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GE and Energate Inc. have entered into an integration agreement to provide joint solutions for residential demand response and home energy management to utility customers.

Under the agreement, Energate will supply its Consumer Connected Demand Response (CCDR) platform in conjunction with GE's Grid IQ Respond Solutions as a Service (SaaS) offering for GE's PowerOn Precision software platform.

The collaboration will utilize Energate's CCDR platform, with its range of hardware and software technologies, integrated with GE's Asset Control and SaaS suites. GE's demand response management software will be used to control Energate's CCDR platform and in-home technologies, which include smart communicating thermostats, home energy gateways, in-home displays, load control software and communicating power switches.

"GE is pleased to work with Energate on demand-optimization solutions for our enterprise and SaaS consumers," says Mike Carlson, general manager of software solutions for GE's Digital Energy business. "Energate's technology, experience and home energy management product portfolio, coupled with GE's grid management solutions, can help to deliver energy-efficient benefits for utilities and their residential customers."



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