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Navigant and TROVE Team to Bring the Breakthrough Benefits of Predictive Data Science to Utilities

Alliance powers “utilities of the future” with precision forecasting, grid optimization, and improved customer engagement

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CHICAGO – April 10, 2017 – Navigant (NYSE: NCI) and TROVE today announced a strategic alliance that will help utilities harness the combined power of predictive data science and an analytics platform to make their data more useful, dramatically improving load forecasting, grid performance, and customer adoption of new products and services.

“This alliance brings together Navigant’s deep industry and process expertise, our modeling capabilities, and our global consulting footprint with TROVE’s world class data science capabilities and their newly launched TROVE Platform,” said Jan Vrins, leader of Navigant’s Energy practice, which has over 600 energy consultants globally. “TROVE’s Platform delivers the open architecture, scale, and data-science acumen needed to transform a utility’s latent data arsenal into a gamechanging strategic asset. For example, TROVE’s premise-level forecasting precision combined with Navigant’s demand forecasting and econometric modeling provides utilities a new playbook for meeting demand that effectively integrates distributed energy resources.”

“TROVE is a leader in data science and analytics for utilities, and the TROVE platform is one of the most powerful, open platforms we see available in the market today,” said Jeff Richman, director at Navigant. “We are passionate about providing predictive data solutions to our customers. Our solutions are focused on the most critical issues facing utilities today and, through our alliance with TROVE, they are fully coordinated with tomorrow’s predictive analytics opportunities and requirements.”

“TROVE is a leader in data science and analytics for utilities, and the TROVE platform is one of the most powerful, open platforms we see available in the market today.”

 

The volume of data utilities must manage continues to rise – consider the ramification of moving to 35,000 meter reads per year for a typical smart-meter customer – and energy resources are growing increasingly variable and distributed. Data analytics and predictive data science hold the key to managing the grid and engaging with customers more intelligently. Partnering on this opportunity,

Navigant and TROVE are taking the lead in developing solutions that:

  • Identify smart meter value beyond traditional cost savings metrics;
  • Improve operational efficiency, customer service, and profitability;
  • Understand and engage customers to drive adoption of new products and services; and
  • Better forecast demand, addressing the variability of distributed energy resources and programs, such as distributed solar, electric vehicles, battery storage, energy efficiency, and demand response.

“We are on the cusp of a data-led transformation in the utility industry fueled by the precision of predictive data science and the exponential processing power of open platform computing,” said Ted Schultz, CEO of TROVE. “Through this alliance with Navigant we have access to a team with the largest proven strategic, operational, and technical energy consulting experience in the industry. We see tremendous opportunities for utilities to balance supply and demand more precisely, delivering higher service levels and customer satisfaction, while doing so at less cost. Together with Navigant, we will provide clients a new blueprint for turning data into more agile networks and more engaged customers.”

About Navigant

Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: NCI) is a specialized, global professional services firm that helps clients take control of their future. Navigant’s professionals apply deep industry knowledge, substantive technical expertise, and an enterprising approach to help clients build, manage, and/or protect their business interests. With a focus on markets and clients facing transformational change and significant regulatory or legal pressures, the firm primarily serves clients in the healthcare, energy, and financial services industries. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and technology/analytics services, Navigant’s practitioners bring sharp insight that pinpoints opportunities and delivers powerful results. More information about Navigant can be found at navigant.com

About TROVE

TROVE Predictive Data Science, Inc. is an innovator in predictive data-science technology. The breakthrough TROVE Platform, which combines the best in scalability, open-source technology, data fusion, advanced data modeling, and consumer data, as well as data-science expertise and teamwork, makes data useful for the utility, smart-home, and other data-intensive industries. The company is headquartered in Buffalo, NY with an office in Silicon Valley. For more information, please see www.trovedata.com.

For more information contact:

Lindsay Funicello-Paul, Navigant
781.270.8456; or

Dan Mees, Holland-Mark for TROVE
dmees@holland-mark.com
978.409.2438

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