Strategic alliance between Calico Energy and Aclara


Brad Kitterman,
President, Aclara
Seattle, WA and St. Louis, MO, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — January 20, 2012 – Calico Energy Services and Aclara have announced a strategic partnership to provide an integrated set of advanced load control, analytics, and demand response solutions to utilities.

Through the partnership, Aclara will utilize Calico’s software systems to create a Demand Response Management System (DRMS), which will provide the ability to perform forecasting, baselining and settlement. The Aclara DRMS will offer the integration capabilities provided by Calico’s Enterprise Service Bus to help utility customers mine information from and interact with a broad range of data sources, devices, and applications throughout an energy ecosystem.

Utilities will be able to explore what-if scenarios and adjust variables incrementally to identify new opportunities for optimizing energy throughout their grid. Based on these insights, dispatchers can then implement a broad range of demand side management strategies and operational improvements

“Calico’s demand response capability complements our solution set,” said Brad Kitterman, president of Aclara. “This solution enables utilities to review all demand response analytics and potential events through a single dashboard, and to execute those demand response events when needed.”

Relying on standards-based integration and technical design, the two companies intend to deliver an integrated solution that will provide a low risk, affordable option for demand response and load control programs with fast rollout capabilities. Power providers will gain a single, flexible platform for a broad portfolio of load reduction programs as well as the ability to expand control devices and support future needs.

“We are pleased to be teaming with Aclara to help utilities meet load reduction goals, comply with regulations, and improve service reliability,” added Cliff Monlux, executive vice president of corporate development for Calico Energy Services.