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Firm behind energy use monitor gets patent boost.

UTILITYWISE has been granted a European patent for an energymonitoring system which helps customers analyse energy use.

The patent for Edd:e, which was granted in the US last year, has moved one step further with the latest European endorsement, officially recognising the system as a technical invention that benefits the industry in a new and innovative way.

Edd:e offers businesses a measurement and verification tool that helps them make informed decisions about the actions they need to take to save energy. On average, it shows Utilitywise customers ways to reduce energy consumption by 27%.

Utilitywise chief executive Geoff Thompson said: "We are incredibly proud to secure this European patent because it proves Edd:e really does provide real-world energy savings and offers a unique tool for the marketplace.

"As businesses face increasing energy costs, it is more important than ever to ensure energy usage is being monitored carefully and our management system will allow customers to immediately identify any trends, anomalies or unforeseen changes in energy consumption, while being quick and easy to install."

The patent is the latest addition in a line of new projects Utilitywise is using in energy-monitoring, and follows on from its recent acquisition of technology firm t-mac Technologies Ltd.

Edd:e examines each circuit on the distribution board to give customers a detailed picture of their energy usage 24 hours a day.

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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Jun 5, 2015
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