TechValidate Research on Stem

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597 Customers Surveyed

4,739 Data Points Collected

38 Published TechFacts

13 Published Charts

1 Published Case Study

Selected Research Highlights

Stem Customer Testimonial

We have had consistent results in avoided demand charges and Stem has gone out of their way to ensure we are always cash flow positive in every month.

Jonathan Hooser, Facilities Manager, J.C. Penney

Stem Customer Research

What are the primary goals you hope to achieve with Stem?

Realize automated savings on energy bills
Gain real-time visibility into energy consumption and costs
Protect against future changes to energy rates, TOU periods, tariffs, and other rules
Advance sustainability strategy
Simplify energy management
Take back control of energy costs
Limit exposure to risk

Stem Case Study

Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.


This case study of Reliance Steel & Aluminum is based on an October 2016 survey of Stem customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Subscribing to Stem is a no-brainer. It is easy to implement, requires no capital outlay, and operates in the background to deliver effortless savings.”

“I have a more positive attitude towards my utility provider now that I know it is helping to fund sustainable technologies like Stem.”

“Stem has proven to be a reliable source for cost savings that requires little to no human involvement.”


The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Stem:

  • Challenges solved with Stem:
    • Reduced operating expenses
    • Lowered energy bills without disrupting operations
    • Met sustainability goals
  • Factors which led them to choose Stem:
    • Their storage-as-a-service offering that provides immediate payback with no capital outlay
    • Their ease of implementation compared to most energy projects
    • Their superior experience deploying and operating energy storage

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Stem that the surveyed company uses:

  • Benefits experienced with Stem:
    • Benefited from automated savings on energy bills
    • Lowered demand charges without any extra staff time or disruption to operations
    • Increased revenue or discounts from demand response or smart grid participation
    • Gained real-time visibility into energy consumptions and associated costs
  • How they use Stem’s PowerScope software:
    • View historical, real-time, or predicted energy consumption and costs


The surveyed company achieved the following results with Stem:

  • Describes their experience implementing Stem:
    • Stem is a knowledgeable and valued partner throughout the assessment and implementation process
    • Stem manages everything – from incentive documentation to installation to ongoing operation
    • Stem’s team is responsive and accessible
  • Reduced annual demand charges by 15 – 20% with Stem.

Stem Customer Research

What other energy projects have you done or seriously considered?

Lighting upgrades
Solar photovoltaics
Demand response
HVAC or central plant upgrades
Building automation
Fuel cells
Combined heat and power
Thermal energy storage

Stem Customer Statistic

9 out of 10 Stem customers bought Stem to generate automated savings on energy bills.

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About Stem

Data / Analytics / Power - Stem combines big data, predictive analytics and energy storage to reduce electric costs for businesses and in aggregate, deliver services to the grid. They optimize the energy you use to run your business, and reduce the portion of the electricity bill you haven’t been able to tackle—until now.

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