Accenture taps Control4 for $30MM AMI pilot in Singapore

Source: Control4

Control4, a leader in affordable IP-based home control systems, announced its involvement in a three-year, $30 million AMI pilot funded by the government of Singapore and Singapore Power. The Intelligent Energy System (IES) pilot will launch this year in 4,500 residential, commercial and industrial locations and will continue through 2013. Singapore's Energy Market Authority (EMA) appointed Accenture to design and implement the project.

Accenture selected Control4 for its ability to provide in-home devices that enable two-way communication with the Smart Grid. In addition to Control4, other selected partners include ST Electronics (Info-Comm Systems), Oracle, Hewlett Packard, Power Automation, and Greenwave. The pilot will be divided into two phases. The first phase, lasting through 2012, will focus on installing smart meters and communication networks with involvement from Singapore’s broadband network. The second phase, beginning in 2012 and lasting through 2013, will concentrate on the best use of consumer power consumption.

“Accenture’s vision for Singapore’s Intelligent Energy System includes empowering the consumer with information and control, a fundamental philosophy that influenced our product design and development,” said Richard Walker, President of Control4’s Energy business unit. “We’re pleased to be partnering with a leader in the AMI space to deploy our energy management solutions in such a high growth market.”

“We see the international opportunity in being involved in Accenture’s Intelligent Energy System pilot in Singapore and continue to seek the best energy management partners worldwide,” added Walker.

The IES pilot project and the latest trends in smart grid technologies will be showcased at Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW) 2010, to be held from October 27 to November 4, 2010. Building on the theme “Fuelling the Smart Energy Economy,” SIEW 2010 will bring together more than 10,000 energy professionals and policy makers to exchange ideas and best practices in shaping the country's energy future.

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