The Center of Excellence in Energy Efficiency (C3E) is investing $250,000 in Systemex Energies to support the commercialization of the SOFT-R3 technology that modulates the power consumption of an electric load as a function of the grid frequency. SOFT-R3 is a new concept of electrical regulation that can easily be embedded into residential, commercial, institutional and industrial loads in order to help control the grid frequency. This technology automatically adjusts the consumption of an electrical load in order to provide stable services and improve grid frequency behaviour. SOFT-R3 may be installed on any electronic device whose power supply may vary over time. Water heaters, baseboard heaters and air conditioning units may be prime examples yet the charging stations of electric vehicles are another more obvious application given their energy intensity.
“The $250,000 investment from C3E for the commercialization of the SOFT-R3 platform will directly contribute to making electric vehicle charging devices more “intelligent” thanks to output and energy management for both the electric network and the user,” said Donald Angers, CEO of C3E.
“The unique SOFT-R3 technology will allow Systemex Energies to position itself favourably among utility companies around the world. We believe that we can become the new benchmark in smart load management,” said Marc-Antoine Pelletier, Business Development director at Systemex Energies.
About C3E (www.c3e.com)
The Centre of Excellence in Energy Efficiency (C3E) was founded from the initiative of Rio Tinto Alcan and Hydro-Québec. Its mission is to support the commercialization of innovations in the sector of energy efficiency. Benefiting from the financial support of the Bureau d’efficacité et d’innovation énergétiques du Québec (BEIE), the C3E invests in transportation electrification. This funding is made possible through the Green Fund from the amounts planned for the Priority 4 of the 2013-2020 Climate Change Action Plan
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