|[February 06, 2013]
National Grid Selects CEIVA Energy for Smart Grid Pilot Program in Worcester, MA
BURBANK, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Energy, developers of the CEIVA
HomeviewTM Energy Display and Entryway
will participate in National
Grid's Worcester, MA smart grid pilot program.
The CEIVA Homeview Energy Display is the interactive device that will
allow customers to instantly view home energy usage along with pictures
of friends and family. Displaying instant energy information in context
with constantly updating personal photos puts energy awareness into the
lives of consumers in a way that has never been possible before,
empowering consumers to take control of their usage habits. Deployment
of the CEIVA Homeview Energy Display is made easy with CEIVA Entryway.
CEIVA Entryway allows utilities to activate the Home Area Network,
including provisioning HAN devices, creating groups of customers and
meters, creating message profiles and templates, and monitoring response
National Grid's smart grid pilot, which was developed in partnership
with customers, the city of Worcester and other key parties, is designed
to provide 15,000 participating customers a new level of choice and
control over their energy use through advanced technology, with the
goals of empowering customers to save energy, increasing electric
service reliability and improving response to power outages.
The CEIVA Homeview Energy Display will be installed in a portion of
National Grid customers' homes who are participating in the pilot. The
CEIVA Homeview Energy Display will providethose customers with instant
information about their home's electric consumption. It will also enable
National Grid to further engage with its customers by sending them
useful energy saving tips and local community information. Additionally,
customers will be able to use CEIVA's popular connected PicturePlan
services to receive and share pictures.
"By participating in National Grid's pilot program, we will be able to
deliver actionable electricity data to customers in an effortless and
appealing way, enabling them to shift their energy use and save on their
bills," said Dean Schiller, founder and CEO of CEIVA Energy. "This
further demonstrates how CEIVA Energy can integrate with all smart meter
vendors," added Schiller, "and why it is a good fit as an energy
management and consumer engagement solution for all utility providers
deploying smart grid programs."
"We are excited to have CEIVA Energy on board as we move forward in
delivering exceptional benefits for customers as part of the pilot,"
said Cheri Warren, vice president, Asset Management for National Grid.
"CEIVA Energy's expertise and participation will help facilitate in-home
solutions for pilot participants."
As part of the pilot, National Grid will continue to focus on proactive
customer and community engagement that allows for customer interaction
and education - a key difference that sets this pilot apart from other
smart grid programs across the country.
About CEIVA Energy
CEIVA Energy is a subsidiary of Burbank-based CEIVA Logic, inventors of
the connected photo display. CEIVA Energy's flagship product, the CEIVA
Homeview, connects consumers with their homes by delivering energy, gas
and water data alongside personal photos. The launch of Entryway
provides utilities a complete toolkit for deploying smart meter
technology and engaging their customers on a large scale. For more
information about CEIVA Energy, please visit: http://ceivaenergy.com/
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About National Grid
National Grid (LSE:NG) (NYSE:NGG) is an electricity and gas company that
connects consumers to energy sources through its networks. The company
is at the heart of one of the greatest challenges facing our society -
to create new, sustainable energy solutions for the future and
developing an energy system that underpins economic prosperity in the
21st century. National Grid holds a vital position at the center of the
energy system and it 'joins everything up'.
In the northeast US, we connect more than seven million gas and electric
customers to vital energy sources, essential for our modern lifestyles.
In Great Britain, we run the gas and electricity systems that our
society is built on, delivering gas and electricity across the country.
National Grid delivers electricity to more than 3 million customers in
Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island. It manages the electricity
network on Long Island under an agreement with the Long Island Power
Authority (LIPA), and owns over 4,000 megawatts of contracted
electricity generation, providing power to over one million LIPA
customers. It is the largest distributor of natural gas in northeastern
U.S., serving more than 3 million customers in New York, Massachusetts
and Rhode Island.
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