SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Energate, leaders of residential demand response and home energy management solutions for utilities and consumers, today announced their next generation family of Foundation® Smart Thermostats with the breakthrough pairing of optional Companion® Dockable Home Energy Displays at Distributech, the energy industry’s premier technology event taking place in San Diego, California February 1st through 3rd. Energate will also be showcasing their Consumer Connected Demand Response (CCDR) solution platform which is currently deployed in a majority of the 2-way demand response programs throughout North America, including; First Energy, Ontario Power Authority, Hydro One, OGE Energy Corp, Louisville Gas & Electric and Dominion Energy.
Additionally, key Energate customer Oklahoma Gas and Electric will be presenting their 2010 Demand Response Study Results and Lessons Learned at the event and will be highlighting the key role Energate smart thermostats play in reducing demand. Mike Farrell, Director Customer Programs at Oklahoma Gas and Electric, will be sharing findings February 2nd at 9:30AM.
“Energate is a trusted partner with OG&E and continues to deliver on its promise to provide market leading technology solutions that help utilities address key business challenges. As I will highlight during my session at Distributech, intelligent thermostats play a critical role in the interaction between the utility and the customer and serve as a primary component in overall demand reduction. The findings will speak loudly to the role key technologies play in engaging the customer in a meaningful way,” said Mike Farrell.
“Energate is committed to delivering robust cost effective solutions that allow utilities to expand demand side management programs with devices that enable effective management of home energy consumption in a way that is a win-win for utilities and their customers alike,” said Energate CEO Niraj Bhargava. “As one of Energate’s key customers OG&E shares key results at Distributech, we are pleased to announce our next generation technology all supporting Energate’s market leading Consumer Connected Demand Response (CCDR™) platform”.
Within CCDR, Energate’s full Home Area Network (HAN) suite includes load switches, displays, apps, gateways and smart thermostats, combined with Open-API middleware and utility and consumer software portals.
Further, Energate’s fully open and interoperable CCDR platform offers alternative communication paths, including the ubiquitous coverage of one-way Digital FM, robust two-way broadband or a fully AMI-integrated Smart Grid option. Energate boasts the largest number of interoperability field-proven partners of any in-home technology company, with Aclara, Elster, GE, Itron, Landis & Gyr, Silver Spring Networks, Tantalus and Trilliant Networks as key examples.
Energate is the only company with in-house designed, developed and delivered hardware and software solutions for residential DR. Their solutions provide true versatility for utilities; ensuring connectivity and security, while reducing peak and maintaining future-proof performance.
Featured solutions at Distributech 2011, booth 223:
- NEXT GENERATION INNOVATION: Energate's next generation family of products for Demand Response and Home Energy Management
- CONSUMER MOBILE SOLUTIONS: Energate’s mobile applications and consumer portals give consumers convenient choices
- DEMAND RESPONSE: Energate empowers utilities to deliver flexible pricing programs and has field experience on what works
- DIRECT LOAD CONTROL: Energate’s solutions include two-way, future-proof and verifiable utility programs as well as far-reaching one-way options
Energate is a leading provider of demand response and home energy management solutions including software, wireless communications, gateways, smart thermostats, switches and consumer energy displays. The Consumer Connected Demand Response (CCDR) solution allows utilities to immediately address residential energy demand and empowers consumers to more effectively manage their energy use. Energate products seamlessly connect to the Smart Grid to deal with supply and demand challenges, the increased use of renewables and dynamic rate structures. Founded in 2004, Energate is headquartered in Ottawa with offices in DC, North Carolina, Toronto, and California. Visit www.energateinc.com