Control4 to participate in Singapore smart grid pilot


Richard Walker,
President, Control4’s
Energy business unit
Sunnyvale, CA, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — October 19, 2010 – IP-based home control systems provider Control4 has been selected to participate in the three-year, $30 million AMI pilot funded by the government of Singapore and Singapore Power.

The Intelligent Energy System (IES) pilot will launch this year in 4,500 residential, commercial and industrial locations and will continue through 2013. Singapore’s Energy Market Authority (EMA) appointed Accenture to design and implement the project.

In addition to Control4, other selected partners include ST Electronics (Info-Comm Systems), Oracle, Hewlett Packard, Power Automation, and Greenwave.

The pilot will be divided into two phases. The first phase, lasting through 2012, will focus on installing smart meters and communication networks with involvement from Singapore’s broadband network. The second phase, beginning in 2012 and lasting through 2013,will concentrate on the best use of consumer power consumption.

"Accenture’s vision for Singapore’s intelligent energy system includes empowering the consumer with information and control, a fundamental philosophy that influenced our product design and development,” said Richard Walker, president of Control4’s Energy business unit. “We’re pleased to be partnering with a leader in the AMI space to deploy our energy management solutions in such a high growth market.”