Control4, an IP-based home control systems developer, will participate in a $30m Intelligent Energy System (IES) pilot funded by the government of Singapore through Energy Market Authority (EMA) and Singapore Power, an energy utility, and to be designed and implemented by Accenture.
The other selected partners in the three-year project, will launch this year in 4,500 residential, commercial and industrial locations and will continue through 2013, include ST Electronics (Info-Comm Systems), Oracle, Hewlett Packard, Power Automation, and Greenwave.
Accenture selected Control4 for the AMI pilot for its ability to provide in-home devices that enable two-way communication with the smart grid, empowering the consumer with information and control their energy usage.
The pilot will be divided into two phases, with the first phase focussing on installing smart meters and communication networks with Singapore’s broadband network through 2012 and the second phase concentrating on the optimum use of consumer power usage beginning in 2012 and continuing through 2013.
Control4 president of energy business unit, Richard Walker said that the company is pleased to be partnering with a leader in the AMI space to deploy its energy management solutions in such a high growth market.