New capabilities enable retailers to take part in utility demand response programs and integrate enterprise-level views of asset, energy, maintenance and compliance data
ST. LOUIS, September 14, 2009 – Emerson Climate Technologies, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR), today announced extensions to its innovative ProAct™ software suite that enable retailers to participate in demand response programs offered by utility companies. These demand response programs compensate retailers that agree to reduce electricity usage during periods of high demand. With ProAct software’s new capabilities, retailers may curtail loads and verify performance themselves, without partnering with a Curtailment Service Provider or installing additional hardware. These programs may potentially enable retailers to receive rebates of up to $3,000 per store annually.
“With incredible pressure to reduce operational costs, demand response programs are an appealing option for today’s leading retailers,” said Bill Coulombe, president of Emerson Climate Technologies, Retail Solutions Division. “When combined with our E2 Facility Management System, these new capabilities may enable retailers to receive thousands of dollars per year per site, where programs exist. It’s a true win-win-win solution for the retailer, the utility and the environment.”
In addition to adding demand response capabilities, ProAct software’s powerful new interface allows users to quickly understand the performance of their entire enterprise in terms of energy, maintenance, asset performance and compliance metrics. It also helps users to quickly understand which stores need resources assigned to them, and which stores have best practices related to energy, service, setpoint management and facility alarms.
The ProAct software suite is a key component of Emerson’s Intelligent Store™ architecture. The Intelligent Store architecture establishes an integrated suite of products and services that provides retail operators with a new level of operational sophistication. When combined, these innovative Emerson Climate Technologies products and services are proven to enable maintenance, energy and other operational savings. Also included in the Intelligent Store architecture are the E2 Facility Management System, Control Link™ device controllers, Intelligent Store Discus® compressors, select Lennox®* rooftop units, and other third-party devices. Learn more about Emerson’s Intelligent Store architecture.
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to create innovative solutions for customers through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses. Sales in fiscal 2008 were $24.8 billion. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com.
About Emerson Climate Technologies
Emerson Climate Technologies, a business of Emerson, is the world’s leading provider of heating, air conditioning and refrigeration solutions for residential, industrial and commercial applications. The group combines best-in-class technology with proven engineering, design, distribution, educational and monitoring services to provide customized, integrated climate-control solutions for customers worldwide. Emerson Climate Technologies’ innovative solutions, which include industry-leading brands such as Copeland Scroll and White-Rodgers, improve human comfort, safeguard food and protect the environment.
About Emerson Retail Solutions
Emerson Retail Solutions is the leading provider of comprehensive facility management systems and services for the retail industry. Emerson Retail Solutions has been at the forefront of developing new technologies and trends in refrigeration and HVAC systems, lighting controls, third party interoperability, field services, remote monitoring services, and building engineering for decades. Emerson Retail Solutions is a part of Emerson (NYSE:EMR) and is headquartered in Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit www.EmersonRetailSolutions.com.
*Lennox® is a registered trademark of Lennox Manufacturing Inc.