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February 09, 2016 5:06 AM ET


Company Overview of C3, Inc.

Company Overview

C3, Inc., doing business as C3 Energy, develops energy and emissions management software solutions that enable organizations to monitor, mitigate, and monetize energy usage and associated greenhouse gas emissions. The company offers a Software-as-a-Service suite with five components, such as C3 Energy for energy management; C3 Sustainability for greenhouse gas inventory; C3 Mitigation for tracking track energy projects and their return; C3 Incentives, a library of government and utility financial incentives; and C3 Foundation for energy modeling, key performance indicators, and security. It also provides C3 Grid Cybersecurity Analytics that provides utility cyber security teams with diagnost...

1300 Seaport Boulevard

Suite 500

Redwood City, CA 94063

United States

Founded in 2009



Key Executives for C3, Inc.

Founder, Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and Member of Strategic Advisory Board
Age: 62
President, Chief Technical Officer, Director and Member of Strategic Advisory Board
Age: 50
Co-Founder, Vice Chairman and Member of Strategic Advisory Board
Age: 60
Vice President and General Counsel
Senior Vice President of Product Marketing
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

C3, Inc. Key Developments

C3 Energy Releases Next Generation of C3 Customer Analytics Application Suite

C3 Energy announced that it has released the next generation of its C3 Customer Analytics application suite with significant enhancements that advance interactions between utilities and energy retailers across residential, commercial, and large enterprise customers on one fully integrated platform. With this release, utilities and energy retailers can provide their customers a compelling self-service user experience with higher levels of transparency, simplicity, and control than ever before resulting in increased customer satisfaction, loyalty, and participation in utility-sponsored programs. C3 Customer Analytics Enhancements With today’s announcement, 10 new modules are now available for C3 Residential, C3 Commercial, and C3 Enterprise applications: Revamped user experience eases customer engagement - now with three clicks or less. More intuitive navigation, improved user task flows, and responsive design allow customers to interact with utilities and complete major actions in less than one minute. Predictive billing analytics allow proactive energy monitoring and spend management. With support for billing prediction and alerting, customers can see what their bill is likely to be well before the billing cycle ends and be alerted to rising energy usage, projected costs, and tips to improve energy performance. Individually-tailored reports and enhanced charting give customers an accurate view of bill charges and contributing factors. Three new advanced analytic tools drive customer engagement and more effective energy efficiency programs. Robust and scalable energy disaggregation algorithms deliver optimally tailored energy efficiency recommendations to customers across millions of homes and businesses. Built by experts at the company, the algorithms have achieved industry and academic benchmarks of 98% accuracy levels using 15-minute smart meter data, compared to “ground truth” where sensors were put on appliances and equipment to measure accuracy of predictions. With its universal rate engine the company now supports all rate types with intuitive visualizations, enabling enhanced analytic outputs, charts, and insights. This gives users the ability to understand rate-specific usage and bill components, and to select the best rates for their needs. The first deployment of this feature was for utility, enabling the utility to manage all rates including time of use, net metering, generation, capacity reservation, demand charges, and demand response events. Enhanced energy efficiency project integrations enable C3 Residential, C3 Commercial, and C3 Enterprise to surface all projects and actions a customer has completed in the past, such as rebates applied for, with the ability to set goals and track progress. Customers also gain access to commissioned audit reports, ENERGY STAR score management, and Green Button access to energy use data, creating a comprehensive picture of their usage and energy efficiency efforts. Pre-built loyalty programs make it fast and easy for utilities and energy providers to allow their customers to earn points for taking actions like enrolling in energy-efficiency programs or purchasing products and services, and automatically redeem their points at 300 brands across major retail verticals. Advanced visualization features enable power users - such as facility managers, franchise owners, residential landlords, and other customers handling multiple buildings and disparate groups of meters - to analyze and download their energy usage and costs at the level of individual meters, accounts, or user-defined groupings of meters and accounts. Native mobile iOS and Android applications are now integrated with the C3 Energy platform, enabling utilities to use a white-label application to engage their customer for a range of common services, including bill pay, outage communication, reporting, and energy usage and efficiency. These modules can be part of a standalone application or widgets integrated into an existing utility application. Pre-built integration with MarketoTM puts messages, alerts, and notifications linked to predictive analytics in the hands of the end customer, as controlled by the utility or retailer. This makes it even easier to seamlessly deliver relevant information to the right customer on the right device at the right time. Integration with C3 Energy Intelligence for ad hoc predictive analytics gives users in any business function and of all experience levels access to a web-based interface through which they can discover insights from all their data using compelling visualizations in order to better understand their customers, conduct internal analysis, and inform marketing campaigns. The new release of C3 Customer Analytics applications first went live this month at AEP, Eversource Energy, and Westar. Eversource, operator of New England’s large utility system with 3.6 million customers, deployed the applications across two states to date in order to redefine the engagement experience for its residential, small commercial, and large commercial customers and deliver customized insights across the right channels.

C3 Energy Introduces C3 CyberPhysix

C3 Energy introduced the general availability of C3 CyberPhysix, a comprehensive design, development, provisioning, and operating platform for deploying industrial-scale cyber physical applications for the energy industry. C3 CyberPhysix enables the rapid deployment of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications that integrate and process highly dynamic petascale data sets, gigascale sensor networks, and enterprise and extraprise information system integrations. The platform advances rigorous predictive analytics, data exploration, machine learning, and complex data visualization with responsive design. C3 CyberPhysix is specifically tailored for use in utility and oil and gas markets. The C3 CyberPhysix platform integrates production data from hundreds of independent data sources and tens of millions of sensors aggregated using highly scalable elastic computation and storage architectures, providing processing capabilities that exceed 1.5 million transactions per second. C3 CyberPhysix provides a complete and unified set of services for energy companies to build, deploy, and operate industrial-scale, cyber-physical applications. These services include APIs, application logic, analytics, data services, deployment, integration, machine learning, monitoring and management, workflow, and user interfaces. Developers can deliver applications that are ready for immediate use and scale to meet the data processing and machine learning requirements across the enterprise. C3 CyberPhysix includes C3 Tools, an integrated family of development tools for developers, data scientists, and project managers. C3 Tools separates and abstracts the logical object model, application user interface, analytic metrics, machine learning algorithms, and programming logic from the physical data streams, persistent data stores, and individual sensor behaviors, streamlining application development to bring IoT solutions to market quickly and reliably. C3 Tools enables analysts and developers to instantiate and extend C3 CyberPhysix data and canonical object models, design metrics, develop streaming and iterative analytics, launch MapReduce jobs, configure and extend existing applications, and develop new applications.

AEP Selects C3 Energy Customer Analytics for Online Customer Engagement

C3 Energy announced that AEP has selected C3 Energy Customer Analytics software as a comprehensive engagement solution for residential and small and medium business customers. The solution will be deployed across the full service area of AEP Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO).

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