The client is a fast-growing US-based company* in the energy management and storage sector. The company engineered state-of-the-art hardware — sensor boards which when added to an ordinary electrical panel enable the management of the household’s power consumption, storage and pricing and provide visibility on energy usage.
Since 2017, Digiteum has been working on the client’s IoT energy monitoring platform. The team was assigned to design, implement and enhance the platform’s extensive functionality, data model and processes, services, integrations, operations and applications for various end-users (households, utility companies and electricity suppliers, energy consumption and conservation researchers).
Digiteum team has developed and configured a range of software and middleware tools and IoT infrastructure solutions.
- Big data ecosystem to collect, process, aggregate and store telemetry data and ensure its security and consistency.
- Golang backend to handle hardware operations, multiple user roles and enable reliable connectivity between all system parts.
- Web portals and mobile applications for end-users to monitor and remotely control electricity usage and loads, pricing, solar power production and energy storage.
- Data analytics and visualization tools to provide end-users with Internet of Things and energy consumption insights and trends.
Today, the client’s system already stands out among other IoT projects on energy conservation and management thanks to its valuable features, easy installation and setup, quick return on investment and significant savings further on. It’s been recognized by a number of leading companies in the energy sector, including big solar and energy storage players. The client’s energy management platform is proven to simplify the installation of storage systems.
Energy management platform is the solution that transforms the way people and companies use and control electricity, electrical devices, loads and power storage. Thanks to IoT monitoring tools integrated into the system, different categories of end-users gain incredible visibility into power consumption. For example, utility companies obtain new capabilities to remotely track power usage and loads, calculate pricing on-demand in real-time, make informed decisions on the power supply and automate management. The system provides a rich set of features:
- Electric circuit management and remote control.
- Monitoring of the circuits’ proper functioning and detecting possible anomalies.
- Remote device identification and management.
- Predictive calculation of power cost using the demand-based approach.
- Real-time analytics and visualization of the data on power consumption.
- Dynamic output of usage insights on functional dashboards and reports.
- Storage of the power surplus which can be used in the cases of a power outage.
- Manual management of electricity distribution in the cases of power outage which helps select and keep the most important devices on.
There are multiple benefits of using Internet of Things in electricity management for various categories of users.
For the residents of smart homes and smart buildings
Households and the residents of other buildings with IoT and power monitor systems installed are able to:
- remotely control electric appliances and circuits.
- configure and automate energy consumption regimes (for example, Away, Eco, etc.).
- calculate and monitor power consumption cost in real time.
- predict further spending on electricity based on the current demand.
- detect potentially dangerous anomalies in the operation of electric appliances.
- improve fire safety on the premises.
- store power surplus and manage it manually in case of a power outage.
- promote power-saving user behavior.
For electricity suppliers and utility companies
Utility companies and electricity suppliers get previously unavailable control over their resources and valuable insights to make data-driven business decisions. Using IoT and power consumption telemetry system, they are able to:
- perform real-time energy supply and usage monitoring.
- determine and analyze power consumption patterns based on created data.
- build informative visualizations and reporting.
- develop utility plans based on demand response pricing programs.
- identify used devices and detect abnormalities in power supply.
For researchers and environmentalists
Researchers, environmental engineers and conservation specialists make one more important user category. These groups leverage the valuable data created and collected by the system, study power consumption patterns and use these insights to create forward-looking energy conservation strategy. Thanks to Internet of Things and power consumption telemetry, researchers are able to:
- determine power consumption patterns and study electricity usage behavior.
- identify the trends of energy usage and build a data-driven strategy to optimize power consumption and save resources.
- leverage historical data on energy supply and usage to get a bigger picture and statistics for research purposes.
- Real-time electricity consumption monitoring and analytics.
- Remote control of electric appliances, automated calculation of cost.
- Electronic device recognition based on smart algorithms.
- Identification of usage patterns and energy consumption trends.
- Automated control and configuration of energy supply.
- Big data collection, analytics, visualization and reporting.
- Detection of abnormalities and dangerous operation of electric appliances.
- Improved security and prevention of overloads and malfunctions.
- Power storage and optimized electricity distribution in case of shut-off.
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