GE and Energate collaborate to address residential demand-response and home energy management



Energate, a leading provider of consumer demand-response and home energy management solutions, announced it is working with GE to supply its Consumer Connected Demand Response(TM) (CCDR) platform for residential demand response solutions in conjunction with GE's Grid IQ(TM) Respond Solutions as a Service (SaaS) offering for GE's PowerOn(TM) Precision software platform. The collaboration will utilize 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. "GE is pleased to work with Energate on demand-optimization solutions for our enterprise and SaaS consumers," said Mike Carlson, general manager-Software Solutions for GE's Digital Energy business. "Energate's technology, experience and home energy management product portfolio, coupled with GE's grid management solutions, can help to deliver energy-efficient benefits for utilities and their residential customers." 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. "Energate is pleased to work with GE and excited that our teams have worked effectively for the seamless integration of our respective platforms - a powerful combination," adds Niraj Bhargava, CEO of Energate. "Further, GE's agreement with Energate continues our momentum for providing leading, interoperable solution sets to the consumer demand response market." GE Energate