Uplight is excited to announce that we’ve been awarded a Sustainability Leadership Award from the Business Intelligence Group. This award recognizes people and organizations who have made sustainability an integral part of their business practice. Unlike other industry award programs, the judging panel is composed of practitioners–business executives from companies including Accenture, Facebook, Frontify, and Google.
This award speaks to how Uplight continues to lead the way for corporate sustainability, both internally and in partnership with our utility clients. 75% of the U.S. population is now served by a utility that has committed to net-zero emissions. While renewable energy supply is a part of the decarbonization equation, the volatility of renewable supply means we must also think about better managing energy demand. For utilities to meet these ambitious goals, they need to bring energy customers along for the ride by helping them to radically rethink how they use energy.
That’s where Uplight comes in. We connect people, products, and services to the energy grid and each other to accelerate decarbonization, reduce costs, and positively impact communities. As the experts in customer-centric engagement and acquisition, we enable our utility partners to enroll energy customers into demand response, rates, and other programs–bundling offers and stacking incentives. And we are accelerating the speed at which we are enrolling customers. Uplight’s rate of enrollment has increased 182% year-over-year on a rolling four-quarter basis.
“Uplight speaks to the combined power of the utility and technology industries: a power that, when harnessed and directed, can drive massive change at a critical time for the energy transformation and our climate,” said Hannah Bascom, Chief Market Innovation Officer. She adds, “As a recent example, this summer Uplight is creating critical and reliable demand flexibility during record-breaking high temperatures, first by driving energy customer participation in utility demand response programs and then by executing demand response events at scale. These events curtail enough to power between 2,700 and 3,800 homes for a year.”