Intwine Energy Teams with Case Western Reserve

July 22, 2010

The university has adopted Intwine's WiFi thermostat technology for its landmark Gigabit Fiber-to-the-Home pilot research project.

Cleveland, OH -- Intwine Energy, a leader in the development of Internet connected smart-grid products for both utilities and retail customers, today announced the adoption of its WiFi thermostat technology into Case Western Reserve University's Case Connection Zone pilot research project. The IECT220 and the IECT210 Intwine WiFi Thermostat, as well as a beta version of the Intwine Energy WiFi Connected Whole-House Power Monitor, which includes the Blueline Innovations sensor, and Smart Plug, have been successfully demonstrated to researchers and will be installed into a beta community.

The Case Connection Zone will bring super high-speed gigabit fiber to approximately 100 residences adjacent to the university as the first step in an initiative to determine how utilization of gigabit Internet connectivity can be made relevant and useful in people's everyday lives. The project will include Internet-enabled services related to health care and wellness, neighborhood and public safety, education and household energy management.

"With a Gigabit fiber network, communities can access services such as energy management and e-learning and at the same time provide people with open access to the economic opportunities that the Internet enables," said Lev Gonick, Case's Vice President for Information Technology Services. "This combination of strengthening the community structure and providing people with a superhighway to the digital world is vital to improving lives in American cities."

The IECT220 Intwine WiFi Thermostat will be offered as part of the Case Connection Zone's services to enable residents to remotely monitor and control all home energy usage, connecting the thermostat directly to the Internet via a WiFi connection. As a part of Intwine's Personal Energy Network - Solution Suite, the WiFi thermostat will display historical data/trends on past energy usage for both individual devices as well as for the entire home—both locally and across the Web via browser and/or iPhone or iPod Touch. The Whole-House Power Monitor and Smart Plugs are products in the Intwine's Solution Suite, an integrated end-to-end system that empowers homeowners to monitor and control their household energy use. The end result is lower energy usage and cost as well the ability to deeply integrate energy usage into personal lifestyles.

"We're proud to be playing an integral role in this worthwhile broadband connectivity initiative with Case Western Reserve University," said Dave Martin, president and co-founder, Intwine Energy. "We've completed several successful Intwine Personal Energy Network demonstrations in the region and feel confident this pilot program will offer a powerful demonstration and research platform toward the broad adoption of integrated home energy management via broadband connectivity."

About Case Western Reserve University
Case is among the nation's leading research institutions. Founded in 1826 and shaped by the unique merger of the Case Institute of Technology and Western Reserve University, Case is distinguished by its strengths in education, research, service, and experiential learning. Located in Cleveland, Case offers nationally recognized programs in the Arts and Sciences, Dental Medicine, Engineering, Law, Management, Medicine, Nursing, and Social Work.

About Intwine Energy
Formed in 2010, Intwine Energy is a subsidiary of Intwine Connect. Intwine Energy specializes in the development of Internet connected smart-grid products for both utilities and retail customers. The company is looking to add a whole house power monitor and smart load controllers for pool pumps and appliances to its current product lineup to empower users to save energy and money. Intwine Energy is based in Cleveland, Ohio.

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