Intwine Energy Demonstrates Multiple Device Interoperability at Wi-Fi Smart Energy Forum

Intwine Energy, a leader in the development of Internet connected smart-grid products for both utilities and retail customers, today announced the Intwine Energy Wi-Fi Connected Thermostat, and Power Strip have demonstrated interoperability with three energy service interfaces (ESIs) while at the Wi-Fi Smart Energy Forum hosted by the Wi-Fi Alliance®.

Intwine, a Wi-Fi Alliance member and one of the first companies to introduce Wi-Fi connected smart energy products to market, has developed 100% of the SEP 2.0 (smart energy profile) code used in its products that have proven seamless communication with the three ESIs at the Wi-Fi Smart Energy Forum. The value of using a standards-based approach through the integration of SEP 2.0 and Wi-Fi enables utilities to seamlessly connect and manage various smart energy devices.

During the demo a third party ESI initiates a demand respond event command for a temperature setback on the thermostat and a load shed signal to the power strip. The thermostat display then shows a reduced power meter reading. Once the event ends, the thermostats and power strips resume their original positions.

“We have developed an end- to-end solution from the smart energy devices to the applications on our servers that offer seamless interoperability. Being one of the first companies to offer a variety of solutions for both utilities and retail customers enables us a unique opportunity to address this growing market potential,” said Dave Martin, CEO, Intwine Energy.

“We congratulate Intwine Energy on their participation in the Wi-Fi Smart Energy Forum SEP 2.0 Demonstration event,” said Wi-Fi Alliance Technical Director Greg Ennis. “As Wi-Fi continues its momentum in smart energy applications, this demonstration, including the Intwine Energy Thermostat and Power Strip, is a testament to the industry’s readiness for commercial deployment and the technology’s suitability a wide range of smart energy implementations.”

Wi-Fi® Smart Energy Forum

The Wi-Fi Smart Energy Forum, underway this week at the Hyatt Regency Chicago O’Hare and hosted by the Wi-Fi Alliance®, included the first large-scale interoperable demonstration of Wi-Fi SEP 2.0 implementations. In addition, speakers and panel discussions from across the industry have addressed topics ranging from Home Network Architecture to Neighborhood Networks and Advanced Metering Infrastructure, to Utility Perspectives and Industrial Applications. Dr. George Arnold from U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) delivered a keynote address on Tuesday. More than 100 people from 65 organizations are in attendance, broadly representing the entire ecosystem – from silicon to software, to utilities and government officials.

About Intwine Energy

Formed in 2010, Intwine Energy is a subsidiary of Intwine Connect. Intwine Energy specializes in the development of Internet connected smart-grid products for both utilities and retail customers. The company is looking to add a whole house power monitor and smart load controllers for pool pumps and appliances to its current product lineup to empower users to save energy and money. Intwine Energy is based in Cleveland, Ohio. Visit the company online at http://intwineenergy.com/