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Digi Extended Grid Overview
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A Smarter Grid: The Extended Grid

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The Extended Grid builds upon the capabilities of today’s Smart Grid initiatives, providing a platform where the end users of utility resources can be actively engaged with the utility producers to conserve energy, save money and maximize the ROI for a Smart Grid investment.

The Extended Grid is available today and offers:

  • Real-time access to precise energy usage information
  • Real-time control of energy consuming devices
  • An ability to support all these devices once they are installed
  • An ability to quickly deploy a pilot, yet scale to millions of users
  • An ability to accomplish all of this without impacting the operational performance of the utility’s AMR or AMI network
  • Near real-time energy management using Digi's Smartlee® app
  • Remote control of Smart Energy thermostats and other devices

With Digi Extended Grid offerings, Digi is focused on making the Extended Grid a reality by enabling utilities and energy service providers to enhance the capabilities of their Smart Grid investments, while providing an easy, open on-ramp to fully engage customers in real-time energy efficiency decisions.

Benefits for Utilities and Consumers

Digi Extended Grid offerings and partners provide utilities with the tools needed to meet the growing demand for energy:

  • Demand response
  • Demand shifting
  • Support for distributed power production
  • Support for variable pricing programs
  • Quick to deploy pilot programs

With Digi Extended Grid offerings, consumers now have the tools to realize real energy savings:

  • Energy efficiency and conservation
  • Reduced energy expense
  • Remote control & home automation

Digi can also recommend best-of-breed partners who are supported on Device Cloud to add applications and devices that extend your Smart Grid and Home Area Network.

Partner applications available:

  • Demand response
  • Energy efficiency
  • Energy management systems
  • Enterprise applications
  • Smart Grid solution providers

Partner devices available:

  • Meters
  • Thermostats (PCTs)
  • Load controllers
  • Appliances
  • Electric vehicle charging solutions
  • Renewable energy management
  • Etc.

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Application and Solution Integrators

"By establishing an IP-based demand response solution using Device Cloud, we enable utilities to easily deploy demand response so they can improve system management and deliver innovative services to their consumers."

Tom Pitstick, Cooper Power Systems

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