AutoGrid Systems, a leader in Big Data analytics for the electricity and energy industry, and Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, announced a partnership today to bring demand response and Big Data analytics services to utilities, service providers and consumers in North America.
Under the partnership, Schneider Electric will integrate AutoGrid’s Energy Data Platform (EDP), a cloud-based Big Data platform for managing and optimizing the electricity grid, into its Wiser™ home management system, a comprehensive solution that connects utilities and consumers, enabling homeowners to better control energy consumption. Wiser Powered by AutoGrid will allow utilities to reduce peak power, curb emissions, and improve energy productivity to effectively utilize more of the electricity that is generated on the grid by enabling users to have a closer connection to their energy information.
Schneider Electric will also resell AutoGrid’s Demand Response Optimization and Management System (DROMS), a cloud-based demand response service, to utilities and energy service providers in North America.
« Demand response technologies provide utilities with a wealth of new capabilities — controlling peak power is just the start. The Wiser home management system is also enabling utilities to empower homeowners by giving them easy access to their energy usage, » said Yann Kulp, Vice President, Strategy & Business Development, Schneider Electric. « By collaborating with AutoGrid, we will be able to reduce the cost and complexity of implementing these systems and introduce these capabilities to a wider spectrum of customers and end-consumers. »