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Uplight acquisition spree continues, snags Ecotagious’ disaggregation

Three weeks after the merger of Tendril and Simple Energy brought five companies together as Uplight, the private equity backing has led the new firm to snap up Ecotagious. Perhaps the combined talents of six startups will prove enough for Rubicon Technology Partners, as Ecotagious’ abilities at spotting usage patterns in customer data will flesh out Uplight’s portfolio nicely. Disaggregation is the term used to describe the process of spotting the consumption of individual appliances or processes within the aggregate energy signal pulled by the customer home. Using machine-learning powered pattern recognition, Ecotagious can spot which devices are being used in the home, which in turn provides data that can be used to provide energy optimization tips to customers. Ecotagious…

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