Industry-leading residential Demand Response and Home Energy Management pilot implemented in cooperation with the Ontario Power Authority
TORONTO, Feb. 7 /CNW/ - (TSXV: XX) Avante Logixx, Inc. (www.avantelogixx.com), manufacturers of the innovative cellular-network based Avante NRG
Smartboxx™ technology, have completed their energy management pilot in
homes across Ontario. The pilot began in September 2010 and was
commissioned by the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) to assess the impact
of this leading demand response ("DR") solution with five leading
The Avante NRG Smartboxx is designed for residential and small business
customers to understand and reduce their energy use; improve energy
efficiency; and save money by participating in time-of-use rate
programs. The Avante solution enabled the OPA to test most of their
pilot requirements for Demand Response and Home Energy Management
including remote meter reading, load control with smart plugs and
remote temperature adjustment during peak energy periods.
Avante worked closely with the OPA and Ontario Utilities - Hydro One
(Owen Sound), Toronto Hydro, Cambridge and North Dumfries Hydro,
Kitchener Wilmot Hydro, and Waterloo North Hydro - to configure and
deploy the technology with their customers. Many of these same
utilities will be deploying larger scale demand response programs in
the near future.
Avante Co-CEO, George Rossolatos, noted: "We had the opportunity to work
with dedicated individuals at each hydro company and admired their
dedication to providing affordable and effective energy management
solutions for their customers." Rossolatos continued: "We look forward
to working with the OPA and Ontario hydro companies in future
deployments of the Avante NRG Smartboxx solution."
Avante's innovative, anywhere, anytime, two-way communication and
control solution, the Smartboxx™, is unique in its use of a secure
cellular technology to link the consumer with their utility and does
not require the customer to have an existing Internet connection. This
will enable each hydro company to remotely control energy consumption
when demand is highest, while at the same time allowing each customer
to manage their electricity costs.
Emmanuel (Manny) Mounouchos, founder and Co-CEO of Toronto-based Avante
Logixx Inc., stated: "Avante was pleased to participate in this
important project for the OPA and all Ontario hydro companies. As an
Ontario-based company, working with Ontario partners, we recognize the
economic opportunity of promoting a made-in-Ontario solution for energy
management and demand response that has the potential to create
hundreds jobs." Mounouchos also noted that the Avante solution provides
home owners visibility to their energy consumption to help them manage
increasing energy costs more effectively.
About Avante Logixx Inc.Avante Logixx Inc. (TSXV: XX) is a Toronto based technology and security
company with over 14 years of experience delivering hi-tech solutions
in the wireless cellular space for the security and home automation
industry. Building on this successful business platform, Avante
manufactures and markets the innovative Avante Smartboxx™ which,
provides "anytime, anywhere" true two-way communication. The Avante
Smartboxx has been designed with the customer in mind, using a robust
cellular based communications platform to help both residential and
small commercial customers manage their energy costs.
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