National Grid rolls out CEIVA solution for home energy management


US utility National Grid has deployed a CEIVA Energy home energy management system (HEMs) as part of its Smart Energy Solutions Programme.

The system has been rolled out to nearly 15,000 National Grid customers in the city of Worcester in Massachusetts and will help run energy efficiency, demand response and customer engagement solutions for opt-in customers.

CEIVAEnergyData_med-1CEIVA’s HEMs connects a range of technology solutions such as smart plugs, digital picture frames and smart thermostats to help Smart Energy Solutions customers have control over energy use and reduce costs, especially during times of peak demand on the grid.

William Jones, director, Smart Energy Solutions Program, at National Grid, said: “Through our Smart Energy Solutions Program, we are providing customers with choice, control and convenience in managing their energy use.”

HEMS solutions

As part of the deployment, National Grid has rolled out several CEIVA Energy HEMS technologies including CEIVA Homeview, an engagement solution that collects detailed energy data directly from smart meters, then presents it to customers in a variety of formats, including a mobile app, website and digital picture frame that mixes energy data with personal photos to attract attention.

Customers can also control smart plugs via the Homeview app.

CEIVA Entryway is a software suite that enables support of utility-supplied technology solutions, manages the smart meter HAN and delivers residential demand response (DR) capabilities and energy efficiency programs, while CEIVA Energy’s HEMS platform integrates with National Grid’s technology partners, including Itron, Carrier, Verizon, Safeplug and Digi, to improve interoperability.