IoT Global Awards '19 Shortlisted

WattTime’s AER shortlisted for 2019 IoT Global Awards

 October 9, 2019 

The clean energy choice-enabling software was named a shortlist nominee in the category of ‘Connected Consumer and Smart Home’

OAKLAND, October 9, 2019 — Last month WattTime’s Automated Emissions Reduction (AER) software solution was included on the shortlist of nominees for the 2019 IoT Global Awards. AER was named a finalist for the “Connected Consumer and Smart Home” category. 

"AER supercharges a wide range of IoT devices, including those found in smart homes, such as thermostats, refrigerators, and electric vehicles," said Wattime’s founder and executive director Gavin McCormick. "It slashes the environmental impact associated with their energy use, while simultaneously attracting the eco-conscious consumer segment of the market and helping differentiate IoT products in a sea of competitors."

Many of the connected devices found in today's homes are inherently flexible—they don't need to consume energy at a specific time. For example, a refrigerator's compressor can cycle at different times, without ever compromising how cold the temperature stays inside. That's an opportunity for AER to work. The software is able to tell when electricity is cleaner versus dirtier and sends a signal to smart devices so they can time their energy use accordingly. It's like having an automated airfare alert for Expedia in order to get tickets when they're cheapest. Except with AER, devices are told when energy is cleanest and the change is made automatically—this can happen as often as every five minutes.

“This is only the second year of the IoT Global Awards and it is inspiring to see so many new and exciting Internet of Things innovations already in action,” says Jeremy Cowan, Editorial Director of IoT Global Network, the headline sponsor behind the 2019 IoT Global Awards. 

“We have been truly impressed by the hard work and ingenuity that has gone into the IoT solutions and applications submitted to us by organisations worldwide. The shortlisted entries met our strict selection criteria and will now be assessed by an unrivalled panel of independent experts.”

The IoT Global Awards, organized by WeKnow Media Ltd, aims to recognize innovation and excellence in the IoT sector, which encompasses smart devices, internet-connected technologies, and related softwares. IoT Global judges hail from companies like Amazon Web Services, Vodafone, IoT Global Network, Navispace, and more. 

Also included in the list of finalists for the “Connected Consumer and Smart Home” category are: Amazon Web Services, McAfee, Control4, ON Semiconductor, and others. 

The final winners will be announced on October 11th by leading IoT media brands; IoT Now, IoT Global Network, VanillaPlus, IoT Now Transport, IoT Events Hub and IoT White Book. For more information on the IoT global awards, visit

About WattTime

WattTime is a nonprofit with a software tech startup DNA, dedicated to giving everyone everywhere the power to choose clean energy. Our Automated Emissions Reduction (AER) technology can shift the timing of flexible electricity use to sync with times of cleaner energy and avoid times of dirtier energy. We sell solutions that make it easy for anyone to achieve emissions reductions without compromising cost and user experience. WattTime is a subsidiary of Rocky Mountain Institute.

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