Source Echelon. Echelon Corporation announced it has entered an agreement with ITOCHU Corporation of Japan to be an authorized distributor and partner. ITOCHU, one of the leading trading companies in the world with approximately 150 locations in 74 countries, engages in trading for products ranging from energy and solar, to aerospace, electronics and chemicals. Echelon and ITOCHU plan to jointly develop and sell solutions for the emerging global smart grid market, with a focus on enterprise energy management, street lighting, and renewable energy.
“Conservation of energy and development of renewable energy sources are ITOCHU’s focal business areas. » Continue reading
Source Honeywell. Honeywell announced it received a two-year extension to its contract with CPS Energy, managing installation and support services for the utility’s Peak Saver demand response program. The program — available to residential, multi-family, and small commercial customers in the San Antonio, Texas, area — helps decrease electricity use when demand on the grid and production costs are at their highest. CPS Energy is able to stabilize fuel costs by reducing the need for additional power plants. In addition, participating homeowners receive a Honeywell UtilityPRO(R) touchscreen programmable thermostat, which can cut day- to-day energy costs up to 10 percent or more. » Continue reading
Source Echelon. Echelon Corporation and Serious Materials today announced that they are collaborating to deliver the Echelon Building Energy Management solution, a new energy-saving offering for commercial, government and education facilities. The intelligent energy solution leverages Serious Materials’ software-as-a-service (SaaS) energy efficiency platform, SeriousEnergy Manager. Easy to deploy and manage, early adopters of the solution are saving 20 percent or more on their building energy bills. The Building Energy Management solution will be available through Echelon’s Solution Partner channel at the end of the Q1, 2011. » Continue reading