pillar.
Tom Willie, CEO of Blue Pillar, stated:
Blue Pillar believes that it will take an ecosystem of companies fueled by open collaboration to accelerate the adoption of new energy services and applications. Traditional connectivity and control networks in the energy space have been proprietary, application-specific networks installed to support a particular vendor application or equipment type leaving facility operators with siloed data streams and limited choice amongst vendors. The BBPP program is the first partnership program which showcases how IoT networks can be completely independent from the equipment they connect, the sensors they use, and who installs them, while also being open and interoperable with value-added service provider or application providers.
“System Enablement” and “Solution Enablement” partners
The program is structured into two partnership categories: System Enablement and Solution Enablement. System Enablement partners are comprised of technology, installation, and communication services providers who are focused on the cost-effective building of facility-based IoT networks, while Solution Enablement partners are comprised of value-added services and application providers who leverage these networks to create tangible benefits for C&I customers. These value-added solution providers cover the spectrum of energy management, demand response, distributed energy resource management (DER), microgrids, energy efficiency, and centralized facility management.
BBPP System Enablement partners just announced are:
- Technology: Aquana, CE+T Energy Solutions, CircuitMeter, Covalen, Horner Automation Group, LeClanché, Monnit, Multi-Tech Systems, Inc., and Power Standards Lab
- Deployment: Dailey Electric, M2 Electric, Mad Dash Field Services, The Vanjen Group and Wayne Electric
BBPP Solution Enablement partners just announced are:
- Energy Service Providers: Customized Energy Solutions, Drift Marketplace, GreenSync, Nexant, Rodan Energy Solutions, Sparkfund, Voltus
- Strategic Energy Consultants: Chateau Energy Solutions, GlideNet, Rexel, The Plan Consulting Group (TPCG)
- Application Solution Providers: AutoGrid, Building Clarity, Canary Labs, Collaborative Work Environment (CWE), eSight Energy, Logical Buildings , Lucid, MACH Energy
According to Blue Pillar, membership in the partnership program has several benefits. System Enablement partners are given priority by Blue Pillar to be used in the implementation of IoT networks. Solution Enablement Partners will be introduced to Blue Pillar’s C&I customer base as “pre-integrated” solutions, which can be easily deployed to solve their energy or operational challenges. In addition, Solution Enablement partners have the ability to earn incentives through a built-in referral program if they utilize Blue Pillar as their facility-based network provider in their new customer opportunities.
Blue Pillar connects the “energy things” that power our world. Touted as the only IoT solution to unite all energy things onto a single platform, Blue Pillar unleashes the power of real-time data to strengthen critical infrastructure and accelerate business. Blue Pillar’s Aurora is automated through a template-driven process where security is built-in from sensor to cloud. With Blue Pillar, companies have insight into their energy needs to become more efficient and are said to have peace of mind that when the grid goes down, their business will continue forward.