In some countries the energy market regulation requires the utilities to reduce consumption of electricity. All across the globe there is a massive movement towards more efficient use of resources. Utilities can be an essential part of this transformation by making use of the Internet of Things based smart home technology.
This technology can be used to better understand and manage the consumption of electricity within homes. In the long term the goal is to be able to manage the consumption in a way that prevents turning on the more expensive power plants. This can be achieved by collecting data from as many devices and appliances as possible, recognizing patterns and therefore being able to forecast in much better resolution than ever before.
Use case examples
Timely consumption data
Once consumers can measure the consumption of electricity and see how individual devices affect it, they are more likely to make more conscious decisions.
Cozify can make use of a universal ZigBee based sensor that can be attached to the electricity meter and used to provide the required data.
Consumers are very likely to respond positively to a possibility to save money. By actively adjusting heating based on presence information and external conditions, it is possible to offer environmentally oriented and efficient use of energy to heating.
Automated lighting appliances
Automated lights are only on when they are needed and are always turned off when nobody is around.
It is also possible to set the maximum time for any smart plug connected appliance. It offers also peace of mind when a flat iron is never on for more than pre-specified time.
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