Tendril helps smart energy pioneers apply for grants

BOULDER, COLORADO - Tendril, creator of the Tendril Residential Energy Ecosystem (TREE) for utilities, energy retailers and their consumers, announced an initiative to provide its network of customers and partners with grant writing resources to navigate the complex Department of Energy (DOE) energy stimulus application process.

Applying its customer side home energy management expertise and deep knowledge of the grants process, Tendril has built a team of technical advisors, grant writers, legal counsel and management staff that is dedicated to support efforts around applying for energy stimulus funding.

“Partnerships at so many different levels are crucial to the process of modernizing the smart grid,” said Adrian Tuck, Tendril’s chief executive. “That is why we are committed to helping our customers and partners get more than their fair share of energy stimulus dollars.


Tendril’s approach to smart energy management aligns perfectly with Energy Secretary Chu’s guidelines, which call for interoperability, or "the capability of two or more networks, systems, devices, applications, or components to share and readily use information securely and effectively with little or no inconvenience.” Tendril’s TREE Platform is a standards-based operating environment that makes this goal a reality by linking together all elements of the smart grid communications ecosystem, including but not limited to smart meters, in-home devices and Internet portals for monitoring energy usage.

“We passionately believe in the smart grid, but in order to make the smart grid a reality it needs to be an open, standards-based solution with a focus on empowering the end-consumer,” added Tuck. “Open standards allow future developers to innovate on current applications, such as billing. And consumers are a crucial part of the equation that makes two-way communications between the home and utility work. It’s encouraging to see the language of the DOE grant guidelines reflect these key messages.”


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