Energate Inc. today announced that Trilliant Incorporated, an industry-leading provider of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) based on open standards, has been working with Energate, and its smart thermostat, on a number of Demand Response (DR) pilots that focus on the needs of both the utilities and consumers. In particular, Energate and Trilliant, in cooperation with other DR partners, have launched a unique 2008 pilot with E.ON US to measure how consumer-centric DR solutions can have a positive effect on energy usage. This represents a pioneering use of 2-way RF (radio frequency) mesh network communications combined with next generation in-home energy management technology, supporting both metering and demand response on the same platform.
Building on its vast experience in the HVAC industry, the Energate team has developed home energy management solutions that balance the needs of utilities with those of consumers. Its smart thermostats integrate with Trilliant’s SecureMesh™ Intelligent Communications platform supporting Demand Response and load shedding applications supporting time-of-use (TOU) rates, critical peak pricing (CPP) and consumer messaging.
From a homeowner’s perspective, Energate delivers consumer empowerment through support of overrides, the use of plain language, multi-lingual interfaces and context-sensitive help screens allowing consumers to understand and control where energy is being used, at what cost, and how it can be reduced. And once configured, Energate’s advanced climate control algorithms ensure comfort is maintained consistently and efficiently.
“Through its AMI solutions and services, Trilliant has emerged as a clear leader in helping utilities improve operational efficiencies and grid reliability,” said Niraj Bhargava, CEO of Energate. “As Trilliant’s partner in Demand Response programs, we are excited by the opportunity to help utilities and consumers work together to more wisely manage our limited energy resources.”
Energate’s home energy management platform lets consumers and utilities manage energy use and reduce peak demand without sacrificing comfort and convenience. Building upon over 25 years of HVAC industry experience, Energate smart thermostats offer industry-leading equipment interface technology and comfort control algorithms. Founded in 2004, Energate’s corporate offices are in Ottawa, Canada with sales offices in Texas and California, USA. For more information: www.energateinc.com.