Edgecom Energy is a clean-tech company focused on energy management software solutions, primarily for large facilities including mines, manufacturing, commercial and residential buildings. Our goal is to improve how energy is consumed which leads to lower costs and lower emissions.
Mission: Deliver cost savings and emission reductions to accelerate the sustainable use of energy for large energy users.
Vision: A world in which every source of energy is used responsibly, efficiently and sustainably.
Tell us about yourself?
Edgecom Energy was founded in 2016 by Behdad Bahrami. Prior to starting EE, Behdad was an industrial energy manager for one of Canada’s largest plastic manufacturing facilities. In his previous role, Behdad could see how expensive and time-consuming it can be for large facilities to have real-time visibility into their energy consumption. Behdad also observed what a huge impact energy consumption has on sustainability and how we use the earth’s resources.
If you could go back in time a year or two, what piece of advice would you give yourself?
Keep the petal to the metal, sustainability will become more important than you’ve ever imagined. The world is catching up!
What problem does your business solve?
The management of energy is expensive and time-consuming for large energy users. This is because as humanity strives to decarbonize the grid and electrify everything, the price and complication of energy will increase. Edgecom Energy solves this problem by providing our clients with the data and tools required to reduce energy costs and reduce emissions.
What is the inspiration behind your business?
Energy management is one of the best tools we have to reduce our impact on the planet. Using software and machine learning to scale energy management to every kind of facility is a no-brainer.
What is your magic sauce?
It’s a one-stop shop for energy. Instead of having to work with 100 different vendors and 12 different engineering consultants, Edgecom Energy delivers everything you need for energy in one easy-to-use, scalable software solution that grows with you as your business evolves.
What is the plan for the next 5 years? What do you want to achieve?
Over 10,000 facilities with real-time energy management solutions and tools. Providing scalable, machine learning-powered insights that will reduce emissions and costs.
What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced so far?
No plan survives the first contact with customers, and that’s very true. Our challenge has been finding products that truly fit in with the day-to-day life of busy plant managers and facility managers. We need to give them the right info at the right time without overburdening them. I think we’ve struck the right balance now, but it takes years to get to this point.
How can people get involved?
Visit our website at www.EdgecomEnergy.ca or call us at 416-640-2401.