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TMCNet:  OATI Teaming with Sensus to Advance Demand Response Solutions

[August 01, 2012]

OATI Teaming with Sensus to Advance Demand Response Solutions

Minneapolis, MN, Aug 01, 2012 (PRWeb.com via COMTEX) -- Open Access Technology International, Inc. (OATI) is pleased to announce a new relationship with Sensus to provide OATI webDistribute Load Control Module to Sensus utility customers using the FlexNet(TM) advanced utility communications network.

The OATI webDistribute Load Control Module allows utilities to create, monitor, schedule, and manage DR programs and events with enrolled customers over the secure wireless FlexNet system networked with home area network and load control devices. The solution will also include OATI's companion webSmartView application, enabling the utility to easily create an online portal for their end consumers to actively participate in DR programs and manage their own DR activity. The combination of Sensus FlextNet and OATI webDistribute provides a robust and renowned offering that enables advancement of demand response management for the electric industry.

Both webDistribute and webSmartView are offered as solutions hosted in the OATI Private Cloud active/active Data Center infrastructure, removing any need for additional utility IT infrastructure. In most circumstances, demand response events are preprogrammed and automatically transmitted via the FlexNet network to ZigBee home area network devices or direct Sensus FlexNet load control modules installed at the consumer's premise, including programmable thermostats and load control devices on water heaters and pool pumps.

The webDistribute load control application easily integrates with existing utility systems and operations including advanced metering, meter data management, customer information, distribution automation, outage management and geospatial systems using industry standard protocols for interoperability. Combined with the OATI Private Cloud IT infrastructure, the solution fully adheres to NERC CIP (Critical Infrastructure Protection) and other cyber security standards.

"Utility customers can easily expand the functionality of the infrastructure to enable comprehensive and effective load management and demand response needs via an integrated and secure set of products and solutions. This powerful combination can also be leveraged to utilize additional features and solutions focused on utility needs," comments Jerry Dempsey, OATI Senior Vice President Business Development.

For more information, contact communications(at)oati(dot)net.

Sensus is a leading provider of smart grid infrastructure technologies for electric, gas, and water utilities.

OATI provides innovative software solutions that simplify, streamline, and empower the operational tasks required in today's energy commerce and Smart Grid. With 1,200 customers across North America, OATI successfully deploys large, complicated, and diverse mission-critical applications committed to industry standards and stringent NERC CIP guidelines. OATI (http://www.oati.com) is the leading provider of Smart Grid, Energy Trading and Risk Management, Transmission Scheduling, Congestion Management, and Market Management products and services, with headquarters in Minneapolis, Minnesota and an office in Redwood City, California. For more information, please contact sales(at)oati(dot)net.

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