Small power (plug load power), can account for up to 40% of a commercial buildings’ energy consumption and has no system to measure, control or automate its use. 25% to 50% of small power can be classed as wasted energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, from occupant devices (laptops, personal heaters etc.) left switched on or in standby for no reason.
This technology offer is designed to simply fit into existing infrastructure and management gap, automatically identifying small power wasted energy and controlling it, reducing total energy costs and GHG emissions by up to 50% and providing a < 3-year investment payback. Furthermore, having an infrastructure that constantly monitor itself not only adds precise and truly ‘smart’ power and carbon metering and reporting, it also adds a new level of safety to occupants by spotting potential issues with power infrastructure and devices.
To find wasted energy, purpose-designed power sockets record data very frequently and accurately. The data is used by proprietary Machine Learning (ML) algorithms designed to identify what is plugged-in, what context the device is in, and then classify it as wasted or not. The in-built ‘Impact Indicator’, a traffic light system for carbon or electricity use, provides a visual cue to an otherwise silent and invisible use of energy.
The advantages provided by this technology is simple; eliminate wasted energy by switching it off or use it for something useful like Demand Side Response (DSR).
Any location that uses power sockets can use this technology. However, the prime applications are commercial offices, large managed residential flats and retail units. Scale is key to the technology working, and full and large deployments are preferred.
This technology is designed to identify and eliminate wasted energy and emissions from buildings. It has the potential to reduce total energy costs and GHG emissions by up to 50%, provide a < 3-year payback, and boost occupant sustainability behaviour.
Further benefits include: