ecobee to participate in Ontario smart grid plan

Markham, Ontario, Canada, July 6, 2012 — Ontario is building a smart electricity grid that will give families and businesses more control over how and when they use electricity by allowing consumers to control appliances and lights in their homes from anywhere at anytime.

Energy solutions company, ecobee, will receive $478,950 in provincial funding to develop the Commercial Energy Management System in collaboration with Direct Energy Markham, creating 5 direct and 2 indirect jobs.

The project includes deployment of devices in 300 small-medium sized commercial buildings to demonstrate energy and operational savings that can be achieved using a web enabled energy management system.

A smarter grid is better able to detect, prevent and restore outages, gives families and businesses more tools to manage their power use, and further reduces greenhouse gas emissions by making it easier to connect energy from renewable energy to the grid.

Building a smart grid is an important part of the McGuinty government's plan to modernize Ontario's electricity infrastructure, clean up the air we breathe and keep the lights on in homes and businesses across the province.

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