SACC Seattle had yet another interesting evening tonight, visiting Powerit Solutions at Seattle's waterfront.
Powerit Solutions is a player in the unique field of "Energy Demand Control" and "Energy Demand Response", techniques whereby a power user can reduce its utility bills by "time shifting" when electrical energy used. See it as a TiVo for the large scale electrical consumer.
Claes Olsson, Powerit's CEO, gave a presentation of how this relatively small company is making ever greater inroads in the North American market, traditionally dominated by the Honeywells and the GEs of the world, and helping such diverse industries as food processing, smelters, and ice rinks, reduce their ever skyrocketing electrical bills.
SACC and Powerit had put up a great buffet, with wine, beer, cheese, crackers, sushi, and other things to "nibble on" while chatting with the interested audience, making this into both a fun and very interesting (some would even say educating) evening.