As 2019 rapidly draws to a close, we're taking a look back at WattTime's 'greatest hits' over this past year. From significant deployments of Automated Emissions Reduction and emissionality in the United States, to major expansions of our grid coverage and emissions monitoring globally, it's been WattTime's busiest year yet.
Electricity grids in 14 countries added. Our AER software now works in an additional 14 countries, as we continue adding electricity grid balancing areas to our ever-growing data sets. Check out the emissions intensity by grid area with our Explorer.
Tackling mercury pollution. We've teamed up with the Great Lakes Protection Fund to deploy AER in cooperation with Midwest utilities' demand response programs and prevent unnecessary toxins from coal-fired power plants from entering these renowned bodies of water. Learn more.
Strengthening enterprise sustainability. In April, startup Swytch announced it began using WattTime's insights to help enterprise corporations better understand the emissions impact of their renewable generation and electricity consumption.
Support from Google. Google.org selected WattTime as one of 20 organizations to share $25 million in grants as part of Google AI Impact Challenge. More than 2,600 applicants vied for the coveted 20 award slots.
Emissions monitoring from space. On the heels of the Google.org grant, we launched a global projectfor satellite-based emissions monitoring... giving pollution nowhere to hide. Now we'll have "eyes" on every large power plant worldwide.
Cleaner electric vehicle charging. We released a groundbreaking report that showed how smarter EV charging could slash associated grid emissions by nearly 20% annually and 90% on individual days, while boosting renewable energy integration.
IoT Global Awards short list. We're proud that our AER software solution earned us 'finalist' honors in the Connected Consumer and Smart Home category of the 2019 IoT Global Awards.
Greening vehicle fleets. In partnership with Liberty Access Technologies, we're expanding green EV charging to support schools, governments, offices, and other fleet operators in their transition to clean electric mobility.
Cleaning up batteries in California. With a little help from AER, battery energy storage in the Golden State is now helping to reduce—rather than increase—grid emissions. Batteries can now charge and discharge with better awareness for how clean or dirty the grid is at any given moment.
Bigger team, bigger impact. WattTime's team has doubled in size since the beginning of 2019—and that's not counting smaller recent additions to the family! The growth is in no small way thanks to your support... and the important inroads we continue to make with regulators, utilities, electric mobility companies, and many others.
As we all take a moment to catch our collective breath in these last weeks of 2019, here at WattTime we're even more excited for what 2020 will bring. Make no mistake: 2019 was big, but 2020 promises to be even bigger. We look forward to continuing the journey with you.