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OpenADR for the Masses with REGEN Energy’s EnviroGrid
Toronto, Canada, May 23, 2011- REGEN
Energy™ announces the availability of its OpenADR (Open Automated
Demand Response) solution for summer 2011. This solution breaks down
technology barriers so that every commercial and industrial facility
can benefit from OpenADR programs and incentives. REGEN’s simple
wireless EnviroGrid™ demand management technology enables building
owners to participate in OpenADR, whether directly with a utility or
through a load aggregator, at a fraction of the cost and complexity
compared to an Energy Management System (EMS). Most facilities can be
installed and commissioned within one day by any HVAC technician or
electrician, making EnviroGrid one of the fastest deployment solutions
available today. EnviroGrid requires no intervention on the part of the
customer, and qualifies for utility incentives that trim financial
payback into months, not years.
OpenADR standard, already in use by many of California’s largest
utilities, allows customers to receive Automatic Demand Response
signals to control building equipment such as air-conditioning and
lighting, which can represent over 50% of total building electrical
load. Customers are eligible for tremendous utility incentives if they
participate via OpenADR.
now, the only way that commercial and industrial customers could
convert those OpenADR signals into action was if they installed and
customized an EMS. This presented an obstacle for the majority of
building operators, given the cost and complexity involved in
installing and managing an EMS - let alone the costs to customize load
limiting strategies for each building. Department of Energy surveys
indicate that 75% of buildings do not have an EMS, restricting adoption
of OpenADR to a small segment of the market.
employs REGEN’s patented wireless swarm logic controllers to distribute
a Demand Response event’s curtailment across loads and across time as
smoothly as possible, providing substantially better occupant comfort
compared to conventional temperature setback or load limiting
techniques. EnviroGrid also provides consumption reduction and peak
demand reduction benefits well beyond DR events, generating energy
efficiency savings for customers year-round. “Even buildings with an
EMS can profit from the use of REGEN’s system, as EnviroGrid can be
integrated with existing control systems to provide additional benefits
in conjunction with OpenADR connectivity,” says Tim Angus, CEO of REGEN
simplifies not only the equipment required to participate in OpenADR,
but also the process by which a customer can engage a utility – whether
one chooses to enter into a third-party aggregator contract, or enroll
directly with the utility under the many attractive DR programs offered
ABOUT REGEN ENERGY REGEN provides industry-leading solutions for demand management and demand response using a patented approach that is affordable, easy to use, and maintains occupant comfort. Today REGEN works with a network of resellers to deliver their EnviroGrid™ technology across North America.
For more information about EnviroGrid™, please send email to info@REGENenergy.com or visit our website at www.REGENenergy.com.
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