For Immediate Release: June 29, 2017

Local Chick-fil-A franchise chooses SMUD’s energy management solution

SMUD announced today that a local Chick-fil-A franchise has signed an agreement to participate in SMUD’s Energy Management Solution program (EMS). The EMS program, powered by GridPoint®, will provide the Chick-fil-A owners with an easy way to monitor and manage energy consumption and make adjustments on the fly.

SMUD’s EMS program provides real-time data about a facility’s energy use by utilizing cloud-based on-site tools and a mobile application. EMS customers also have access to historical energy and operational data via the cloud, making it easy to understand energy usage patterns and make operational changes that maximize savings.

“We’re very excited to have a better understanding of how our restaurant is using energy,” said Chick-fil-A franchise owner Joshua Paul. “With this new system from SMUD, we’re going to be able to save money and invest more in improving our business—and that was our goal from the start.”

Offered as a subscription service, SMUD’s EMS program does not require any up-front investment from the customer. The subscription model helps SMUD ensure the latest software updates are installed for all solution components and that technical support will always be available. In most cases, the energy savings provided by using the system will exceed the program’s subscription costs.

“We want to help our business customers operate more efficiently and save money,” said SMUD Chief Customer Officer Nicole Howard. “Our EMS program provides an easy-to-use, cost-effective solution to help those customers take control of their energy costs so they can focus more on growing their businesses.”

SMUD Strategic Account Advisors will help interested commercial customers determine if the EMS program is a good fit for them. SMUD will also provide set up and technical assistance.

To learn more about SMUD’s new Energy Management Solutions program, please visit smud.org/EMS.

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