AutoGrid, and its big data energy analytics, grow up

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Picture how Netflix and Amazon are using big data to predict and recommend the movies you want to watch and the products you want to buy. Well, a young startup called AutoGrid is using these types of big data analytics to do the same types of things with energy data, and a little over a year after launching it now has new products, new customers and new funding.

Founded in 2011 and launched in late 2012, AutoGrid has developed a cloud-based software platform that takes petabytes of energy grid data — both structured and unstructured — and crunches it to predict and analyze what is happening on the grid in real time. The company can use this data to provide services and apps to utility customers like prediction applications, optimization of the grid, or analysis of trends in energy usage. Customers include Austin Energy, Oklahoma Gas & Electric and…

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