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Innovative Technology Company, Utiliz, to Bring Automatic Energy Savings Platform to Maryland Customers


Innovative Technology Company, Utiliz, to Bring Automatic Energy Savings Platform to Maryland Customers

PR Newswire

NORWALK, Conn., Aug. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Utiliz, a technology platform offering automatic energy savings, has been granted approval to enter the Maryland market and start helping energy customers across the state save. The technology at the core of its business puts the customer first, providing an innovative service that acts like a financial manager for energy customers. The platform tracks the energy market on behalf of consumers, monitoring the rates and trends, and automatically switches each consumer to a cost-effective plan at the end of each term.

Maryland is the company's first new market entry since being acquired in January by Path One Group, LLC. Prior to the acquisition, Utiliz served customers in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Hampshire and New York. Under the new leadership of CEO Cami Boehme and CTO Kevin Manley, the company is growing in existing markets and actively pursuing market entry in five additional markets. In May, Path One Group launched Viv Network, a purpose-driven technology company that empowers affiliates and entrepreneurs to offer innovative products, like AutoPilot, which is powered by Utiliz, along with a suite of additional lifestyle products that offer consumers better choices for essential services.

Utiliz provides consumers with a straightforward way to benefit from energy choice without the hassle or confusion present in the market. Although customers have had choice in deregulated energy markets for years, the majority are still with the default utility supplier. In Maryland, for example, almost 85% of customers are not yet with a competitive supplier. Utiliz plans to help more customers benefit from the options available in energy choice markets, simply by automating the decision and ensuring customers are on cost-effective plans term after term, automatically and without hassle.

"Energy deregulation has the potential to empower millions of consumers to make better, more affordable, and more sustainable energy choices. Unfortunately, the current marketplace makes it very hard for the average consumer to take advantage of competitive options. As a result, so few consumers have made the switch, and those that have likely did not have a positive experience," Boehme said. "Our goal is to leverage technology to make something that used to be complex, very simple and rewarding. We work for our customers - looking out for their best interest and letting them realize the benefits that energy deregulation affords."

To date, Utiliz has saved consumers more than $400,000 and prides itself on its customer satisfaction and high referral and retention rates. Consumers can enroll quickly and easily by sending in a copy of their bill. Once enrolled, they receive monthly updates with plan details and lifetime savings. Utiliz advocates for consumers and works closely with suppliers to bridge the gap between generation and use. For more information visit or

ABOUT UTILIZ: Utiliz is a proprietary technology platform and licensed energy broker currently serving customers in Connecticut, New Jersey, Massachusetts, New York and New Hampshire, and recently launched in Maryland. Utiliz is a proud member of the Path One Group of Companies.

ABOUT VIV: Viv Network, LLC is a Connecticut-based technology company that provides energy and lifestyle products and services that everyone needs and uses everyday—products that make Life Better, as the company's tagline suggests. Providing radical transparency with a customer-centric focus and commitment to social good are core to the company's mission to provide consumers a way of life that is easier, more affordable, and more satisfying. Viv is a proud member of the Path One Group of Companies, along with sister company Utiliz, LLC. Viv's flagship product, AutoPilot, is provided through a partnership with Utiliz.

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