GE’s $1B Energy Business Shares Limelight with Local Chamber

GE, which has been in the news for its imminent move to Boston, recently headlined the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber’s annual Green Business Breakfast that celebrates energy innovators.

The sold-out event featured Maryrose Sylvester, President and CEO of Current, powered by GE, a new $1 billion energy business built to transform the way we use energy.

Taking advantage of the ever-expanding Internet of Things, Current provides energy management software and a package of energy-related tools to businesses to offset overall power demands and costs.

“We hold this event annually to celebrate business that have taken extraordinary steps to reduce their carbon footprint, or introduced a green product or service,” said Chamber President Greg Reibman. “We hope the spotlight inspires others to follow suit.”

Trip Advisor, the travel website company based in Needham and Powerhouse Dynamics in Newton, received the Chamber’s top honors, with two other local businesses also taking home awards.

The Chamber also announced the Newton Business Energy Savers (NBE$), a partnership to help local businesses and nonprofits become more energy efficient. Funded by utility customers through Mass Saves, the program offers free energy assessments and incentive and financing options for energy upgrades for member companies.