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Wauwatosa firm wins military energy technology contract

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Sept. 26, 2011

By Thomas Content of the Journal Sentinel

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Telkonet Inc. said Monday it has won a contract to supply its energy management platform to residence halls for a U.S. military academy.

The $226,000 contract will outfit the buildings with a "SmartEnergy" suite, Telkonet said, that will allow the military academy to monitor and control each room's heating and air conditioning system -- leading to energy and cost savings to reduce heating and air conditioning in empty rooms.
Telkonet is a Wauwatosa energy control management provider. It was selected as technology provider for an energy service company that has been working at the military academy on infrastructure and efficient energy use. Telkonet said it's working with the same company on other military installations and several upcoming project opportunities.
“We’re pleased to have been selected to perform this upgrade as part of our strategic partnership," said Jason Tienor, Telkonet chief executive. "We’re also confident the cadets will appreciate the comfort improvements and the Academy will find enormous value in the reduced energy and maintenance cost.”
The contract is another example of Wisconsin firms competing to win business from the Pentagon as part of the military's strategy to cut use of petroleum and move toward using less energy and powering more with renewable energy. Last week, see this recent story discussing how other state firms are involved -- as the Defense Department invests more in clean energy.
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Thomas Content covers energy, clean technology and sustainable business. A series he co-wrote on energy and climate change won top honors in 2008 from the National Press Foundation.

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