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Climate tech firm Arcadia acquires Urjanet with significant India presence

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The Economic Times
24th May, 2022 20:52 IST

New Delhi: Climate technology company Arcadia on Tuesday said it has acquired utility data provider, Urjanet that have more than 360 employees in India, for an undisclosed sum.

Urjanet's global data access will integrate with Arcadia's data and API platform called 'Arc', enabling Arc to become the universal software layer for the zero-carbon economy.

"Urjanet has built a fantastic business capturing utility data across 30 per cent of the Fortune 500. With Urjanet joining Arcadia, we will be able to serve customers globally with the most comprehensive software solution in climate tech," said Kiran Bhatraju, chief eecutive officer (CEO) of Arcadia.

Urjanet will expand Arc's data coverage in the US to more than 95% of residential and commercial accounts and globally across more than 9,500 utilities, including electric, gas, water, and waste, in 52 countries.

The access to global energy data will allow businesses around the world to leverage its network effects and enable a wide range of use cases, including energy optimisation, renewable energy, payments, and carbon accounting.

"We can now work together to accelerate the energy transition and help companies achieve their sustainability goals," said Sanjoy Malik, chief eecutive officer (CEO) of Urjanet.

Today, only 9% of companies use software to accurately manage their environmental, social, and governance (ESG) reporting, instead relying on manual processes and estimates.

The Arc platform aims to solve this problem by providing companies with actual, building-level meter data through easy-to-use APIs.

Arcadia, now valued at $1.5 billion, has raised $380 million to date.

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