About Flux Tailor
Achieving sustainability is a complex problem. At Flux Tailor we believe that data access is an important and solvable piece of the puzzle. We want to empower consumers with the data they need to track their environmental bottom line with the same accuracy as their financial bottom line. Access to machine readable data will help people imagine, explore, and participate on the frontiers of clean tech innovation.
Flux Tailor provides information management expertise in utility data exchange to software developers, utilities, data acquisition companies, and Distributed Energy Resource (DER) Solution Providers. The consulting company works with a network of expert collaborators to support software implementation projects and facilitate multi-stakeholder research and development processes.
We are a small consulting company with a large network of collaborators. We like to have action-oriented meetings, save on communication trips, and use online collaboration tools to stay on-topic, manage knowledge, and drive progress.
Our name? Flux = as in “flows” of consumables like energy and water, the “flows” of customer data about these services, and as in the “change” happening in both of these areas. Tailor = as in tailoring the right data flows needed to optimize the flows of consumables, and as in tailoring the process of change.
About Klaar De Schepper, Principal and Founder
Klaar De Schepper is a subject matter expert in utility data management. She writes about the role of data access and standards in customer participation in smart grid innovation. Prior to starting Flux Tailor, Klaar De Schepper established a data team at Bright Power, an Energy Management company. There, she helped implement data feeds for tens of thousands of utility meters and hundreds of utility companies across the US. Passionate about information management, Klaar performed research for IBM and the Columbia University Libraries and is a published author. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Science and Sustainable Development from Columbia University. Klaar is an active contributor to the efforts of Mission:data, which works with utilities and utility commissions around the country to give customers and their chosen third parties access to standardized machine readable utility data.