National Grid picks CEIVA Energy for Worcester smart grid pilot
The CEIVA Homeview Energy Display is the interactive device that will allow customers to instantly view home energy usage along with pictures of friends and family
The CEIVA Homeview Energy Display is the interactive device that will allow customers to instantly view home energy usage along with pictures of friends and family.
Displaying instant energy information in context with constantly updating personal photos puts energy awareness into the lives of consumers in a way that has never been possible before, empowering consumers to take control of their usage habits.
Deployment of the CEIVA Homeview Energy Display is made easy with CEIVA Entryway. CEIVA Entryway allows utilities to activate the Home Area Network, including provisioning HAN devices, creating groups of customers and meters, creating message profiles and templates, and monitoring response analytics.
National Grid's smart grid pilot, which was developed in partnership with customers, the city of Worcester and other key parties, is designed to provide 15,000 participating customers a new level of choice and control over their energy use through advanced technology, with the goals of empowering customers to save energy, increasing electric service reliability and improving response to power outages.
The CEIVA Homeview Energy Display will be installed in a portion of National Grid customers' homes who are participating in the pilot. The CEIVA Homeview Energy Display will provide those customers with instant information about their home's electric consumption.
It will also enable National Grid to further engage with its customers by sending them useful energy saving tips and local community information. Additionally, customers will be able to use CEIVA's popular connected PicturePlan services to receive and share pictures.
As part of the pilot, National Grid will continue to focus on proactive customer and community engagement that allows for customer interaction and education - a key difference that sets this pilot apart from other smart grid programs across the country.
CEIVA Energy is a unit of Burbank, California-based CEIVA Logic, inventors of the connected photo display. CEIVA Energy's flagship product, the CEIVA Homeview, connects consumers with their homes by delivering energy, gas and water data alongside personal photos. The launch of Entryway provides utilities a complete toolkit for deploying smart meter technology and engaging their customers on a large scale.