MILWAUKEE — Telkonet Inc. has announced its selection as a finalist in this year’s Fierce Innovation Awards: Energy Edition, a utility-reviewed awards program from the publishers of FierceEnergy and FierceSmartGrid. Telkonet was recognized as a finalist in the category of Energy Efficiency.

The selection of Telkonet as a finalist is based on its EcoSmart Intelligent Energy Management System. All applications were evaluated based on the following criteria: technology innovation, financial impact, market validation, compatibility with existing networks, end-user customer experience, and overall level of innovation.

Finalists’ applications were reviewed by a panel of executives from major North American utilities, including CenterPoint Energy, Commonwealth Edison, Duke Energy, Florida Power & Light, National Grid, Pacific Gas & Electric Company, Portland General Electric, and San Diego Gas & Electric.

“We’re very pleased that our innovative EcoSmart energy efficiency technologies continue to be acknowledged by major industry constituents,” said Jason Tienor, Telkonet’s CEO. “Products that support our EcoSmart Intelligent Energy Management platform are increasingly being installed throughout hotels, student living facilities, military housing, senior living facilities, retail locations, and public housing. From our target market’s increasing acceptance to the recognition of influential industry participants, we’re proving that EcoSmart is the best-in-class in-room energy management platform which is positioned for continued accelerating growth.”

Telkonet said its EcoSmart system offers a product suite capable of creating a network of in-room energy management devices that can be configured to meet the requirements of most buildings. The EcoSmart platform includes intelligent devices designed to manage energy such as thermostats, occupancy sensors, door contacts, lighting and plug load monitoring, and control devices. All products are networked via wireless or wired means to provide remote monitoring capability, deliver occupant comfort, and result in maximum savings.

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Publication date: 9/29/2014