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ILS Technology and Acclaim Energy Advisors join forces to keep the lights on in Texas

Posted by IoT Now MagazineJune 7, 2012

ILS Technology has announced that Acclaim Energy Advisors has chosen its deviceWISE M2M Application Platform to support their solution to potential power shortfalls in the state of Texas.

With a booming population and temperatures rising, Texas is facing a power shortage likely to surpass that of summer 2011, which resulted in rolling brownouts throughout the state. Although many public utilities have established demand response incentives, by which customers agree to drop off the grid on needs-based request, fewer than ten percent of commercial and industrial customers currently participate.

Acclaim Energy Advisors
has developed an automated service to optimise the public and private sectors participation in demand response programmes, taking into account their usage profile and operating characteristics. The ILS Technology deviceWISE M2M Application Platform will extract data from customer devices and equipment and provide real-time information about power consumption at multiple sites across the entire power grid. Together, the companies will enable customers to optimise their power consumption while simultaneously providing the data needed by electricity providers to balance the load and avoid brownouts, blackouts and related damage to customer equipment – all with no added tax burden or increase in electricity rates for Texas residents and businesses.

“We’re extremely pleased to have been chosen by Acclaim Energy Advisors to provide our deviceWISE M2M Application Platform in cooperation with AT&T mobile network services for this important market solution,” said Fred Yentz, CEO of ILS Technology (pictured). “It is rewarding to see our solution offerings used to assist Acclaim Energy Advisors in managing the critical electrical infrastructure in Texas.”

“Texas is blessed to have a free-standing and independent power grid, as well as rich natural resources,” according to John D. Elder, president and CEO of Acclaim Energy Advisors. “Unfortunately, even these are not enough to keep up with the increased demand for electric generation. Thankfully, with the help of ILS Technology, we can monitor usage and proactively balance the load to avoid service interruption and damage to mission-critical equipment.”

The Acclaim Dynamic Load Optimization 365sm solution supported by ILS Technology’s deviceWISE M2M Application Platform will be demonstrated this week at TIA 2012: Inside the Network in Dallas. Visit the M2M Pavilion for more information.

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