Utility participation in investment reflects market need for enabling technology to achieve large-scale adoption of energy efficiency technologies
SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Allumia today announced it has raised $7.5 million in Series A2 round financing, led by existing investor JW Asset Management with participation from American Electric Power (AEP) and Duke Investments LLC. The purpose of this financing is to accelerate development of Allumia’s Energy Efficiency-as-a-Service (EaaS) technology platform for large-scale deployment of energy efficiency solutions for utilities’ mass-market commercial and industrial (C&I) customers.
Allumia’s EaaS technology platform lets utilities deliver and fund efficiency projects to their C&I customers at scale while minimizing costly investments in discovery, project management, metering and verification (M&V), and ongoing service. Allumia’s platform provides software-based automation across the full project lifecycle, including solution design, project workflow management, document generation and management, project performance monitoring, revenue-grade metering, M&V, monthly billing on behalf of utilities, and long-term maintenance support.
“Complexity is the enemy of progress,” explains Allumia’s Founder and CEO, Aaron Block. “It’s why the majority of decarbonization being done by utilities today is large-scale ESCO work or direct-install lighting programs. Allumia’s platform is designed to simplify things for utilities and for end users, making it possible to bring decarbonization to the mass C&I market. I’m excited this funding will let us continue to develop our core technology and grow the team, helping us take our platform to the next level. I believe Efficiency-as-a-Service will be integral to the way utilities improve customer happiness and achieve their sustainability goals, while also generating new streams of revenue and creating shareholder value.”
Allumia’s EaaS business model overcomes common barriers to large-scale adoption of energy efficiency technologies: customers’ perceived technology risk, capital constraints and fear of performance risk. Allumia finances, installs, and maintains efficiency solutions for customers and shares a percentage of savings achieved. This transparent and low-risk shared savings model accelerates adoption, shifting financial and performance risk away from the customer.
Allumia is a market leader in the delivery of Energy Efficiency-as-a-Service to the commercial sector, with a software and IoT platform that optimizes and automates the process of financing, developing, metering, and maintaining projects. Allumia provides services directly to commercial and industrial customers nationwide as well as through utility partnerships.