Generac acquires IIoT firm Blue Pillar

  • October 5, 2022
  • William Payne

Energy tech firm Generac Power Systems has acquired Blue Pillar, an industrial IoT platform for distributed energy generation monitoring and control. The two companies share a mutual customer base, and a compatible product line that is used by commercial and industrial customers. By acquiring Blue Pillar, Generac aims to further integrate the Blue Pillar platform into its power generation products and, in connection with Generac Grid Services’ projects, provide valuable monitoring and control as a built-in feature. 

“The Blue Pillar platform is a powerful value-add to Generac’s energy ecosystem, providing a comprehensive solution that can be tailored to meet each project’s unique specifications,” said Erik Wilde, executive vice president of Industrial – Americas at Generac. “As a result of the acquisition, we will be able to provide customers and utility partners with an even broader suite of services, including holistic site monitoring. Monitoring and control capabilities are integral to reducing reliance on the power grid, managing energy consumption and associated costs, as well as improving the overall performance of equipment. Blue Pillar simplifies the IoT process, making it easier to meet customers’ connectivity needs.” 

“For years, Blue Pillar has had the opportunity to work alongside Generac to provide customers with sophisticated connected technology,” said Brad Witter, founder of Blue Pillar. “Now, as part of the Generac team, we will be able to best use our skillsets and leverage the capabilities of our platform to redefine and shape the future of connectivity solutions. We couldn’t be more excited to be joining the Generac team.”