Energate Partners With Sensus for Interoperability

Energate Partners With Sensus for Interoperability

PowerStream Scheduled to be First Utility to Install Energate's Consumer
Connected Demand Response(TM) Platform Operating Over Sensus AMI

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 28, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DISTRIBUTECH -- Energate Inc., a
leading, innovative provider of residential demand response (DR) for utilities
and home energy management solutions for their customers, today announced its
Consumer Connected Demand Response™ (CCDR) Platform for a two-way residential
demand response solution has been qualified to operate over Sensus'
FlexNet™Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) technology.Additional
Energate products that are qualified for FlexNet include in-home devices such
as Energate's Foundation™ Smart Thermostat and Home Energy Gateway, along with
Energate Load Switches and In-Home Displays.Each of these Energate products
qualify for funding as part of the Ontario Power Authority's (OPA's) peaksaver
PLUS program.PowerStream, the second largest municipally-owned local
distribution company in Ontario delivering power to more than 335,000
customers, is scheduled to be the first utility to install CCDR over FlexNet
early this year. [NOTE: Energate will exhibit this week at DistribuTECH
2013 in Booth 837.]

PowerStream will be leveraging Energate's home energy management and demand
response solution to deliver OPA's peaksaver PLUS program to residential
customers as a means of reducing energy consumption during periods of peak
demand over its existing FlexNet investment.This two-way demand response
solution will provide PowerStream with Energate's load management system, and
gives consumers convenient control over their energy usage through real-time
in-home information and price responsive load management.

Energate's CCDR is a comprehensive suite of hardware and software solutions
that bridge the gap between utilities, aggregators, local distribution
companies, and consumers.It does so by delivering to utilities an advanced
load management system that provides the ability to reduce peak demand.CCDR
also provides consumers with ZigBee-enabled smart thermostats, load control
switches and in-home displays, along with mobile applications and web portals
to help them make informed energy consumption choices that align with the
smart energy programs being offered by utilities.

"Energate's CCDR interoperability with our FlexNet utility communications
network provides utilities and consumers with a powerful energy management
solution," said Matt Ferguson, director of marketing at Sensus."This level of
interoperability with Energate is yet another example of Sensus technology
providing the flexibility that utilities need to communicate with their
customers' home area networks."

PowerStream is planning on deploying Energate's Foundation the industry's
first extensible Home Energy Gateway that supports utility residential demand
response programs.Foundation combines an in-home display, load control, load
management, automatic dynamic price response and an industry leading smart
thermostat in a simple, single unit with multi–radio capability.These
combined capabilities provide information, insights, and control to monitor
and manage all of a home's energy usage.

"We are pleased PowerStream will be our first customer to install Energate's
CCDR platform over Sensus' FlexNet AMI.This is another important validation
of our leadership role in helping utilities, aggregators and local
distribution companies address peak energy use now and in the future," said
Niraj Bhargava, Energate's co-founder and Chief Executive Officer."By working
seamlessly between their Sensus AMI and Energate's CCDR platform,
PowerStream's demand response initiative will become an excellent showcase for
other utilities across North America."

About Energate

Energate (www.energateinc.com) is a leading provider of demand response and
home energy management solutions including software, wireless communications,
gateways, smart thermostats, switches and consumer energy displays.The
Consumer Connected Demand Response (CCDR™) solution allows utilities to
immediately address residential energy demand and empowers consumers to more
effectively manage their energy use.Energate products seamlessly connect to
the Smart Grid to deal with supply and demand challenges, the increased use of
renewables and dynamic rate structures.Founded in 2004, Energate is
headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario with offices in California, Illinois, Texas
and Toronto.

CONTACT: Kevin Gallagher
         Gallagher Group Communications
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