“Combining our load response programs with Lucid’s products will help energy and facility managers, as well as sustainability teams to develop and implement proactive energy strategies that meet both environmental goals and budget requirements."
Oakland, California (PRWEB) December 13, 2011
Lucid, the pioneer provider of real-time energy monitoring and display systems for buildings, today announced an alliance with Constellation Energy (NYSE: CEG) to provide automated load response and energy use monitoring to commercial and educational facilities in the mid-Atlantic, New England, New York, Texas, California and Ontario.
The load response program offered through Constellation Energy’s retail business, Constellation NewEnergy, Inc., allows customers to apply load response revenue earned toward the installation of Lucid’s Building Dashboard® software and Constellation Energy’s VirtuWatt(TM) energy management system. Building Dashboard® facilitates energy conservation by enabling users to view energy and water use information and modify their behavior to reduce consumption. VirtuWatt(TM) works in concert with existing building automation systems to track real-time electricity usage and pricing, bid directly into demand response markets and automate load curtailment strategies.
“This load response program with Constellation Energy is designed to generate energy efficiency savings that commercial building customers can use to reinvest in monitoring, engagement and sustainability efforts within their organizations,” said Michael Murray, Lucid’s chief executive officer. “While the benefits of monitoring and occupant engagement are well known, budgetary constraints often keep organizations from fully realizing the savings potential of energy monitoring.”
“The Lucid Dashboard is another way we continue to provide products and services that help our customers manage their energy use,” said Chris Cantone, senior vice president sales of load response for Constellation Energy. “Combining our load response programs with Lucid’s products will help energy and facility managers, as well as sustainability teams to develop and implement proactive energy strategies that meet both environmental goals and budget requirements. By pairing VirtuWatt with Lucid’s Building Dashboard, users can maintain better control of their energy use and communicate those efforts with building occupants to drive engagement and further conserve.”
Constellation Energy currently manages load response programs for commercial and industrial customers in the PJM, New England, New York, ERCOT, California and Ontario regions. The company’s VirtuWatt(TM) 3.0 , which is also available as an iPhone® and iPad® app, enables customers to better monitor and manage their electricity use and maximize the financial benefits of load response programs through minute-to-minute metering, real-time pricing information, marketplace bidding capabilities and automated energy curtailment strategies. VirtuWatt’s open architecture is compatible with all major building management systems.
Lucid is currently monitoring thousands of commercial buildings across North America. Building Dashboard® allows customers to view, compare and share their building consumption information in real time on the web. With increased visibility and transparency building occupants and managers are able to change their behaviors to reduce energy use, saving money and resources.
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Lucid Design Group, Inc. -- Lucid(TM) -- (http://www.luciddesigngroup.com) is a privately held cleantech software company and a pioneer in providing real-time information feedback to teach, inspire behavior change, and save energy and water resources in buildings. Over the past seven years, Lucid's team has made resource use visible, accessible and engaging so that building occupants have the data visualization and communication tools to manage and reduce their consumption. Today, thousands of people live and work in schools, companies and organizations enhanced by Lucid's award-winning technology.
About Constellation Energy
Constellation Energy (http://www.constellation.com) is a leading competitive supplier of power, natural gas and energy products and services for homes and businesses across the continental United States. It owns a diversified fleet of generating units, totaling approximately 12,000 megawatts of generating capacity, and is a leading advocate for clean, environmentally sustainable energy sources, such as solar power and nuclear energy. The company delivers electricity and natural gas through the Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE), its regulated utility in Central Maryland. A FORTUNE 500 company headquartered in Baltimore, Constellation Energy had revenues of $14.3 billion in 2010.
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