As part of a test project, 30 houses in Svebølle in Western Zealand have had WiFi connected to their electricity meters and heat pumps – and that gives us a look into an intelligent future.
The test project should give the cooperative members a better overview of their own energy, water and heat consumption. This is done by collecting consumption data from the electronic devices the members have in their houses.
The members can view their total consumption using an app on their tablets or smartphones. The app not only monitors their consumption but also provides good advice tailored for the lifestyle and energy consumption of the individual member. In addition, the participating members can also anonymously compare their consumption with other families, similar to their own, and thus become even more aware of their energy consumption.
Using intelligent energy monitoring in your home, you can
- gain an overview of your energy consumption
- monitor precisely when your consumption changes
- see whether you are good at saving energy
- get good advice tailored for your home
- give good advice to others
The municipality can also use the tool
Having WiFi installed in the street lamps of the city and equipment in the homes of the individual citizens the consumption of water, electricity and heating can be measured to such a precise degree that it also becomes a useful tool for the municipality. The municipality can find out where to implement improvements in relation to the climate, the townscape and technology – and thus make the city smarter. Thereby, the project is also a tool to make the city intelligent.