Exciting announcements at OCE Discovery last week

Energent is very proud to announce the latest investment the Ontario government has made in improving the Smart Grid infrastructure.  On Tuesday, May 15th, Sean Conway, Chairman of the Board of the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and Brad Duguid, Minister of Economic Development and Innovation, announced support for an innovative partnership between Energent and Wilfrid Laurier University.

Gord Ellis, CTO of Energent Inc., and Wilfrid Laurier University are collaborating on a communications software system that can potentially be installed on all smart grid devices to allow them to communicate with each other to facilitate smarter, more effective, efficient energy use. The platform is now under development with a prototype, and further research and development will be conducted in collaboration with the team from Wilfrid Laurier.

This exciting infrastructure development, designed to design and create a communications middleware system, will be powerful enough to handle the increased amounts of data that are part of the Smart Grid.  “The Grid is going to be all about data management” says Sean Conway, Chair of the OCE Board of Directors, “and therefore the Grid must communicate effectively and reliably, and must be able to handle vast amounts of data.”  This collaboration will enable all three of these communication goals, providing a stable platform for which the Smart Grid to grow from.

These are two videos announcing the project below in this blog post.