Constellation and Novar Energy Management Technology Gives Retailers Nationwide Access to Automated Load Response

  Constellation and Novar Energy Management Technology Gives Retailers
  Nationwide Access to Automated Load Response

 Constellation’s VirtuWatt™ Link paired with Novar’s Opus Building Automation
 System and metering for expanded load response participation and multi-site
                               load curtailment

Business Wire

BALTIMORE -- March 11, 2013

Constellation, a business unit of Exelon, today announced that Constellation’s
VirtuWatt™ Link web services application is now available with the Opus
Building Automation System (BAS) by Novar, a Honeywell business unit and
leading provider of multi-site energy management solutions.

The combined solution gives retailers the ability to automate and expand load
response participation across multiple sites and regions through real-time
electricity pricing, centralized management of building control systems and
revenue-grade metering capabilities for programs requiring quick response
times. Novar retail customers who participate in Constellation load response
programs also have the option of applying the revenue they earn for controls
and metering upgrades at additional locations.

“Retailers face unique challenges when it comes to managing energy use for
distributed sites,” said Gary Fromer, senior vice president, energy management
programs, Constellation. “This offering allows retailers to incorporate load
response as part of an enterprise-level energy management strategy without
incurring a large, upfront capital expense or compromising business

Constellation’s VirtuWatt Link web service facilitates automated load response
participation by connecting with a building’s existing controls
infrastructure. The application provides access to real-time price signals and
grid information, load response event notification and meter usage data.
Together with Novar’s Opus BAS and meter, VirtuWatt Link allows retailers to
achieve the response times and level of automation performance necessary to
participate in capacity, energy or quick-response economic load response
programs nationwide.

“As a leader in multi-site control, monitoring and energy management, Novar is
committed to finding new ways of helping our customers meet their energy
budget, efficiency and sustainability goals,” said Dean Lindstrom, president
of Novar. “With Constellation, Novar customers have access to an off-the-shelf
solution for load response participation with the standardization and
automation necessary to better manage their overall energy use. We can also
help customers prioritize the implementation process by comparing which load
response programs have the highest returns against which stores have the most
costly energy footprint.”

Novar’s Opus Building Automation System helps national account operators with
hundreds or thousands of facilities by providing a way of monitoring,
controlling and managing how energy is consumed across their portfolio of
sites – whether they are self-managing from their own corporate headquarters,
or engaging Novar to manage them from the Novar Operations Center (NOC).
Customers use Opus to simultaneously manage heating, ventilation, air
conditioning, lighting and refrigeration control, enforce corporate standards,
and take advantage of financial incentives offered as part of Smart Grid
utility programs that require the business to reduce electricity consumption
on demand.

VirtuWatt Link is an extension of Constellation's VirtuWatt™ energy management
platform. VirtuWatt Link can be integrated to any energy management or
controls system that utilizes web services. Its architecture is designed to
seamlessly handle demand response market signals and energy data from
utilities and independent system operators, and is built to accommodate
developing demand response protocol standards, such as OpenADR 2.0.
Constellation commercial customers interested in more information may contact

About Constellation

The Constellation family of retail electricity and natural gas suppliers
(, are subsidiaries of Exelon Corp., and are leading
competitive retail suppliers of power, natural gas and energy products and
services for homes and businesses across the continentalUnited
States.Constellation’s retail businesses serve more than 100,000 business and
public sector customers, including more than two-thirds of the Fortune 100,
and nearly one million residential customers.

Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC) is the nation’s leading competitive energy
provider, with 2012 revenues of approximately $23.5 billion. Headquartered in
Chicago, Exelon has operations and business activities in 47 states, the
District of Columbia and Canada. Exelon is one of the largest competitive U.S.
power generators, with approximately 35,000 megawatts of owned capacity
comprising one of the nation’s cleanest and lowest-cost power generation
fleets. The company’s Constellation business unit provides energy products and
services to approximately 100,000 business and public sector customers and
approximately 1 million residential customers. Exelon’s utilities deliver
electricity and natural gas to more than 6.6 million customers in central
Maryland (BGE), northern Illinois (ComEd) and southeastern Pennsylvania


Kelly Biemer, 410-470-9700
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