Press Release

Uplight’s Subscription Bundle Utility Program, Plus Wins AESP Innovation in Technology Award

Uplight’s comprehensive digital energy ecosystem recognized for innovation and personalization of the utility-customer relationship. 

Boulder, Colo. — Feb. 9, 2022 – Uplight, the technology partner of energy providers transitioning to the clean energy ecosystem, was recognized by the Association of Energy Services Professionals with the 2022 Innovation in Technology Award for its subscription energy bundle program, Plus. 

Plus is the first program of its kind, and offers a subscription-based customer experience for electricity and gas consumption. Uplight officially launched Plus in August of 2021, with leading utilities including AES Indiana and Duke Energy. The solution revolutionizes the energy customer’s experience and interaction with their utility providers by offering simple, personalized digital billing that’s easy to understand and costs the same each month.

This prestigious award recognizes an innovative program in the energy industry that helps decrease energy use and increase grid flexibility. For Uplight’s utility partners, Plus provides substantial energy savings, peak shaving, and predictable benefits to reduce system cost while improving customer relationships. One Plus pilot tested the impacts of a subscription rate bundled with demand response. The pilot results showed an average reduction in peak energy use by 31%.

“Plus was an important solution to come out of Uplight last year, and it’s especially meaningful to be recognized by AESP for our work to meet the needs of end customers and utilities in tandem. We’ve long recognized that utility customers wanted predictable bills which resemble similar flat bills while utilities were seeking new solutions to meet their decarbonization and load flexibility needs,” said Justin Segall, Chief Strategy Officer at Uplight. “Less than a year after launching, we’re already seeing Plus pay dividends for customers and utilities alike. For example, with one Midwestern utility, customers on a flat bill that are automatically enrolled into Uplight’s Orchestrated Energy daily smart thermostat optimization are saving 6% on average on their bills during summer months compared to a control group – demonstrating a fixed bill can reduce energy consumption, save customers money and meet energy system needs together.” 

The Plus model is one-of-a-kind, and Uplight is the only technology provider in the country to successfully implement an energy bundle that offers a subscription rate, device orchestration and personalized offers with multiple utility programs in a consumer-facing digital platform. Uplight is the most established innovator in the open ecosystem, already offering hundreds of third-party energy savings products through its top performing utility marketplaces and is one of the nation’s leaders in running device-agnostic grid orchestration programs. 

Utilities interested in learning more about Plus can visit Uplight is joined by [list other winners].

About Uplight

Uplight is the technology partner for energy providers and the clean energy ecosystem. Uplight’s software solutions connect energy customers to the decarbonization goals of power providers while helping customers save energy and lower costs, creating a more sustainable future for all. Using the industry’s only comprehensive customer-centric technology suite and critical energy expertise across disciplines, Uplight is streamlining the complex transition to the clean energy ecosystem for more than 80 electric and gas utilities around the world. By empowering energy providers to achieve critical outcomes through data-driven customer experiences, delivering control at the grid edge, creating new revenue streams and optimizing existing load and assets, Uplight shares a mission with its clients to make energy more sustainable for every community. Uplight is a certified B Corporation. To learn more, visit us at, find us on Twitter @Uplight or on LinkedIn at

Elaine Reddy