Ecova Brings Like-Minded Companies Together To Plan for Energy Futures

Energy and Sustainability Management Company Holds First Client Insight Conference

Chicago, IL — October 3, 2016 — Ecova, a leading energy and sustainability management company, will hold its first Insight Conference October 5-6 in Chicago. The event brings together influencers and innovators from 100 companies, including commercial, industrial and utility organizations, comprised of Ecova’s clients, sponsors and collaborators.

ecova_insight_logo_final_smallThe Ecova Insight Conference will showcase energy industry leaders as they collectively address the most pressing challenges and opportunities of the industry. Presentations, panel discussions and small-group focus sessions all present a platform for this forward-thinking group to learn from each other in an open, collaborative environment.

The two-day event is an opportunity for Ecova’s commercial, industrial and utility clients to interact with industry experts, sharing best practices and lessons learned from multiple perspectives. Client innovators from numerous industries are both attending and presenting, including retail, restaurant, manufacturing, hospitality, healthcare and utilities. Topics are designed to deliver attendees fresh, actionable ideas and a better understanding of the most complex energy challenges. Covering a wide range of energy and sustainability management issues, topics include Distributed Energy Resources, the Internet of Things, digital customer engagement and energy management for commercial buildings.

“Our clients are facing never-before-seen challenges in today’s rapidly changing energy and sustainability landscape,” said Jana Schmidt, president and CEO of Ecova. “We have orchestrated this event to help our clients be more successful through advanced energy and sustainability management.  Ecova’s Insight Conference will help our clients understand how to further their strategies by blending data and technology with expertise and insight, to drive powerful results for their organizations.”

The event will be attended by companies from across the industry, including the event’s Gold Sponsors; Ecova’s fellow ENGIE company OpTerra Energy Services, a national energy company that works with organizations to implement efficiency and sustainable energy solutions and Tendril, a company in which ENGIE has invested that enables the delivery of personalized energy experiences to consumers around the world. Representatives from ENGIE North America operating companies will also be in attendance at this inaugural event.

“We’re looking forward to being a part of this influential event that will further stimulate our dynamic industry,” said Ryan Blair, President of the Commercial & Industrial (C&I) Division for OpTerra Energy Services. “Our work with Ecova continues to bring collaborative opportunities so that together, we can make a significant difference in how businesses view and use energy.”

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Ecova makes businesses and utilities more successful through energy and sustainability management. Ecova blends data and technology, with people and insight, to drive powerful results for their clients. Using insights based on consumption, cost and carbon footprint data spanning thousands of utilities, and hundreds of thousands of business sites across the United States, Canada and Europe, Ecova provides fully managed, technology-optimized solutions for saving resources, which in turn increase returns, lower risks and enhance reputations. Ecova is a wholly-owned subsidiary of ENGIE, a global actor in the energy transition. For more information, visit the company’s website, on LinkedIn, or follow Ecova on Twitter at @EcovaInc.