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Avante Logixx completes Demand Response pilot in Ontario
February 7, 2011
Industry-leading residential Demand Response and Home Energy Management pilot implemented in cooperation with the Ontario Power Authority
Toronto, Ontario — January 31, 2011 — (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 Ontario Utilities.
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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