FirstFuel Software Honored as a 2016 Bloomberg New Energy Pioneer

Customer intelligence platform recognized as critical tech for evolving energy landscape

FirstFuel Software, the trusted source for customer intelligence for energy providers, today was named a 2016 New Energy Pioneer by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). The winners were recognized on stage at the ninth annual Bloomberg New Energy Finance Summit in New York City. By rewarding game changing innovators, Bloomberg New Energy Finance hopes to highlight the profound transition in today’s energy sector, which plays a significant role in the shift toward new business models, technologies and market structures.

Utilities around the world face an unprecedented market shift tied to the rise of distributed generation, more sophisticated and technology-aware customers, efficiency and climate mandates, and increased competition. This new complexity has put unprecedented focus on customers; it is no longer sufficient to solely deliver reliable and safe electricity in order for providers to succeed. FirstFuel helps utilities with their customer-focused goals, such as driving new revenue, improving customer satisfaction, meeting mandates and reducing costs. By leveraging electric and gas meter data analytics to provide extraordinary depth and breadth of commercial customer intelligence, FirstFuel transforms a key energy provider asset – data – into a resource.

Michael Wilshire, selection committee chair and head of analysis and transformation at Bloomberg New Energy Finance, said:

“This year, we were impressed by the very strong set of candidates we received for the New Energy Pioneers program, and the range of activities that they cover – including solar, wind, storage, transport, bioenergy, energy smart technologies and machine learning. We were delighted to see the breadth of innovation that is happening in the industry and struck by the impact that those organizations could have on the energy system of the future. We are as always very grateful to our group of external judges on the selection committee who had the challenging task of narrowing the field of entries to a final set of 10 winners.”

Industry experts from academia, corporations, utilities, finance and technology providers selected the honorees by assessing three criteria: potential scale, innovation and momentum. Each New Energy Pioneer has a combination of innovative technologies and business models, the ability to demonstrate substantive progress in their activities, and the potential for global scale. Being recognized as a New Energy Pioneer validates FirstFuel’s mission to help energy providers optimize user efficiency.

“We are thrilled to be named as a New Energy Pioneer by Bloomberg New Energy Finance, and are honored to be included among other companies that are transforming the energy sector,” said Swapnil Shah, CEO of FirstFuel Software. “This award recognizes the role of data as a key asset in the transformation. It encourages us to continue expanding the access for utilities and their customers to intelligence that creates a better, more personalized customer experience and simplifies the navigation and rollout of exciting new energy services like efficiency and distributed generation available in the commercial sector.

For more information on the New Energy Pioneers program, visit: http://www.newenergypioneers.com/

About FirstFuel Software
FirstFuel Software provides a customer intelligence platform that transforms energy providers into trusted advisors to their business customers. FirstFuel’s SaaS solutions accelerate commercial customer acquisition, help sell energy efficiency and DSM programs, and boost customer engagement and satisfaction. The company draws on deep domain expertise in data analytics, building science, and software in its deployments with large utilities, energy service providers, and government agencies in North America and Europe. Founded in 2010 and privately held, FirstFuel is headquartered in Lexington, MA. For more information, please visit www.firstfuel.com and follow us on Twitter at @FirstFuelSW.

About Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) provides unique analysis, tools and data for decision makers driving change in the energy system. With unrivalled depth and breadth, we help clients stay on top of developments across the energy spectrum from our comprehensive web-based platform. BNEF has 200 staff based in London, New York, Beijing, Cape Town, Hong Kong, Munich, New Delhi, San Francisco, São Paulo, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Washington D.C., and Zurich.

BNEF’s sectoral products provide financial, economic and policy analysis, as well as news and the world’s most comprehensive database of assets, investments, companies and equipment in the clean energy space. BNEF’s regional products provide a comprehensive view on the transformation of the energy system by region. New Energy Finance Limited was acquired by Bloomberg L.P. in December 2009, and its services and products are now owned and distributed by Bloomberg Finance L.P., except that Bloomberg L.P. and its subsidiaries (BLP) distribute these products in Argentina, Bermuda, China, India, Japan, and Korea. For more information on Bloomberg New Energy Finance, please visit: http://about.bnef.com or contact us at sales.bnef@bloomberg.net for more information on our services.

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