12. May 2016 · Comments Off on Have We Been Trying to Build the Energy-Smart Home All Wrong?  · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

A decade ago, energy-smart home enthusiasts thought we’d all be obsessively tracking energy markets from specialized terminals placed in every room around our homes.They were right about one thing: We all now have little screens that help us track everything around us. But energy is still at the bottom of the priority list for homeowners.Home energy management is facing a bit of an identity crisis.

Source: Have We Been Trying to Build the Energy-Smart Home All Wrong? | Greentech Media

29. January 2016 · Comments Off on Southeast Asia fastest growing smart grid market in APAC  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Southeast Asia (SEA) is estimated to be the fastest growing smart grid market in APAC region, says a new report from Frost & Sullivan.South Korea and Japan will continue to be the hot spots for smart grid project deployment in North Asia during the forecast period, the report synopsis said.Investments in smart grid test-bed in Thailand, home energy management systems (HEMS) installations in Singapore, and advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) rollouts in the Philippines are expected to drive the market.

Source: GreentechLead | Southeast Asia fastest growing smart grid market in APAC – GreentechLead

02. May 2015 · Comments Off on Will utilities (and Apple) be left out of home energy management? · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

SolarCity announced a partnership with Nest last week to bring Nest Thermostats to the next 10,000 customers who have solar panels installed through SolarCity. But what does the partnership mean for the industry, and how do utilities factor in?

Neil Strother, Principal Research Analyst – Energy for Navigant, told Smart Grid News that “it’s not a big surprise but is an interesting move for both companies,” and explained that, from a home energy management perspective, it’s something that the industry has anticipated.

Source: Will utilities (and Apple) be left out of home energy management? – SmartGridNews

03. April 2015 · Comments Off on Utilities ”clamoring” to get into home energy market · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Tech companies, energy retailers, service providers, utilities and investors make up just a fraction of the diverse set of industries clamoring to enter the home energy market, according to new research from GTM Research.

A growing list of blue-chip vendors, including Apple, ADT, Google (after it acquired Nest), Samsung, Verizon, and Wal-Mart, are entering the arena — already crowded with solar, security, telecom and energy providers — by partnering with incumbent hardware and software providers to develop home internet-of-things ecosystems to usher in a new phase of home energy management solutions.

via Utilities ”clamoring” to get into home energy market – SmartGridNews.

10. February 2015 · Comments Off on ComEd, Bidgely partner on home energy management pilot · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

ComEd said it will be the first utility to offer Bidgely’s newest home energy management technology to customers, providing them with personalized energy reports detailing how and when they use energy in their home. Bidgely’s HomeBeat Energy Monitor allows the utility to offer real-time energy insights like high-usage alerts via mobile push notifications within minutes of use.

via ComEd, Bidgely partner on home energy management pilot | Utility Dive.