ATLANTA, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Enterprises announced today a partnership with Urjanet to track its national energy usage and costs for approximately 30,000 accounts spread across 190 utilities. Urjanet provides an energy data feed that includes billing and consumption data from utility accounts in real time.
"Urjanet provides a comprehensive and complete view of all the billing, rate and electricity usage across Cox's facilities," said Robert Fairey, Cox Enterprises' director of energy procurement. "The multi-point usage data assists with our energy procurement; monitoring energy efficiency; reconciling costs; and demand response initiatives."
Through Urjanet, Cox is able to measure the impact of its energy efficiency projects. The data also aids procurement and helps Cox effectively manage its resources.
The partnership is closely tied to Cox Conserves, the company's national sustainability program that is designed to reduce Cox Enterprises' carbon footprint by 20 percent and promote eco-friendly behavior among its employees, communities and other corporations.
"For large organizations like Cox Enterprises that are spending tens of millions on electricity and natural gas, managing thousands of accounts across locations all over the nation can be costly and time consuming," said Urjanet CEO Sanjoy Malik. "We help raise clients' 'energy IQ' and help them save money. Urjanet has unique and innovative technology, and its highly scalable platform is purpose-built to give large organizations a single source of reliable data for more cost-effective and eco-efficient enterprise energy management."
About Cox Enterprises: www.CoxEnterprises.com
Cox Enterprises is a leading communications, media and automotive services company. With revenues of nearly $15 billion and more than 60,000 employees, the company's major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications, Inc. (cable television distribution, telephone, high-speed Internet access, commercial telecommunications and advertising solutions); Manheim, Inc. (vehicle auctions, repair and certification services and web-based technology products); Cox Media Group, Inc. (television and radio stations, digital media, newspapers, advertising sales rep firms, Valpak and Cox Digital Solutions); and AutoTrader.com (online automotive advertising and Kelley Blue Book, vAuto and HomeNet Automotive subsidiaries). Additionally, Cox operates Kudzu.com.
About Cox Conserves: www.CoxConserves.com
Launched in 2007, Cox Conserves seeks to reduce Cox Enterprises' energy consumption by embracing renewable forms of energy, conserving natural resources and inspiring eco-friendly behavior. The program engages each of the company's major subsidiaries (Cox Communications, Manheim, Cox Media Group and AutoTrader.com) and encourages Cox Enterprises' 60,000 employees and their families to engage in eco-friendly practices.
About Urjanet: www.urjanet.com
Urjanet offers large companies an automated, accurate, and easy-to-use service that helps them to lower energy costs, reduce their carbon footprint and more effectively evaluate long-term energy investments. Urjanet's UBus platform collects, reconciles, and analyzes energy and carbon-related data from many different sources including smart meters. The UBus data feed is delivered directly to customer applications and decision-support systems. Founded by a team of veteran entrepreneurs, Urjanet is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, serving multiple large blue-chip clients and is becoming a leading provider of energy intelligence to business and industry. Innovation at Urjanet is supported by the Georgia Research Alliance (www.gra.org) and the National Science Foundation (nsf.gov).
SOURCE Cox Enterprises