Digi X-Grid™ - Digi International

By: Digi International  09-12-2011
Keywords: Renewable Energy

A Smarter Grid: The Extended Grid

The Extended Grid builds upon the capabilities of today’s Smart Grid initiatives, providing a platform where the end users of utility resources can be actively engaged with the utility producers to conserve energy, save money and maximize the ROI for a Smart Grid investment.

The Extended Grid is available today and offers:

  • Real-time access to precise energy usage information
  • Real-time control of energy consuming devices
  • An ability to support all these devices once they are installed
  • An ability to quickly deploy a pilot, yet scale to millions of users
  • An ability to accomplish all of this without impacting the operational performance of the utility’s AMR or AMI network
  • Near real-time energy management using Digi Energy Daytrader™
  • Remote control of Smart Energy thermostats and other devices

With Digi X-Grid solutions, Digi is focused on making the Extended Grid a reality by enabling utilities and energy service providers to enhance the capabilities of their Smart Grid investments, while providing an easy, open on-ramp to fully engage customers in real-time energy efficiency decisions.

Benefits for Utilities and Consumers

Digi X-Grid solutions and partners provide utilities with the tools needed to meet the growing demand for energy:

  • Demand response
  • Demand shifting
  • Support for distributed power production
  • Support for variable pricing programs
  • Quick to deploy pilot programs

With Digi X-Grid solutions, consumers now have the tools to realize real energy savings:

  • Energy efficiency and conservation
  • Reduced energy expense
  • Remote control & home automation

Digi can also recommend best-of-breed partners who are supported on the iDigi® Device Cloud™ to add applications and devices that extend your Smart Grid and Home Area Network.

Partner applications available:

  • Demand response
  • Energy efficiency
  • Energy management systems
  • Enterprise applications
  • Smart Grid solution providers

Partner devices available:

  • Meters
  • Thermostats (PCTs)
  • Load controllers
  • Appliances
  • Electric vehicle charging solutions
  • Renewable energy management
  • Etc.

Keywords: Renewable Energy

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