Calico Energy Services and Digi International have announced the availability of an integrated smart grid technology solution for energy and demand management. The solution is built upon the Digi X-Grid platform that provides device connectivity infrastructure, and Calico Energy’s EIS platform, which provides a complete utility energy management solution coupled with residential and commercial load control.

The Digi X-Grid solution enables real-time, IP-based monitoring and control of home energy devices beyond the electric meter. It provides easy, real-time access to energy usage information, real-time control of energy consuming devices and real-time management of energy producing capabilities. The Digi X-Grid solution includes Digi’s Smart Energy gateways, XBee ZigBee modules and iDigi platform to make it easy to connect directly to home energy devices.

Calico Energy provides a comprehensive energy management software platform for utilities and power providers. The company’s flagship product, Energy Intelligence Suite, is a software service that provides modular solutions for smart grid integration and enablement. These include: energy data aggregation and analytics; command and control; demand side management; and intuitive technologies that engage customers in long-term strategies for efficiency and energy reduction.