OAKLAND, October 3, 2018 — Today, WattTime announced it has been named to the list of finalists for the S&P Global Platts 2018 Global Energy Awards in the category of “Emerging Technology of the Year.” Finalists in the category are recognized for the “research and development, ingenuity and commercialization potential of new technologies” in areas ranging from renewable energy, to energy storage, to blockchain applications. WattTime, a non-profit subsidiary of Rocky Mountain Institute, is working toward a simple goal: give everyone the freedom to choose the power they use. Their recognition was earned in large part through its work on Automated Emissions Reduction (AER) technology, software that allows smart devices to shift energy usage times to align with moments of cleaner power, thus reducing CO2 emissions by grid-connected devices. “Our team is proud to be recognized as a finalist in the Emerging Technology of the Year category," said Gavin McCormick, co-founder and executive director of WattTime. "And hopefully we won't be on this list for long. With our AER solution, a future where consumers choose the energy they’re using can be realized globally in as little as two years if adopted at scale, particularly by device makers, including battery storage companies, and utilities + demand response aggregators. “We hope this Global Energy Awards recognition helps to shine a spotlight on the opportunity for this technology to easily and affordably reduce emissions while also encouraging the integration of more and more renewable energy into the grid." An independent panel of judges—including former regulators, past heads of major energy companies, leading academics, and international energy experts—will decide the winner. Final winners in all categories for the Global Energy Awards will be announced on 6 December 2018 at a black-tie celebration at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. About WattTime WattTime is an environmental non-profit built on cutting edge research by University of California, Berkeley PhDs. WattTime’s "environmental demand response" platform makes it possible to actually choose which power plants your devices rely on. With a simple software update, smart device owners can instantly and permanently reduce their carbon footprint and other pollution, and help clean and renewable power plants compete on the grid. Forward-looking companies partner with WattTime to empower their users to make a real difference for the environment that is as easy as pushing a button. For more information, please visit www.WattTime.org.
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