Company strengthens its channel program with addition of Canem


Arlington, VA –July 29, 2014 – – GridPoint, an innovator in comprehensive, data-driven energy management systems (EMS) that enable customers to optimize energy savings, facility efficiency and sustainability efforts, is pleased to announce Canem Systems, a leader in Canada’s electrical contracting industry, as the first Canadian extension of GridPoint’s Channel Partner Program. Due to the experience and knowledge they gained as a GridPoint installation partner for rollouts at major Canadian retail and restaurant chains, Canem has chosen to resell GridPoint’s EMS products as part of their strategy to offer best of breed energy and carbon savings solutions to their customers.

Canem’s deep electrical, building systems and national installation expertise combined with GridPoint’s submetering, monitoring and cloud-based analytics technology enables visibility, insight and control into energy usage, thereby helping businesses lower consumption, save money and reduce carbon emissions by up to 30%.

“Extending GridPoint’s business reach more fully into Canada will accelerate our growth and market share,” said Mark Straton, senior vice president of sales and marketing at GridPoint. “Canem is a proven partner and we are excited to work together to provide Canadian enterprises with the industry’s most innovative energy management systems.”

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Canem and GridPoint’s strategic partnership delivers solutions Canadian enterprises need as they face challenges impacting the energy market. Energy prices remain volatile and continue to rise, new government regulations and standards are increasing and corporations are expected to be more and more environmentally responsible. World-class businesses that have transformed into energy conscious enterprises recognize the escalating expenses associated with these changes and are leveraging improved affordability and advances in Internet of Things technologies to manage energy usage through measurement.

“Providing actionable information is a necessity for today’s energy management systems. Canem is delighted for the opportunity to work with an organization such as GridPoint, which has demonstrated its commitment to proactively deliver innovative solutions to the marketplace,” says Clint Undseth, vice president of corporate development at Canem Systems.


About Canem Systems
Canem was founded in 1960 as an electrical contracting firm in Vancouver, British Columbia. The majority of their early work consisted of commercial and light industrial electrical installations. Since then, Canem has served as a partner in the development of many of Canada’s most prestigious and important building projects. With a current workforce of over 1,200 people, they have built up their electrical contracting capacity to support virtually any size or type of installation across Western Canada.

Now, with offices in Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer, Winnipeg, Vancouver and Vancouver Island, Canem continues to innovate through Building Performance solutions derived from years of experience. Canem’s National Rollout Program continues to grow and is helping provide quality and consistency across Canada all through a single point of contact. The Canem team’s highly skilled workforce with an entrepreneurial spirit and focus on quality project delivery through pre-planning, pre-fabrication, logistics, vendor management and project control tools has helped Canem to become a trusted industry partner. Staying true to their roots, the company retains the flexibility to competitively serve even the smallest clients with the same interests and efficiency as large projects.

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About GridPoint
GridPoint is an innovator in comprehensive, data-driven energy management solutions (EMS) that leverage the power of real-time data collection, big data analytics and cloud computing to maximize energy savings, operational efficiency, capital utilization and sustainability benefits. GridPoint’s integrated energy management portfolio of asset-level submetering and monitoring, intelligent control, energy management software and professional services can generate energy savings up to 30% and an 18-36 month payback. GridPoint solutions are deployed at over 12,000 sites with over 75 billion customer data points collected to date, and 100 million added daily. Customers include 6 of the top 10 retailers by total sales, 4 of the top 10 casual dining restaurants, 7 of the top 20 quick serve restaurants, leading commercial and industrial enterprises and major government and educational institutions. To learn more, visit, and keep up with the latest GridPoint news via LinkedIn and Twitter @gridpoint.

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