About Energy Sentry
Energy Sentry sells commercial and residential demand controllers that help lower peak demand and improve energy efficiency. Energy Sentry has its roots firmly tied to Brayden Automation. Founded in 1990, by Bill Brayden of Brayden Automation Corp. (Brayden) focuses on its demand control product line, continuing to build on the product line started in 1978.
In 1998, the company acquired the powerline carrier technology Southwood Electronics of Indianapolis, Indiana. Brayden repackaged the technology to be used with the Energy Sentry demand controller systems and as a stand-alone system for general purpose control applications. Energy Sentry products help with peak demand management, energy demand control and help save customers money by using energy more efficiently.
In 2001, Brayden expanded its reach into the electric power distribution industry, specifically electric metering by acquiring Solid State Instruments, Inc. (SSI) of Denver, Colorado. With this expansion, Brayden now offered the most reliable pulse isolation products in the industry. These devices are used to interface between demand control, SCADA, or other telemetry systems and the electric meters to acquire power use information. All legacy demand controller products, such as Savergy and Synergetics were consolidated under the new Energy Sentry trademark that Brayden uses today.
In 2005, Brayden calls Loveland, Colorado home with its all-electric headquarters. The company designed and built a custom all-electric headquarters to be used as a demonstration building for use in engineering and testing new products, as well as providing a real-world demonstration site for the company’s products.
Today, Brayden actively markets its demand controller systems and software to residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural and utility customers in the United States and internationally. Residential markets are limited by the availability of demand-based rates. Currently, only about 15 utilities in the United States offer residential demand-based rates to their residential customers. Unlike the residential market, every utility in every state has demand-based rates for commercial and industrial customers.
Brayden Automation continues to expand its dealer network across the country and works with electric utilities to spread awareness of this peak demand controller technology. Demand rates are not widely known or understood, and as such, commercial utility customers are generally not aware of the opportunity for electric cost savings. Brayden continues to forge ahead in efforts to educate people on peak demand rates and the benefits of electric demand controllers.
Energy Sentry's goal is to help you use energy more efficiently!