Energate Inc.

Energate Inc.

April 18, 2008 10:40 ET

Energate Appoints John Gibson V.P. of Utility Solutions

Industry veteran to build Energate's business with electric utilities, providing innovative technology to balance the industry's needs with those of consumers

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 18, 2008) - Energate Inc. today announced that John Gibson has joined the company as vice president of utility solutions. Drawing on his experience in utility automation and emerging smart grid technologies, Mr. Gibson will work with utility companies to implement energy management solutions that let consumers and utilities manage energy use and reduce peak demand without sacrificing comfort and convenience.

"The scope of John's experience and his respect in the industry make him a welcome and valuable addition to our leadership team," said Niraj Bhargava, CEO of Energate. "With John's understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing today's utilities, he is a great asset to Energate and to our partners."

Prior to joining Energate, Mr. Gibson was a vice president of business development for the CURRENT Group based in Germantown, MD. Mr. Gibson has consulted on several utility automation projects and was a director of sales at Datamatic, Ltd, a maker of automated meter reading solutions. He has also served as a SCADA engineer at ARCO Oil and Gas Company in Texas.

"Energate is a company with a vision and the means to execute against it. With the team's experience in the HVAC, home automation and energy industries, along with our technical expertise, we can help utilities meet today's demand response targets, while empowering consumers to be more intuitively engaged in conserving energy," said Mr. Gibson. "It's an exciting time to be at Energate and to be working within the industry that will help to revolutionize how we manage and conserve energy."

Energate develops home energy management solutions that facilitate meaningful interaction between utilities and consumers to control demand and be more responsive to utility prices, grid capacity, and overall better resource management. The solutions' features and user-friendly interfaces encourage homeowners to monitor and manage their energy use.

About Energate

Energate's home energy management platform lets consumers and utilities manage energy use and reduce peak demand without sacrificing comfort and convenience. Building upon over 25 years of HVAC industry experience, Energate smart thermostats offer industry-leading equipment interface technology and comfort control algorithms. Founded in 2004, Energate's corporate offices are in Ottawa, Canada with sales offices in California and Texas, USA. Visit www.energate.ca

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