ElectriCities of North Carolina Engages Excergy’s Technology Expertise for Strategy Roadmap

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When ElectriCities of North Carolina needed to identify future technology offerings for its approximately 80 Member utilities, they turned to Excergy for our strategy development expertise.

Using state-of-the-art alignment optimization technology from SchellingPoint, Excergy staff helped the organization identify which future technology offerings were most beneficial to the public power communities across North Carolina and in parts of South Carolina and Virginia. “Pairing this approach with our standard technology roadmap methodology results in a more viable, valuable and endorsed plan that sets a new standard of practice for our clients,” explains Lynn Adams, Excergy vice president.

The Strategic Technology Roadmap extends ElectriCities’ existing technology and services offerings to its Members to address pressing industry trends. The Roadmap identified offerings in the areas of project delivery services, CIS and customer engagement, design and mapping, AMI, demand response, distributed energy resources, Smart Cities/Internet of Things, and operations.

“It’s great when you can tie your recommendations back to the SchellingPoint results because supporting data is extremely helpful,” said Andy Fusco, vice president of Member Services and Corporate Planning. “I really did not know what to expect from the SchellingPoint process, but was pleasantly surprised with the depth and value of data it produced.”

Excergy CEO Jim Ketchledge noted, “Excergy believes in the transformative power of utility technology to make people’s lives more productive and sustainable. ElectriCities mission is similar to ours, and we are proud to support ElectriCities and their Members any way we can.”

Excergy recently participated in the ElectriCities Annual Conference with sponsorship and a speaking engagement. Excergy Executive Consultant Mark Hatfield participated in a panel Q&A session entitled “Technology Now and Beyond: It’s More Than AMI.” In support of our ongoing commitment to the municipal utility industry, Excergy sponsored the event as well.

Excergy Corporation, a leading provider of consulting and systems integration services to the energy and water utility industry, provides the right team of focused experts to deliver peak performance on projects critical to the future of leading organizations. Their expert consultants, project managers, engineers, and IT professionals have a deep, practical understanding of the industry based on planning and implementing solutions across North America. Visit excergy.com for more information, or to contact Excergy.