Recovery Act - Multi-Protocol Energy Management Gateway for Home-Area Networks

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$999,776.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
02-10ER85630
Agency Tracking Number:
92734
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
07 a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Coincident, Inc.
12 Reservoir Avenue, Lakeville, MA, 02347
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
790893122
Principal Investigator:
Jason Hanna
Dr.
(617) 314-6260
jhanna@coincident.com
Business Contact:
Jason Hanna
Mr.
(617) 314-6260
jhanna@coincident.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Smart grid initiatives such as demand response and dynamic pricing can unlock significant benefits for consumers and energy providers alike. Success, however, is predicated on robust consumer participation, which requires an interoperable network of smart devices inside significant numbers of homes and businesses. Unfortunately, appliance and consumer device manufacturers are delaying the introduction of grid-communicating products as the technology domain is still evolving and standardization efforts are proving difficult.Coincident is developing a modular and low-cost hardware platform that can provide interoperability to devices that utilize different communicating protocols. This gateway device is critical to enabling a new class of communication-enabled appliances that lower energy use, add

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