Posts tagged Energy Management
MICHAEL KANELLOS: MAY 7, 2010
With Acquisition, Honeywell to Marry Demand Repsonse and Building Management
It bought Akuacom.
People have been talking about and witnessing acquisitions in the smart grid space since 2008and current events just keep building on the trend.
Today, Honeywell, one of the leaders in building management, bought Akuacom, which provides demand response services to independent service providers and building owners.
It’s an interesting combination. Honeywell and Johnson Controls are the dominant names in building management. Chances are you’re in a building right now controlled by their systems. Many, however, complain that traditional building management systems are too expensive and don’t provide dynamic More >
May 5, 2010
Global power and automation technology company ABB will acquire major software, data and advisory services provider Ventyx for more than $1 billion from Vista Equity Partners. ABB’s strategy is to combine its related network management business within the Power Systems Division, with Ventyx as a single unit for energy management software solutions. The acquisition triples the energy management software market for ABB and plants the company firmly as a leading software solutions provider for managing energy networks.
Quick Take: Whenever we talk to mid-sized Smart Grid companies these days, the executives whisper that they have received multiple tire-kicking visits from bigger companies working on a Smart Grid More >
Apr 8, 2010 11:07 AM
Mar 22, 2010
IP-based home control systems company Control4 has released its Control4® ADVANTAGE Software to help utilities maximize load management. The new software, which analyzes residential power use, will support the company’s Control4® Energy Management System (EMS 100). Read more about the new Control4 software.
Quick Take: This integration software will help utilities with a tough job — load management. But hopefully it will also lead to new applications that will make consumers eager to get involved in energy management on the homefront.
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KATHERINE TWEED 03 22 10
Control4 releases new open-source software it says is geared towards the user experience, as well as the utility’s back end.
Control4 unveiled new software today to accompany its Energy Management System 100 (EMS 100). The flash-based open platform software, called ADVANTAGE, is designed so that utilities and developers can build applications to integrate with the EMS 100.
Control4, which also builds other wireless home networking systems from audio systems to temperature control, is confident that their system will not only blend in with a utility’s back end to optimize demand response, but also engage the customer.
“We’re coming from the consumer More >
TUESDAY, MARCH 16, 2010
Grid Net, a global leader of real-time Smart Grid and Smart Home software platforms for utilities, their partners and their customers, announced the new appointment of Andres Carvallo as EVP and Chief Strategy Officer. Andres will work closely to help shape and drive the company’s product strategies, and will work with rest of the leadership team to propel the already rapid and successful establishment of Grid Net and its products and solutions into new customer engagements and markets. Andres will be responsible for the company’s branding, messaging, partnerships, marketing, commercialization, support and solutions efforts, worldwide.
Andres brings to More >
Let’s Call the Smart Grid What it Is: Disruptive!
In conjunction with CERA Week in Houston, we today released findings from a Microsoft survey of worldwide utility executives about the implementation and effects of the smart grid. The results? Disruptive!
There’s been a lot written about disruptive technologies in the past, but our survey results indicate that the implementation of the smart grid and all its components throws a wrench in the process of everyday life at utilities. And that’s not a bad thing, of course. Utilities are responding to limitations of an expensive grid infrastructure in the face of growing demand for More >