New York, NY, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — September 17, 2009 – Consolidated Edison Company of New York (Con Edison), the regulated utility that provides electric service in New York City, has selected home energy solutions provider EnergyHub, Inc. to provide energy management tools for its smart grid pilot program in Queens.
EnergyHub will provide selected Con Edison customers with its in-home Dashboard and Consumer Web Portal as well as other tools that allow consumers to track and control their energy usage for greater energy and monetary savings.
“Working with EnergyHub, we look forward to introducing the smart grid to New York City. Together, we will make the city a model for showing how smart grid technologies can work in dense urban areas to improve service reliability and help reduce customers’ electric usage,” said Louis Rana, president and COO of Con Edison.
The Dashboard, Socket, Power Strip, and Consumer Web Portal are key components of EnergyHub’s home area network (HAN) solution for utilities and consumers. They provide the combination of residential HVAC control, energy monitoring, and appliance management. The Dashboard’s intuitive touchscreen interface allows users to monitor and control all electrical devices and appliances in the home, and provides an “at a glance” overview of the home’s total electricity and gas use, both historical and in real time. The Consumer Web Portal gives residential customers detailed analysis of their energy usage, as well as remote control of their energy consuming devices in the home. As two-way messaging platforms, the Dashboard and Consumer Web Portal display energy prices and peak demand warnings, send customers energy saving tips, and manage demand response events.
“Our partnership with Con Edison gives EnergyHub an exceptional opportunity to demonstrate the value of our solution for both the utility and its customers,”said Seth Frader-Thompson, CEO of EnergyHub. “We are thrilled to have a thought leader like Con Edison as one of our early customers.”
With one of the highest load densities in the world, New York City and its surrounding area represent the most complex and diverse test bed for urban and suburban smart grid performance. The objective of Con Edison’s $6 million smart grid pilot program is to build a smart grid prototype that would demonstrate many high-tech and intelligent components, including two-way communication between the company and the customer.