20 Jan '12, 7pm

Energate Launches Broadband Smart Grid-to-Home Connection - Greentech Media (blog)

Energate Launches Broadband Smart Grid-to-Home Connection - Greentech Media (blog)

Energate has hit the trifecta in smart grid-to-home energy connectivity: smart meters, old-school one-way radio networks, and now, broadband to the home. On Friday, the Ottawa-based startup announced it was working on a demand response rollout -- not a pilot, but a commercial rollout -- with utilities in Canada’s Ontario province, with the city of Peterborough (pop. 74,898) as a first client. It's the first mass DR rollout that uses homeowners’ existing broadband internet connections, rather than radios, pagers or smart meters, to connect to devices in the home that can help manage province-wide peak loads. Energate is providing devices like smart thermostats, load control switches for water heaters and pool pumps, and home displays to track energy use in partnership with Rodan Energy , the province's biggest demand response aggregator. It's also providing its Consumer Con...

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