The growing presence of demand response programs and programmable communicating thermostats creates a ‘sweet spot’ that utilities can leverage.
New York, NY (PRWEB) October 03, 2011
EnergyHub Inc., a leading provider of home energy management software and systems, will host a free webinar, “Next Generation Demand Response Using Wi-Fi Thermostats”, on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. During the webinar, Matt Johnson, director of business development at EnergyHub, will present information about the current residential demand response environment, the projected growth for the sector, and the benefits of unifying energy efficiency and demand response programs on the EnergyHub Mercury(TM) software platform. Registration for the free webinar is now open at http://www.energyhub.com.
“Residential demand response programs are quickly becoming the most effective methods of grid optimization. The growing presence of demand response programs and programmable communicating thermostats creates a ‘sweet spot’ that utilities can leverage to meet and exceed their goals for peak energy reduction,” says Johnson.
More than a quarter of U.S. homes in demand response programs also have programmable communicating thermostats, allowing utilities and service providers to improve yields and access real-time measurement and verification via services like the Mercury platform. The opportunity is only expected to grow, as analysts predict the sales of programmable communicating thermostats to increase significantly over the next few years.
The EnergyHub webinar will cover the following topics:
- The current demand response environment
- The differences between one-way and two-way demand response programs
- Overcoming the barriers to energy efficiency and demand response success
- In-depth overview of the Mercury software platform
The EnergyHub Mercury smart thermostat service is a powerful software platform designed to reduce residential energy consumption without sacrificing comfort. The cloud-based service unlocks the potential of off-the-shelf wireless thermostats by analyzing the consumer’s comfort preferences and the home’s unique characteristics to arrive at a customized heating and cooling plan. Over time, the system provides personalized coaching based on the home’s historical performance and provides comparisons to other households to encourage even greater efficiency.
Utilities and grid operators use the software’s robust analytics and back-end management tools to improve the yield of demand response programs while delivering real-time measurement and verification. Offered either as a turnkey solution or as a supplement to existing consumer-facing programs, the platform integrates easily with AMI and AMR network deployments, without the need for costly back-end investment.
EnergyHub, Inc. develops software and hardware solutions that help consumers and utilities reduce energy consumption and save money. EnergyHub solutions allow homeowners to understand and control energy use in real time and encourage people to take actionable steps to reduce consumption. Utilities also benefit from EnergyHub technology as it enables them to identify and manage peak loads, implement effective demand response programs, and improve operating efficiency.
EnergyHub is based in Brooklyn, New York and is a privately held venture-backed company. For more information on how to turn complex energy issues into actionable savings visit http://www.energyhub.com
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