AEDP News

Metroscope Will Open Its First US Office in Alexandria

The Paris-Based Software Company Will Bring Four New Jobs to the Area 

 

Metroscope, a Paris-based diagnostic software company that identifies inefficiencies and potential damage in industrial equipment, has signed a two-year lease to open its first US office in Alexandria, Virginia.   

The company is a subsidiary of Électricité de France (EDF), France’s major national utility, and will bring four new jobs to the region as part of its initial US expansion. Metroscope estimates that it has detected more than 2 million megawatt hours of energy loss since the company started, saving 980,000 tons of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere. 

“As a City dedicated to combatting climate change, we are thrilled to be the first United States location for a company that will reduce industrial carbon emissions meaningfully and at scale,” said Alexandria Mayor Justin Wilson. “We are excited to partner with Metroscope as they expand use of their technology throughout the United States—and beyond.” 

Product Manager Eric Helm managed the search and will lead the Alexandria team out of a private office in ALX Community’s Waterfront location. 

“Alexandria offers Metroscope the opportunity to experiment with flexible, affordable, showcase office space, with waterfront views,” said Helm. “We get the benefits of proximity to DC and the rest of Northern Virginia, while coming to work every day in a walkable, close-knit community.” 

“Metroscope highlights how vital using technology to combat climate change at scale is,” said Alexandria Economic Development Partnership President and CEO Stephanie Landrum. “And their decision to locate in Alexandria underscores how necessary access to a deep technology workforce and national decision-makers is to achieving that mission. We at AEDP are excited to officially welcome them and to help them thrive now that they are here.”