Intelligent Thermostat Service
The Intelligent Thermostat Service is a self-learning software service. It models the heating and cooling behaviour of the house and is able to calculate the house’s energy needs for HVAC. It combines the house behaviour with external information like weather forecast, electricity rates, and even demand response signals. It can adjust how the house becomes as comfortable, ecological or economical as the users wish and selects either the most appropriate time to run the heating or cooling system, or the most suitable temperature to set the associated smart thermostat.
The Intelligent Thermostat Optimization Algorithm can be provided with multiple input streams and given various actions to support. These actions set the budgets (monetary or energy) and the priorities between economy, ecology and comfort. Depending on house behaviour and energy cost share between heating, cooling and household consumption, users can get savings up to 40%.
Intelligent Solar Service
The Intelligent Solar Service is a solution for Solar PV providers that want to offer the ability to their customers to optimize their usage of home produced photovoltaic electricity and to reduce the amount of purchased energy. The Intelligent Solar Service analyzes a households’ electricity consumption pattern, monitors the PV energy production and optimizes the consumption to match the energy production profile by controlling the household appliances (e.g. heat pump, warm water boiler, thermostat). The solution also visualizes production and consumption. The system intelligently adapts to the user’s changing habits and helps the homeowners save money, while improving their lifestyle.
Intelligent Storage Service
The Intelligent Storage Service is a solution for buildings that want to operate as autonomously as possible. It considers that the building has a form of energy storage device, it could be a battery or an electric vehicle, and wants to minimize the amount of purchased energy. It considers the charging/discharging characteristics of the storage devices and optimizes the operation so that storage cycles are minimized and the household appliances (e.g. heat pump, warm water boiler, thermostat) are operated at the best possible time. The solution also visualizes production, storage, and consumption.
Thermostat Type Identification Service
The purpose of this service is to differentiate between programmable or manual thermostat operation by using the gas consumption data. This service helps the utility companies to:
Improve marketing and sales by offering improved pricing plans, smart thermostat services and to reduce their customer churn.
Increase customer satisfaction through energy saving recommendations to help them to pay less.
At the same time, the end customer has the following benefits:
Raise awareness through periodic reports that estimate the possible savings of using a programmable thermostat instead of a manually controlled thermostat.
Potentially propose heating schedules that will help them reduce their gas consumption
Load Loss Detection Service
The purpose of this service is to detect the percentage of the total house (electric/gas) load consumption that is unnecessarily spent in a house. Load losses for electricity and gas have different meaning for this service.
In terms of electricity, this service will provide the upper percentage of electricity spent by electronic and electrical house appliances while they are switched off (but are designed to draw some power) or in a standby mode.
In the case of gas, this service will provide the percentage of time where the gas heating furnace was unnecessarily ON i.e. no people were in the house excluding preheating functionality.
In both cases, the percentage can be translated to loss of money for the customer.
Benefits for customers:
Possible leaks in the electricity or gas infrastructure can be detected when losses are unexpectedly high.
Customers feel confident that their utility takes care of any misbehaviour.
Benefits for utilities:
Increased customer satisfaction and trust can lead to higher retention of existing and attraction of new customers.
A new service for utilities customers to help them worry less about their energy bill.
Load Deviation Detection Service
The purpose of this service is to detect sudden peaks or drops in electric/gas load consumption that deviate from previously normal behaviour. In addition, this service will provide increasing/decreasing trends in load consumption.
Benefits for customers:
Possible leaks in electricity or gas infrastructure can be detected when losses are unexpectedly high.
Save money and headaches.
Benefits for utilities:
Provide tailor made contract to customers with increasing/decreasing trends in load consumption.
Provide polite notifications/alerts to customers when sudden peaks/drops in load consumption occur (increased customer retention, building trust).
Offer utilities customers a new service that will help utilities to gain trust, reduce customer churn and increase customer numbers.