CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2021 WINNERS
There was 1 winner from each of the four categories. Please see below for more information on each company!
Grid Management & Distributed Automation - Sentient Energy
Smart Cities - Cleverciti
Distributed Intelligence - Bidgely
Utility IoT - New Cosmos USA
Zpryme and Itron present: Power Pitch
Itron invests significantly in enabling an ecosystem of complimentary solutions that are developed by innovators serving the smart energy and smart city markets. We believe these tech innovators have an important role to play in shaping the future landscape for utilities in electricity, gas and water as well as smart cities and communities across the globe. In addition to enabling these developers with the tools and support they need from Itron, we’re also committed to helping them drive business by promoting these solutions and enabling exposure to our customer base.
In partnership with Zpryme, Itron created the Power Pitch competition to showcase solutions created by our ecosystem of partners and developers. Qualified participants will briefly pitch their solutions to a panel of industry experts and an audience of utilities and cities that are looking for new value-add solutions. Additionally, these judges will offer feedback and guidance that will help participants refine their solutions in preparation for deployment.
Grid Management & Distribution Automation
Innovations that leverage Itron’s intelligently connected network to enhance grid resilience and reliability, drive grid modernization, optimize grid monitoring and operations, simplify renewable integrations, or accelerate critical event response time.
Innovations that leverage Itron’s network and/or smart city management platform to build resilient and sustainable infrastructure, smart transportation, public safety and security, or digital services for citizens.
Innovations that leverage Itron meter data and the Distributed Intelligence platform to build solutions for enhanced grid operations, data analytics, consumer engagement, or distributed energy resource management.
Innovations that leverage Itron’s network communications to enhance the services enabled on a utilities’ network such as gas pressure monitoring, methane detection, flood monitoring, water quality monitoring, and other sensor-based solutions.
Power Pitch timeline: (See schedule for more details)
Monday, August 9 - Applications open
Tuesday, August 31 - Applications close
Friday, September 3 - Semifinalists notified
Thursday & Friday, September 16 & 17 - Preliminary judging
Tuesday, September 28 - Live event/finalist pitches