Energate Inc.

Energate Inc.

December 10, 2009 07:00 ET

Energate Brings Energy Solutions to India

Ontario Trade Mission Discussions Lead to Collaboration With India's Large Energy Utilities

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 10, 2009) - Energate (www.energateinc.com) today said it will collaborate with a number of India's large energy utilities with its Consumer Connected Demand Response(TM) (CCDR) solution, to help close the widening gap between supply and demand of energy resources. Energate CEO Niraj Bhargava is part of the clean technology trade delegation currently in India, being led by Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty.

India energy industry is characterized by a large and growing unmet demand. In 2007-08 demand outstripped supply by 16.6 percent and the gap continues to widen. Rolling blackouts and hours of power outages on many days are necessitating the use of backup diesel generators, which introduces another set of environmental issues.

"India recently introduced a national plan to fight climate change, focusing on clean, renewable energy sources and increased energy efficiency," said Premier Dalton McGuinty. "Ontario's leading Cleantech companies like Energate have the knowhow to implement sustainable solutions in North America, and in fast-growing regions like India."

Energate is widely regarded as a leading provider of demand response and home energy management solutions for utilities and their consumers. Its products are being used in several smart grid and energy management programs throughout North America.

"India's economy is one of the fastest growing in the world. But with its growth comes a widening deficit of energy," said Bhargava. "In North America, Energate is helping utilities and consumers find a balance between demand and supply. Now through this trade mission we are able to extend our reach. India's challenges are significant and our technology can assist on their goals of energy accessibility and environmental responsibility."

About Energate

Energate is a leading provider of home energy management solutions including communicating smart thermostats, switches and consumer energy displays. The Consumer Connected Demand Response (CCDR) solution allows utilities to immediately address home energy demand challenges and empowers consumers to more effectively manage their energy use. Energate products seamlessly connect to smart grids to deal with supply and demand challenges, the increased use of renewables and dynamic rate structures. Founded in 2004, Energate's offices are in Ottawa, New York and California. Visit www.energateinc.com

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