Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Consert opts for Marlabs as its technology partner

Consert, Inc. has chosen Marlabs to build a smart grid energy management solution, which will allow a utility to better manage overall energy usage.

Marlabs stated that such an integrated smart grid solution - benefiting both the utility and its consumers – “will be a first for the industry”.

According to Consert, a specialist in designing and implementation of intelligent energy distribution and management solutions, the solution from Marlabs will not only provide savings of up to 15 percent to families and small businesses, but actually allow distributing utilities to lower demand peaks.

Marlabs provides solutions that enable utilities to make the transition to the smart grid and implement demand management technologies.

Other than Marlabs’ systems integration experience and software engineering expertise, Joseph W. Forbes, Jr., COO, Consert also referred to the fact that Marlabs, as an IBM Regional Systems Integrator, could help the company to effectively leverage IBM technologies was also a reason behind going ahead with the pact.

Jeff Holden, VP, Marlabs, said, “Based on real-time two-way response techniques, the system will create a virtual power plant, promote green renewable energy, and improve efficiency of the grid.”

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