Ziphany Generates Interest in Smart Grid Apps at Connectivity Week

Ziphany participated in the cutting edge, annual conference known as Connectivity Week in San Jose, CA. Progressive companies and industry leaders discussed the applications required for and the barriers to the future of America’s Smart Grid.

San Jose, CA, June 18, 2009 --( Ziphany, a leading provider of smart grid and demand response software applications joined other industry leaders in the utility, technology, software and standards spaces at Connectivity Week – an event which includes insightful tracks such as the DR-Expo, Gridwise Expo, BuilConn, M2M Expo, Zigbee Expo, the Pervasive Security Roundtable, and others. Nearly a thousand professionals participated throughout the week, exchanging ideas, introducing new technologies, debating standards and regulatory matters, and networking.

After speaking during a breakout session, Ziphany’s President and CEO, Brian Palka shared his insight about the fit of automated buildings within the context of a coming smarter grid: “Buildings have been getting smarter for decades. But now, with the emergence and proven success of demand response programs throughout North America, buildings with lower and lower baselines are discovering the value of paying attention to their consumption. Demand response participation enables them to generate revenues that drive investment in facility efficiencies.”

Ziphany’s vision of the Smart Grid starts with Demand Response, as a gateway for newer technologies and as a cost-justification in the many required investments in metering, devices, retrofits, and other innovative technologies. Many of Ziphany’s customers are known as Curtailment Service Providers, or Aggregators, which provide Demand Response services to a variety of end-users. These companies, as well as Electric Utilities, use ZDRP (Ziphany’s Demand Response Platform) to run or facilitate their daily operations surrounding their demand response businesses.

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Ziphany is a software development group and a Microsoft Certified Partner that exists to deploy and integrate Smart Grid technologies for Utility and ISO grid operations. Ziphany sees demand response as the gateway into a more robust, more intelligent grid system. To learn more:

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