Flipo-Richir and Actility announce a common initiative in automated Demand Response for industrial sites equipped with off-grid power generators

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Flipo-Richir and Actility announce a common initiative in automated Demand Response for industrial sites equipped with off-grid power generators

This new offer will allow participating sites to generate revenues from Demand Response programs and cover maintenance costs while maintaining operational continuity

As a next step Actility and Flipo Richir intend to leverage their international presence to push the initiative on other Demand Response markets starting with Belgium and Poland. Flipo-Energia, the polish subsidiary of Flipo-Richir and a leading provider of installation and maintenance services for power generators in Poland will be rolling out the same common solution.

About Actility

Actility is a provider of smart energy management services based on innovative Smart-Grid technology. Actility’s Smart-Grid applications focus on demand optimization and management, including Demand Response, Load Shifting and Admission Control. Actility allows industrial companies to reduce electricity costs by providing demand-side management services together with optimization and modelling software applications.

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Michel Agopian joins Actility as General Manager

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Michel Agopian joins Actility as General Manager

As the new COO and General Manager, Michel Agopian will bring his IT experience and proven execution capabilities to build the strategy, go to market, alliances & partnerships, and Actility’s field operations team.

Actility, the Internet of Things and Smart Energy management service provider announced today that Michel Agopian had joined the company. Michel will be responsible for all aspects relating to business operations as well as international expansion of Actility’s M2M network alliance ThingPark Wireless. He has extensive experience in international, high-growth software and hardware companies having held different Sales, Marketing and General Management positions in global international companies such Digital Equipment Corporation, UB Networks, Cisco Systems and Symbol Technologies. More recently, as a member of the Executive Management  team at Ipanema Technologies, Michel has been a key contributor to the success of this company raising it from a French start up when he joined 9 years ago, to a major well-recognized global market player in the high competitive WAN Application Performance market.

In joining Actility, as COO and General Manager, Michel anticipates that the Internet of Things (IoT) will have, in the near future, a considerable impact on our everyday lives, helping our societies to become more efficient and progress towards a more sustainable lifestyle. Michel sees Activity perfectly positioned to build the technology and service platform architecture enabling and scaling the use of new applications delivering the promise of the IoT.  Michel also sees Actility Energy as being a key player in European markets opening up to new smart energy management and Demand Response services. Actility Energy currently operates as a Demand Response aggregator in both France and the Benelux.

”Michel brings his IT experience and proven execution capabilities to build the strategy, go to market, alliances, partnerships, and our field operations team. He has a profound ability to see the value of our unique technology differentiators and translate them into tangible first class services. This will help lead the growth of Actility as the market evolves from early adopters to mainstream roll-out,” said Olivier Hersent, Actility CEO & Founder.

Michel graduated from INSA Lyon. He holds an International Marketing degree from INSEAD, and followed the MBA program from IMD Lausanne and IAE Paris. Michel is also a lecturer at HEC-Entrepreneurs business school.

About Actility

Actility is an industry leader in Machine to Machine (M2M) large scale infrastructure with ThingPark®, the new generation standard-based M2M communication platform and ThingPark Wireless the long range low-power wireless network for the Internet of Things (IoT). Actility also provides Smart-Grid services around demand optimization and management, including Demand Response, Load Shifting and Admission Control. Actility is a winner of the French Ministry of Research competition, has obtained the Grand Prix of the Tremplin Entreprise and has been rewarded by Innov’ Eco and CleanTech République for its particularly innovative approach in its Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. Visit www.actility.com

Actility and the Carnot CSTB Institute roll out ThingPark Wireless® for Smart Building applications in Toulouse

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Actility and the Carnot CSTB Institute roll out ThingPark Wireless® for Smart Building applications in Toulouse

The new unique service based on the ThingPark Wireless long range M2M IoT network will support the building retrofit program of Habitat Toulouse in measuring energy efficiency performance.
 

Actility, the operator of the new Internet of Things and M2M network ThingPark Wireless has developed with the CSTB, the Scientific and Technical intitute for Building Management, a new and innovative service for analyzing energy consumption by occupied buildings. This new service measures energy performance and defines potential improvements by taking into account various factors such as temperature, human bahavior and electricity pricing. The new service is a long-awaited response to the challenge of new energy-efficient buildings. Habitat Toulouse, the local housing authority, will be first player to roll out this service to monitor the building retrofit program of its social housing properties. Actility and the CSTB will provide the full end-to-end service from sensor instrumentation to the radio connectivity network and the data management and analysis platform. 

Using ThingPark Wireless®, the new IoT M2M service network for smart buildings 

For energy consumption data from occupied buildings to be fully reliable, external factors such as the actual behavior of residents need to be taken into account. The instrumentation and analysis service built by Actility and the CSTB is meant to respond to this key issue. The instrumentation and data acquisition service for buildings relies on Actility’s new ThingPark Wireless service network.

The unique technology used by Actility allows the ThingPark Wireless network to connect wireless sensors in indoor settings while rolling out low-power base stations on roof-tops. Housing properties are instrumented with temperature, humidity, illuminance sensors together with sensors for electricity and gas. This provides a complete set of data for energy performance monitoring. Actility achieves a very low cost of roll out since the ThingPark Wireless network relies on the LoRa™ long range low power technology allowing for a full city coverage with a small number of base stations rolled out on building roof tops.

Once a building is fully instrumented, data collected by the ThingPark Wireless network is delivered to the ThingPark Cloud platform allowing multiple analytics applications to be developed for all other vertical requirements of smart buldings:

‘With ThingPark Wireless®, Actility brings its leadership in Machine-to-Machine (M2M) technology to smart building applications with a turnkey end-to-end solution which includes everything from sensor instrumentation to wireless network connectivity and analysis tools’ stated Olivier Hersent, CEO of Actility.

Automatic diagnostics of energy performance measurement for smart buildings

Once the data acquisition phase is performed, a specific energy performance control application called Smart-EPC provices the full data analysis platform for a complete and automatic energy audit. With the output from Smart-EPC, building managers can assess the relevance of their retrofit programs by measuring their detailed impact.  

‘With the service proposed by Actility and the CSTB, we have a measurement and feedback tool to support our commitment towards efficency improvement and higher performance of our housing properties’ added Gérald Lepain, Director of Housing at Habitat Toulouse, the first user of Smart-EPC based on ThingPark Wireless®. 

A major breakthrough for measuring building energy performance

To achieve massive roll-out of building retrofit programs the measurement of energy performance remains the primary objective. The Smart-EPC application based on the ThingPark Wireless network, designed and rolled out by Actility and the CSTB brings new capabilities to the building sector:

‘To achieve the ambitious objective of 500 000 properties per year, building managers need innovative tools allowing them to assess the real perfrmance levels of occupied buildings. This major breakthrough following our common research work with Actility will significantly improve the reliability of the performance improvement estimates. We are happy to say that this solution is ready to rolled out and represents an unprecedented and cost-effective alternative for all players in the market’ mentioned Bertrand Delcambre, President of the CSTB.

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Actility and Semtech announce Long-Range bi-directional wireless technology for M2M and Internet Of Things (IoT) sensors

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Actility and Semtech announce Long-Range bi-directional wireless technology for M2M and Internet Of Things (IoT) sensors

New ThingPark Wireless® service enables M2M OEMs and integrators to connect end-points to the cloud for Smart Building, Smart Factory or Smart City deployments…

Actility and Semtech announced today the launch of the ThingPark Wireless® service to enables M2M system integrators to connect low-power sensors to the cloud for Smart Building, Smart Factory or Smart City deployments

This new technology is based on the new generation of bidirectional LoRa™ radio transceivers from Semtech and Actility’s wireless M2M base station with an open REST-based API(Application Programming Interface) for IoT application development. The ThingPark Wireless® service can support a wide-range of innovative sensor-based services such as smart parking, digital signage monitoring, EV charging, smart meter, safety sensor metering and many more.

With this disruptive technology, a typical Smart City or Smart Building project  would require only a low-cost, small antenna on a rooftop to connect sensors in a 2-5 km radius for dense cities or in a 15 km radius in countryside applications. Semtech’s LoRa™ technology has 5-10 dB more link budget than cellular technology for in-building penetration where cellular and GPS cannot reach. With the integration of Semtech’s LoRa spread-spectrum technology into ThingPark Wireless it is now possible LoRa-enabled sensors to transmit low data rate signals up to 15 km without issues related to crystal accuracy found in legacy smart metering systems and industrial applications.

You can read the full press release by Actility and Semtech here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20140305005414/en/Actility-Semtech-Offer-Low-Cost-Long-Range-Radio-Solution#.UxcvHl5sPSo

Actility sees live activation of its dynamic profile users on Belgian grid for Demand Response

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Actility sees live activation of its dynamic profile users on Belgian grid for Demand Response

Elia, Belgium’s TSO, has officially connected Actility to the Transmission grid as an automated Demand Response Service Provider. 

 

Actility annonce son activation réussie par Elia sur le réseau de transmission belge en tant que fournisseur de services d’effacement

Suite à l’appel d’offre lançé par l’opérateur du réseau de transmission Belge pour ouvrir le mécanisme de réserve tertiaire à de nouveaux participants, Actility Benelux a été sélectionné pour agréger un groupe de sites industriels Belges pour des services d’ajustement