Consumer demand response and home energy management provider Energate Inc. is working with GE to supply its demand response platform for residential demand response solutions in conjunction with GE’s Grid IQ Respond Solutions as a Service (SaaS) offering for GE’s PowerOn Precision software platform.
The collaboration will use Energate’s CCDR platform, with its range of hardware and software technologies, integrated with GE’s Asset Control and SaaS suites.
GE and Energate have agreed to collaborate and to integrate their respective platforms in a combined offering to utility customers. The agreement will use GE’s demand response management software to control Energate’s CCDR platform and in-home technologies, which includes smart communicating thermostats, home energy gateways, in-home displays, load control software, and communicating power switches.
The integrated offering will enable consumers to tell their utility how they want to have their energy usage information packaged, as well as which smart technologies they prefer for efficient energy use in their homes. Utility customers will be able to select and use a range of smart technologies designed to provide consumers better control over their energy usage. Once installed, utility consumers will see energy usage displayed by electronic mediums, enabling them to monitor and make better decisions that meet their comfort and budget on the fly.
Founded in 2004, Energate is headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario with offices in California, Illinois, Texas and Toronto.