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EnergyHub brings revolutionary new precision forecasting and asset targeting capabilities to utility demand response

EnergyHub Team

January 29, 2014

New Mercury DRMS product features give utilities more control than ever before

Brooklyn, NY – EnergyHub, an industry leader in demand response and energy efficiency products and services for energy utilities, today announced version 2.2 of its Mercury demand response management system (DRMS) with powerful new load forecasting, load shed optimization, and asset targeting features. These features provide EnergyHub’s electric utility customers with substantially more control over their load shed performance than competing solutions.

The Mercury DRMS gives utilities the power to realize the benefits of modern demand response technology. Mercury features utility-grade security and availability, and it runs on a platform that was built from the ground up for real-time massive data processing. Over 900,000 people already use the EnergyHub platform to control their largest loads.

With today’s upgrade, the Mercury DRMS adds powerful new load forecasting, load shed optimization, and asset targeting features for demand response. Using a combination of thermodynamic profiling and load disaggregation, calculated from more than 50,000 data points collected from each endpoint each month, the Mercury DRMS now provides a precise forecast of the expected power demand for connected assets. Utility operators can see the projected impact of calling a load-control event in real time, allowing them to precisely achieve the desired load shed impact.

With its enhanced asset targeting capabilities, the Mercury DRMS also allows utilities to pinpoint demand response assets across their distribution networks in a way never before possible for residential and small commercial assets. Utilities can call demand response for load on a specific feeder or substation, or even visually target load response areas from a digital map.

“We’ve spent the last six years working with utility program managers and load forecasters to understand how we could overcome the limitations of existing demand response technology,” said Seth Frader-Thompson, President of EnergyHub. “With today’s release, we’re ushering in a new era of intelligent and precise demand response. It’s like going from a pager to a smartphone.”

The Mercury DRMS is OpenADR 2.0 certified and is used by more than 20 utilities across North America. It can be deployed as part of traditional turnkey demand response programs or in conjunction with EnergyHub’s Bring Your Own Thermostat service. Bring Your Own Thermostat programs utilize smart thermostats already installed in customers’ homes by security dealers, HVAC contractors, cable and internet service providers, and consumers themselves, allowing utilities to start new demand response programs with megawatts of load already under management, instead of starting from zero. The result is a pool of demand response assets available to the utility without the need to roll a single truck or field a single technical support call.

EnergyHub President Seth Frader-Thompson will be sharing the results of some of EnergyHub’s utility programs at this week’s DistribuTECH Conference & Exhibition during Mega Session 4: “Bring Your Own Thermostat: Residential Demand Response Program Field Results” on Wednesday, January 29th from 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM. EnergyHub will also be exhibiting its products and services, including the newly upgraded Mercury DRMS, at DistribuTECH Booth #504.

About EnergyHub
EnergyHub develops software solutions that allow utilities to operate more effective demand response and energy efficiency programs than ever before. Our Mercury DRMS features utility-grade security and robustness, and it runs on a platform that was built from the ground up for real-time massive data processing. EnergyHub’s Bring Your Own Thermostat service means hundreds of thousands of homes are already at your disposal without the need to roll a single truck. EnergyHub is a subsidiary of Alarm.com, the industry-leading technology provider of connected home solutions. For more information, please visit www.energyhub.com.

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