Landis+Gyr Announces Release of Power Center 3.6
Load Management Software Supports Gridstream-enabled Switches and Thermostats
ATLANTA, GA. – Dec. 15, 2014 – Landis+Gyr, the global leader in energy management solutions, today announced the release of version 3.6 of Power Center, the company’s operating software for demand response and load management applications.
Version 3.6 provides support for Gridstream® RF network technology used in Landis+Gyr’s L530 and L570 load control switches, as well as the L430 programmable communicating thermostat. Utilities with an existing Gridstream network now can use the same AMI network for all load management activities, providing reductions to both capital and operational expenditures.
Power Center allows utilities to operate a virtual peak plant by aggregating a large number of loads into a dispatchable resource. With this version, utilities can extend those features to Gridstream-enabled load management devices, while benefiting from improved user interfaces and more flexible configuration and scheduling options.
Key features of Power Center version 3.6 include:
- The ability to see, in near-real time, the load available for curtailment.
- Flexibility in scheduling load control events, and advanced cycling strategies.
- Applications for consumers to program appliances for achieving energy efficiency or to override control schedules using the Home Energy Manager portal and mobile application.
- A redesign of conservation event details page and new customer search screens to improve ease of use.
- More utility specific configuration options for devices.
“Landis+Gyr’s load management solutions offer utilities the ability to leverage the functionality of their existing smart grid networks or operate devices over public networks,” said Clark Pierce, Vice President and General Manager of Load Management Solutions at Landis+Gyr. “By integrating Gridstream devices into the Power Center platform, utilities will be able to take advantage of robust tools that make demand response programs easier to implement and more effective.”
Landis+Gyr is the leading global provider of integrated energy management products tailored to energy company needs and unique in its ability to deliver true end-to-end advanced metering solutions. Today, the Company offers the broadest portfolio of products and services in the electricity metering industry, and is paving the way for the next generation of smart grid. With annualized sales of more than US$1.5 billion, Landis+Gyr, an independent growth platform of the Toshiba Corporation (TKY:6502) and 40% owned by the Innovation Network Corporation of Japan, operates in 30 countries across five continents, and employs 5,500 people with the sole mission of helping the world manage energy better. More information is available at landisgyr.com.