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Candi Controls and IPKeys Technologies Partner to Extend OpenADR 2.0 to Everyday Devices

Candi Controls and IPKeys have partnered to connect OpenADR 2.0b-certified communications from the smart grid to a multitude of everyday devices in homes and commercial buildings, creating price-based controls that reduce waste and energy costs.

The integration of IPKeys' OpenADR 2.0b certified EISSClient 2.0 technology with Candi's "PowerTools" data framework allows price and demand signals from the smart grid for the first time to reach a huge selection of popular thermostats, lights, load switches, solar power and appliance products. By extending smart grid communications to the Internet of Things, many more homes and businesses can reduce energy costs, and energy companies can more effectively manage load on the power grid.

"Leveraging IPKeys' software shortened our development time to link with OpenADR 2.0b-certified systems," said Steve Raschke, CEO of Candi Controls. "This collaboration will help simplify and propagate Demand Response-based energy efficiency to millions of off-the-shelf commercial and consumer devices via the latest OpenADR data profile, benefitting energy consumers and utilities alike."


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