GridPoint and ecobee Partner to Expand Smart Device
Choice and Flexibility to Utilities and Consumers
GridPoint to Support ecobee’s Award-winning Smart Thermostat
TAMPA, FLA – March 23, 2010 − GridPoint, Inc., an established leader in smart energy solutions, and ecobee, the award-winning green technology company, today announced at DistribuTECH that they are partnering to offer utilities and consumers more choice and flexibility to access best-in-breed smart devices. GridPoint’s home energy management solution will support ecobee’s Smart Thermostat, featuring an easy-to-read full-color LCD touch screen and advanced options for simple programming.
GridPoint’s home energy management solution, a comprehensive offering that provides the foundation for an interactive, ongoing relationship between utilities and consumers, allows for the rapid, easy integration of third-party devices – including smart thermostats, in-home displays, energy dashboards and smart plugs – into utility smart grid and energy efficiency programs. This solution provides utilities with greater device control for optimal load management capabilities, while at the same time increasing customer satisfaction and interoperability between and among technology utilized within the smart grid. The result is a meaningful energy management solution that encourages repeated consumer use.
“This partnership reflects our commitment to delivering a great consumer experience. ecobee is committed to providing solutions that will allow utilities to be more responsive to customers’ needs for energy usage and pricing information, tailored energy options and greater individual customer awareness and control,” said Stuart Lombard, ecobee President and CEO. “We are pleased to partner with GridPoint to deliver a vision of providing innovative strategies for conservation, energy efficiency and to facilitate the growth of the smart grid.”
The ecobee solution provides more than a Demand Response Thermostat or In Home Energy Display. ecobee enables utilities to deploy projects that will provide customers greater control and choice of how and when they consume their energy while allowing the utility to successfully manage demand response programs to create environmental benefits. ecobee also provides utilities with a future proof platform, rapid innovation, a lower long term cost of ownership, a standards compliant platform and a best-of-breed solution. ecobee products can be controlled through an easy to use web portal as well as an iPhone and iPod touch app.
“Utilities are helping their customers understand and manage their energy consumption by utilizing the growing number of energy monitoring and management devices available to consumers,” said Michael T. Donohue, Utility Division, GridPoint. “Our solution offers customers the flexibility to link to the devices that help them understand and control their energy consumption, and we see ecobee’s Smart Thermostat as one of those devices.”
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To learn more, visit ecobee at Booth 2604 and GridPoint at Booth 1945 on the exhibition floor.
ecobee was founded in 2007 to deliver intelligent conservation solutions for real people. The company is building its product platform around The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™. ecobee’s products are being sold for use in single family homes (both new and retrofitted), multi-family dwellings and light commercial properties. In its short life, ecobee has already received several prestigious national awards and honors. For more information, please visit http://www.ecobee.com.
GridPoint, Inc., an established leader in smart grid software and services, enables energy producers and consumers to manage the transformation to a smart grid. The company’s software applications integrate, aggregate and manage distributed sources of load, storage and generation. Utilities use GridPoint’s solutions to efficiently balance supply and demand, improve grid reliability and empower consumers with user-friendly software to manage energy consumption. Enterprise customers use GridPoint’s intelligent energy management and revenue-grade sub-metering systems to increase their facilities’ efficiency. GridPoint’s innovative portal connects residential and enterprise customers to the smart grid – providing them with energy information and engaging them in a variety of utility programs, including demand response, solar, storage, submetering or even smart charging programs for plug-in vehicles. With GridPoint’s interoperable platform, utility and enterprise customers realize the benefits of energy intelligence. The result is a practical path to developing a clean, efficient 21st century grid. On the Net: www.gridpoint.com
Suzanne Lauer, GridPoint, 703.862.3137 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Jessica Dolmer, ecobee, 416-987-1024 or email@example.com