Aeris (News - Alert) will provide its CDMA services to M2M Communications as part of a solution that allows PacifiCorp to more efficiently manage peak electrical loads.
Aeris's services are reportedly part of a solution that allows M2M Communications and PacifiCorp to efficiently manage energy consumption during peak usage times. Aeris explains that this project reduces the peak demand by about 45-megawatts, which is the equivalent energy requirement of approximately 8,000 homes.
“The positive effects of shifting load are far-reaching and we are pleased to be part of this innovative solution for PacifiCorp,” said Mark Cratsenburg, senior vice president of sales for Aeris in a statement.
Cratsenburg explained that the Aeris machine-to-machine wireless network allows M2M Communications to provide turn-key services to their customers and said that they are honored to be part of their portfolio of service providers.
Steve Hodges, president of M2M Communications points out that they specialize in industrial M2M applications, especially equipment monitoring and control. He explained that Demand Side Management (DSM) is the process of managing when and how energy is consumed and their DSM system improves electric grid reliability and minimizes electricity costs when the electric grid is near its capacity.
Aeris provides M2M Communications with customized network services to broadcast reliably to tens of thousands of sites, allowing them to provide a complete solution to their customer, PacifiCorp.
According to Bill Marek, project manager for PacifiCorp., the company required a reliable solution that would allow them to remotely manage the energy load due to increased energy demands during the summer peak period.
“Aeris and M2M Communications have partnered to provide a solution that meets PacifiCorp's requirements. Particularly impressive is the ability to have full-circle communication with sites located in very rural or remote agricultural areas,” said Marek.
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