Energate Inc.

Energate Inc.

May 13, 2008 07:00 ET

Trilliant Partners with Energate for Demand Response Pilots

Trilliant chooses Energate's home energy management solutions that balance the needs of the utilities with consumer empowerment, leading to better results

OTTAWA, CANADA--(Marketwire - May 13, 2008) - Energate Inc. today announced that Trilliant Incorporated, an industry-leading provider of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) based on open standards, has been working with Energate, and its smart thermostat, on a number of Demand Response (DR) pilots that focus on the needs of both the utilities and consumers. In particular, Energate and Trilliant, in cooperation with other DR partners, have launched a unique 2008 pilot with E.ON US to measure how consumer-centric DR solutions can have a positive effect on energy usage. This represents a pioneering use of 2-way RF (radio frequency) mesh network communications combined with next generation in-home energy management technology, supporting both metering and DR on the same platform.

"In developing their smart thermostats, the Energate team has taken consumers into account, providing features and information that empower them to manage their energy use more effectively. This approach is incredibly valuable for driving high customer satisfaction," said Geoff Williamson, Chief Marketing Officer at Trilliant. "From a technical perspective, their heritage and expertise provide peace of mind to both Trilliant and our customers."

Building on its vast experience in the HVAC industry, the Energate team has developed home energy management solutions that balance the needs of utilities with those of consumers. Its smart thermostats integrate with Trilliant's SecureMesh(TM) Intelligent Communications platform supporting DR and load shedding applications supporting time-of-use (TOU) rates, critical peak pricing (CPP) and consumer messaging.

From a homeowner's perspective, Energate delivers consumer empowerment through support of overrides, the use of plain language, multi-lingual interfaces and context-sensitive help screens allowing consumers to understand and control where energy is being used, at what cost, and how it can be reduced. And once configured, Energate's advanced climate control algorithms ensure comfort is maintained consistently and efficiently.

"Through its AMI solutions and services, Trilliant has emerged as a clear leader in helping utilities improve operational efficiencies and grid reliability," said Niraj Bhargava, CEO of Energate. "As Trilliant's partner in Demand Response programs, we are excited by the opportunity to help utilities and consumers work together to more wisely manage our limited energy resources."

About Trilliant

Trilliant is an industry-leading provider of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), demand response, and grid management solutions in addition to installation, program management and meter revenue cycle services. With more than 20-years experience delivering meter communications solutions, the company is focused on enabling choice for utilities from meter, network and IT infrastructures to full or hybrid outsource models involving metering services, submetering, AMI system management and data management services. Trilliant has more than 100 utility customers including Duke Energy, E.ON US (Louisville Gas & Electric), Hydro One, Hydro Quebec, Milton Hydro, Northeast Utilities, OneOK, PowerStream, Public Service Electric & Gas, San Diego Gas & Electric, Toronto Hydro Electric System Ltd., and Union Gas. The company is privately owned. For more information: www.trilliantinc.com.

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 Texas and California, USA. Visit http://www.energateinc.com

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