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Energy Aware Technology and Comverge Form Partnership to Provide ZigBee In-Home Display

October 22nd, 2008 – Energy Aware Technology, a Canadian developer of demand side management products, announced today that it has licensed the technology for its innovative PowerTab to Comverge, Inc, a leading provider of clean energy through demand response. The PowerTab is an In Home Display (IHD) designed for ZigBee® that provides homeowners with real-time information on power consumption, electricity rates and messages from their utility service provider.

Under the terms of the agreement, Comverge will have exclusive distribution rights to the PowerTab in North America. Comverge will distribute the PowerTab under the brand PowerPortal®. Commenting on the arrangement, Janice Cheam, Energy Aware President, said, “We’re excited to be working with Comverge. They are an industry leader in this field and bring to the table significant expertise and partnership opportunities.”

Energy Aware’s aim in developing the PowerTab was to create a product that would raise energy awareness and reduce energy waste without requiring significant lifestyle changes. The PowerTab has a sleek design and simple user interface that encourage ongoing interaction by the end user.

Energy Aware is a Participant member of the ZigBee Alliance and chose to use the  ZigBee Smart Energy profile because it offers utilities and utility customers a reliable open smart energy standard for implementing secure, easy-to-use wireless communications for managing energy.

About Energy Aware Technology
Energy Aware Technology is a Vancouver based company providing innovative demand management solutions for today’s changing electrical grid.  Energy Aware’s home energy monitoring products will also be included in the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Village.  For more information, visit www.energy-aware.com.

About Comverge
Comverge is a leading provider of clean energy solutions that improve grid reliability and supply electric capacity on a more cost effective basis than conventional alternatives by reducing base load and peak load energy consumption. For more information, visit www.comverge.com.  PowerPortal is a registered trademark of Comverge, Inc.

About the ZigBee Alliance

Zigbee is the global wireless language connecting dramatically different devices to work together and enhance everyday life. The ZigBee Alliance is a non-profit association of more than 280 member companies driving development of ZigBee wireless technology. The Alliance promotes world-wide adoption of ZigBee as the leading wirelessly networked, sensing and control standard for use in energy, home, commercial and industrial areas. For more information, visit: www.ZigBee.org

For additional information contact:
Colin McKerracher
Business Development Manager
Energy Aware Technology
778-858-8650
Colin.mckerracher@energy-aware.com

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