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Smart Devices in the home


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Pilgrim Beart's presentation to CoDE (the Consortium on Digital Energy), June 2009

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Smart Devices in the home

  1. 1. Smart Devices in the home Pilgrim Beart
  2. 2. Closing the Energy Gap Fossil Renewable Home Transport Other Supply Demand Gap
  3. 3. UK household consumption 3,300 kWh Electricity Natural Gas 20,500 kWh SOURCE: USWITCH JUNE 2008
  4. 4. California household consumption 49 therms/household/month =588 per year = 17,000 kWh Electricity Natural Gas 5914 kWh 17000 kWh
  5. 5. Managing Demand <ul><li>90% of consumers are concerned about their energy bills </li></ul><ul><li>and want to save money (and energy) now* </li></ul><ul><li>To do this consumers need the necessary information </li></ul><ul><li>and ability to easily control consumption. </li></ul>*OnePoll survey of 1000 UK broadband users, Sep 2008 CONTROL MEASURE & INFORM
  6. 6. Smart Devices in the home Consumer I really want this! It just works Inform Control Save Displays Smart Meter Controls/ Sensors Microgen HVAC Thermostat Appliances (retrofit) Retrofit meter Smart appliances Gateway & rules engine Broadband Smart Grid Utility NAN WAN
  7. 7. Smart Device benefits <ul><li>Engage with consumer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Turn data into “news” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Deliver information to where their attention already is (e.g. phone, TV, web) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Drive down overall consumption </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Effective </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fast </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Low cost of entry </li></ul></ul>