Energate partners with Sensus for smart grid interoperability

Energate‘s Consumer Connected Demand Response (CCDR) platform for a two-way residential demand response solution is now qualified to operate over Sensus’ FlexNet Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) technology.

Additional Energate products that are qualified for FlexNet include in-home devices such as Energate’s Foundation Smart Thermostat and Home Energy Gateway, along with Energate Load Switches and In-Home Displays. Each of these Energate products qualify for funding as part of the Ontario Power Authority’s (OPA’s) peaksaver PLUS program.

PowerStream, the second largest municipally-owned local distribution company in Ontario delivering power to more than 335,000 customers, is scheduled to be the first utility to install CCDR over FlexNet early this year. Energate will exhibit this week at DistribuTECH 2013 in Booth 837.

PowerStream will be leveraging Energate’s home energy management and demand response solution to deliver OPA’s peaksaver PLUS program to residential customers as a means of reducing energy consumption during periods of peak demand over its existing FlexNet investment.

This two-way demand response solution will provide PowerStream with Energate’s load management system, and gives consumers convenient control over their energy usage through real-time in-home information and price responsive load management.

Energate’s CCDR is a comprehensive suite of hardware and software solutions that bridge the gap between utilities, aggregators, local distribution companies, and consumers. It does so by delivering to utilities an advanced load management system that provides the ability to reduce peak demand.

CCDR also provides consumers with ZigBee-enabled smart thermostats, load control switches and in-home displays, along with mobile applications and web portals to help them make informed energy consumption choices that align with the smart energy programs being offered by utilities.

PowerStream is planning on deploying Energate’s Foundation extensible Home Energy Gateway that supports utility residential demand response programs. Foundation combines an in-home display, load control, load management, automatic dynamic price response and a smart thermostat in a single unit.

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