Energy Analytics in Smart Homes / Smart Buildings

The 2021 event year began for CLEMAP in the second week of January. With the participation in the Smart Home 2021 Forum organised by Electro Suisse, an event was on the agenda that was dedicated to the possibilities of smart homes and the associated challenges for the technology. Our COO Pascal Kienast spoke about the role of energy analytics in Smart Homes / Smart Buildings. Read the main points of his short presentation below and watch the video.

Potential of energy as a data source

At CLEMAP, we believe that the potential of using energy as a data source has not yet been fully exploited. This potential is available for a wide range of industries, including the real estate sector for operators of properties (smart homes and smart buildings). The situation there is currently as follows: An estimated 95% of energy measurement still does not take place at all or is analogue, i.e. is not carried out by intelligent, digital measuring devices. Non-digitised data is not only difficult to obtain, it also does not offer the possibility for well-founded analyses. Using machine learning in combination with intelligent algorithms, CLEMAP adds value to energy data by performing detailed, scalable and efficient analyses. These analyses add value to the data and can be used for a variety of purposes besides energy billing (efficiency improvement, alerts, predictive maintenance).

Potential energy as a data source

Electromobility challenges operators and owners of smart homes

An electric car consumes about the same amount of electricity per year as a small detached house in the same period (about 7000 kWh). What is good news for the environment due to the CO2 emissions saved is at the same time a major challenge for electricity grids. The load on the grids caused by the growing share of electromobility is enormous. By analysing the energy data or the current consumption, it becomes clear to what extent the grid capacity is already being used. With the help of dynamic load management such as that of CLEMAP, it is ensured that at no time is more energy drawn than the backup allows. The intelligent system analyses how much of the available energy is already being used in the household and forwards the remaining energy to the charging stations. This prevents the central fuse of the Smart Home from blowing out and the energy is used optimally. This optimisation of charging station performance is just one of the new business opportunities that are emerging.

Transparency creates awareness

What does it take to make the energy future more sustainable? With a view to the Energy Strategy 2050, the answer is "reduce energy consumption". For this to succeed, a change in society's energy consumption behaviour is necessary. This change will not happen on its own, but must be actively initiated. One approach is to create transparency in one's own energy budget. Only if the population knows how electricity costs are made up and what can be done to reduce them, is a change in society's energy consumption behaviour possible. This transparency is created by the CLEMAP One energy meter, which uses the free CLEMAP app to show exactly how costs (CHF) and consumption (kWh) add up. Thanks to intelligent analytics modules, the app breaks down consumption by device category and also provides information about their costs. For example, it shows how much electricity a washing machine requires and what this energy costs. With CLEMAP's smart energy solutions, service providers and smart home operators can provide their end customers with the information they need to become aware of their own energy consumption and thus enable them to make their personal contribution to achieving the Energy Strategy 2050.

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