AEP Ohio, one of Ohio’s largest electric utilities, has made the company’s home energy management solution available to its residential customers.
Branded as It’s Your Power, the mobile application is available for AEP Ohio’s 1.5 million residential customers via Google Play and the Apple App Store. Customers with homes that are equipped with smart meters can request an Energy Bridge, enabling real-time engagement in the home’s energy usage.
In addition, the Energy Bridge also acts as a smart home hub, allowing for the control and automation of smart devices, including: bulbs, switches and sensors.
As part of the program, customers are offered a Powerley Thermostat to balance HVAC energy usage with comfort, while also enabling AEP Ohio to execute demand response events.
From the mobile app to the hardware to the product packaging, Powerley’s platform is easily customized to any utility for rapid implementation. In less than 12 months, Powerley progressed from an initial internal technology test to a full-scale consumer rollout with AEP Ohio while also driving over 10,000 downloads of the application in the first three months. The platform will also complement AEP Ohio’s expansion of its advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) to 894,000 customers.