Capgemini Brings Utility Industry Green Button to Life with Candi Controls

  Capgemini Brings Utility Industry Green Button to Life with Candi Controls

Working closely with California IOUs and Application Developers on White House
                              Energy Initiative

DistribuTECH 2013

Business Wire

SAN DIEGO -- January 28, 2013

Capgemini, one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology and
outsourcing services, announced today that it has played a key design and
advisory role for the three major California utilities’ implementation of the
White House’s “Green Button” initiative, and has developed mobile and web apps
with Candi Controls to provide consumers with easy-to-understand data and
control of their household energy use.

“The Green Button provides consumers with a variety of intelligence that can
help them make better informed decisions about their energy use, and
ultimately, help them save on their energy bills,” said Dave DuCharme, vice
president, Capgemini US LLC. “The Capgemini team is excited to be at the
forefront of this exciting initiative for the Energy industry, and we look
forward to working with utilities across North America to provide this
important data that will help consumers become more energy efficient.”

Capgemini, serving as the system integrator, played a key design and advisory
role in creating the Green Button and Green Button Connect My Data tool, which
included developing requirements, gaining agreement from the three California
Investor-Owned Utilities on functionality, working closely with stakeholders
on the graphic look and feel, and coordinating with the National Institute of
Standards and Technology on data requirements and capabilities.

In addition, Capgemini worked closely with Candi Controls, on “PowerTools,” a
suite of mobile and web apps, that will help consumers analyze Green Button
data. PowerTools gives consumers a choice of mobile devices to interact from;
offers tips and actions consumers can take to conserve and reduce cost; allows
consumers to set goals and measure their impact on energy use and the
environment; provides embedded videos to help raise consumers’ awareness of
energy concepts; and offers messaging capabilities through twitter feeds,
alerts and consumer programs, which can be associated from a service territory
to a specific zip code. The PowerTools app, is now available via the iTunes
Store or Google Play for Apple and Android mobile phones and tablet devices.
PowerTools is the first app in the nation to receive the Privacy Smart seal
from TRUSTed Smart Grid, a privacy certification program by TRUSTe for
third-party sharing of smart grid data.

The two companies showcased their collaboration by demonstrating the “Green
Button Connect My Data” PowerTools app during a White House “Energy
Datapalooza” event in October, and will be demonstrating the application in
Capgemini booth #1513 at the DistribuTech conference in San Diego this week.

“We’re excited to partner with Capgemini to help California utility customers
benefit from smart grid technology,” said Steve Raschke, chief executive
officer, Candi Controls. “By bringing energy data and advice to customers’
mobile devices, PowerTools can help people identify and measure actions that
result in meaningful cost savings and a healthier environment.”

Capgemini and Candi Controls are also working together on developing Smart
Home solutions that maximize flexibility regarding business models, services
and products for the service provider – and choice for the customer. They are
collaborating on additional tools for the PowerTools suite, including electric
vehicle management, demand response, renewable integration, storage management
and home security, which will bring more value to utilities’ customers.

About Capgemini

With more than 120,000 people in 40 countries, Capgemini is one of the world's
foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services. The
Group reported 2011 global revenues of EUR 9.7 billion (approximately $13.5
billion USD). Together with its clients, Capgemini creates and delivers
business and technology solutions that fit their needs and drive the results
they want. A deeply multicultural organization, Capgemini has developed its
own way of working, the Collaborative Business Experience^TM, and draws on
Rightshore ®, its worldwide delivery model.

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About Candi Controls

Candi Controls, Inc. enables utilities, manufacturers and systems integrators
to offer their customers the widest choice of products and services for energy
management and control, at home and work. Candi’s cloud-based platform
connects enterprise data systems to mobile apps and off-the-shelf devices,
regardless of brand, price or protocol. Candi is “Cloud-Assisted Network
Device Integration.” The Candi platform supports hundreds of products from
dozens of manufacturers, and empowers a range of apps for Apple, Android and
Microsoft platforms and web browsers. Candi is used in North America, Asia and
Europe. For more information, visit


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