CALM Energy, Inc. Chosen by RISE:NYC to Make New York City Small Businesses More Resilient to Storms

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CALM Energy, Inc. has been chosen by NYCEDC’s RISE:NYC initiative to deploy CALM Energy's Energy Watchdog product with clean distributed generation for small businesses impacted by super storm Sandy.

CALM Energy, Inc. has been selected by the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) RISE:NYC initiative to enhance the resiliency of small businesses in New York City by deploying its CALM Energy Watchdog™ product at multiple locations. Energy Watchdog™ is a smart controller that maintains ongoing awareness of building conditions, weather, and the state of the electric power supply. It uses that information to manage generators, HVAC equipment, lighting, and other building systems so as to improve energy efficiency, reduce costs, and mitigate the impact of power outages.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that CALM Energy, Inc. and 10 other organizations had been selected from a field of over 200 applicants to participate in the RISE:NYC grant whose purpose is to offer innovative resiliency-related technologies to at-risk and vulnerable small businesses in the area affected by Super Storm Sandy. "RISE: NYC is part of the City's comprehensive suite of initiatives to mitigate the effects of severe weather and climate change on New Yorkers, and all of the winning technologies will help support and strengthen small businesses across the City," said NYCEDC President Kyle Kimball. "Each of the 11 innovative winning technologies will make the City a safer, stronger and more resilient place, creating economic support and additional opportunities for New Yorkers and small businesses."

CALM Energy will deploy clean distributed generation with CALM Energy’s adaptive control system at multiple buildings, offering resiliency to the buildings where the technology is deployed. The product will also provide the opportunity for individual buildings to interact with electric utilities’ demand response programs automatically, improving the resiliency of the grid used by all New Yorkers.

Through the use of machine learning and lightweight integration with widely available off-the-shelf products, Energy Watchdog™ makes sophisticated energy management available to the operators of small and medium sized commercial buildings. “We’re excited and thankful to have been awarded the opportunity to serve Sandy-impacted small businesses by installing our smart node technology with onsite generation ” said John Johnson, CEO of CALM Energy. “We look forward to helping these small businesses in becoming more resilient and energy efficient”.

CALM Energy, Inc., a New York City based smart grid technology company, was founded in part by Columbia University’s Center for Computational Learning Systems, with the objective of commercializing machine learning based smart grid technology, and is a trusted and innovative partner to building property managers and electric utilities. In addition to Energy Watchdog™, CALM has developed and deployed analytic and predictive systems that help utilities predict impending component failure, take remedial action, and minimize cascading failures.

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