– In the Cyd Ynni trial, each household has an ‘Energy Dashboard’ that can be viewed on a tablet or smartphone where they can see when are good times of day to use power. Households can see when they used power half-hour by half-hour and a forecast of the hydro generation so that they know when it’s cheapest to use power. They can also see the total energy demand of the households involved in the trial.
– We’re working on a home energy hub – a helping hand to schedule appliances around the house and even offer other services in home to make life easier. This isn’t ‘big brother’ the household remains in control. The first prototypes will be ready in Winter 2017.
We are also working on better communications with Energy Assets to provide near real time readings from the meter.