Improvements to the system include an updated look and feel to the Home Base, the EnergyHub in-home display and control center. A refresh of the software for the Home Base and the online MyHub portal make the EnergyHub system even more engaging for consumers to use, communicating complex energy information in terms that they can understand. As a result, consumers can take action to reduce their in-home energy use and save money, while utilities increase efficiency and reduce costs.
“We’re building upon our industry-leading user experience expertise to deliver the best possible results,” said CEO Seth Frader-Thompson. “The new Home Base is EnergyHub’s leap forward as we deliver on cost-effective demand response tools for utilities and year-round efficiency for their customers.”
The EnergyHub system enables utilities and energy providers to effectively implement demand response programs, including customer segmentation, appliance-level control, and real-time monitoring, measurement, and verification. At the core of the system is the EnergyHub Data Exchange (EDX) – a robust, cloud-based control center that transmits and tracks data between the Home Base, the smart meter, and in-home devices to give consumers and utilities live, actionable information.
The EDX can operate independently to get up-and-running quickly or can integrate with utilities’ existing meter data management and operational systems. It also supports the EnergyHub Utility Web Portal, which is used to identify available loads and call events in real time enabling better returns on demand response programs. After programs are implemented, utilities can access reliable measurement and verification data to report on the savings.
“The EDX allows utilities to fully leverage emerging AMI networks and existing AMR systems to implement highly targeted demand response programs based on real-time network needs,” said David Wechsler, vice president of business development for EnergyHub. “The EnergyHub system provides the most cost-effective demand response capability, which is fully measured and verified to confirm results.”
The upgraded EnergyHub hardware begins shipping to utilities and energy providers in March. The MyHub portal will be refreshed in April. A mobile application for the iPhone/iPad/iPod is now available that allows users to make changes to their energy settings and turn connected appliances on or off from wherever they are. It’s downloadable free from the Apple App Store.
EnergyHub was founded on the belief that it’s good to save energy. EnergyHub develops software and hardware solutions that help consumers and utilities reduce energy consumption and save money. The EnergyHub system allows homeowners to understand full-home energy use in real time and encourages people to take actionable steps to reduce consumption—right down to the appliance level. Utilities also benefit from EnergyHub technology as it enables them to identify and manage peak loads, implement effective demand response programs, and improve operating efficiency. Large and small utilities alike have deployed EnergyHub systems and are seeing double-digit energy savings in homes.
EnergyHub is based in Brooklyn, New York and is a privately held venture-backed company. For more information on how to turn complex energy issues into actionable savings visit www.energyhub.com
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