A significant improvement in Demand Side Management communications technologies towards smart appliances direct control

Data has been transmitted across a national electricity grid for the first time, in what could be a significant step towards the creation of virtual power stations, where many thousands of homes and businesses combine…

Outstanding smart thermostat vendors

The market for communicating and smart thermostats has exploded with activity in the last couple of years, evolving through an early technology adoption phase and into a stable and growing market. Recently, partnerships among vendors,…

Sensors may be key to truly smart cities

Smart cities may be a wave of the future, but many countries are just working to support their residents in the present. A new technology looks at how, as populations increase, technology can help bring…

How the home energy management market is reinventing itself

Home energy management has been poised to take off for the last decade. Despite analysts’ optimistic predictions, it hasn’t. But after 10 years of watching the market struggle, with consumers showing just moderate interest in…

Residential demand response (DR) becoming more customer-friendly

Residential demand response (DR) hails as far back as the 1970s when it was used as a component of the energy conservation focus of demand-side management (DSM) programs to encourage consumers to use less electricity…