20. October 2015 · Comments Off on Smart grids attract smart money: ‘With the IoT it’s the energy use cases that are attracting investors’, says AutoGrid  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

New developments in the generation, distribution and consumption of electricity have made the energy sector a hotbed of innovation in what has become known as the Internet of Energy.”With the IoT more generally, the marketing hype has largely gone ahead of the reality,” says Raj Pai, global head products and marketing at energy analytics firm AutoGrid. “But where people are spending is in the energy use cases. These are the ones that are getting funded.”

Source: Smart grids attract smart money: ‘With the IoT it’s the energy use cases that are attracting investors’, says AutoGrid – 20 Oct 2015 – Computing Analysis

17. August 2015 · Comments Off on New app could cut domestic energy use by 10% · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

A new app that can reportedly cut household energy use by 10% is being rolled out to 200,000 Swedish homes.The Energy Tree app analyses data from the smart power grid to discover households’ energy trends and encourages users to consume less energy through personalised feedback and guidance.“The Energy Tree combines behavioural science and gamification with data analytics to engage and motivate households,” said a statement from the app developers Greenely.

Source: New app could cut domestic energy use by 10%

06. May 2015 · Comments Off on Three Leaders Emerge in the Battle of Smart Home Platforms · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The home energy management (HEM) market—made up of systems of smart, networked devices that can dynamically adjust energy use within a home—has been evolving dramatically. A number of analysts are now forecasting rapid growth over the next several years that could turn HEM into a multibillion-dollar industry by 2020. Although such growth may have huge implications for energy efficiency and demand response, the plethora of wireless communication standards (including Wi-Fi, ZigBee, Z-Wave, Thread, and Bluetooth LE) and the seemingly innumerable HEM platforms available have presented a substantial barrier to overall HEM adoption to date by limiting interconnectivity between devices. However, three companies—Apple, Nest, and Icontrol—now seem poised to emerge from the melee of HEM vendors and service providers to help bring order to this fragmented and largely leaderless industry.

Source: Three Leaders Emerge in the Battle of Smart Home Platforms – Smart Cities Smart Cities

28. April 2015 · Comments Off on How a smart grid project is pushing Northwest utilities to innovate · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The largest smart grid project in the country is winding down, its participants just beginning to sift through five years of lessons learned, but one thing has become very clear: It’s all about the data.The Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration kicked off in 2010 with an impressive array of stats: five states involved, 60,000 metered customers, 11 utilities and a $178 million budget. The plan called for a broad range of projects to be equally funded by participants and the U.S. Department of Energy, individually testing out ideas and concepts while working jointly to see if a regional smart grid could reduce energy use and improve reliability.

Source: How a smart grid project is pushing Northwest utilities to innovate | Utility Dive

21. April 2015 · Comments Off on The Internet of Things will reduce energy use · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

One of the primary benefits of Internet of Things (IoT) devices is their ability to collect data that will ultimately help increase efficiency and mitigate problems before they occur.

Now, power companies have begun to take advantage of smart meters, in particular, in order to directly connect with their customers and find out information about their power use. From there, the power company can allocate energy efficiently through a connected smart grid and encourage customers to monitor and reduce their own usage.

via The Internet of Things will reduce energy use – Business Insider.