Consumer Engagement for the Smart Grid (CESG)

Consumer Engagement for the Smart Grid (CESG)

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As Ontario’s power grid becomes smarter, many Local Distribution Companies (LDCs) are looking for ways to incentivise residential customers to reduce energy consumption.

Ottawa-based energy solutions company, Energate, has developed an end-to-end solution that allows consumers to take control of their energy consumption while helping utilities improve performance.

The company’s Consumer Connected Demand Response (CCDR) platform includes mobile apps, web portals, smart thermostats, wired load switches, and smart plugs that all leverage two-way connectivity.
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With the support of Ontario’s Ministry of Energy, and funded in part by Ontario’s Smart Grid Fund, six Ontario LDCs partnered with Energate to deploy their solution into 733 homes across the province.

The 36-month project then measured consumer engagement with the new Smart Grid technologies over a variety of communication paths: pager, broadband, and Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI).

Since then, over ten Ontario LDCs have adopted Energate’s solution and active projects are currently taking place in Texas, Chicago, and California.

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