smarter metering system to integrate utility and consumer services
Makes consumers appreciate smart meters as much as their mobile phones and tabs
Track use of energy on a timescale - Ensure your factory or home's budget stays within limits.
Asset-level notifications - Set alerts when transformer temperature rises beyond a limit or your washing machine turns on/off.
Identify Energy Guzzlers and Leakages - and know how much they cost you
Stay Safe and Secure - Set alerts when your stove is switched on beyond a certain time limit.
Future-proofing with Eficaa's Energy Efficiency Platform
No hardware changes on the field in the foreseeable future despite dynamic functional change requests
Centralized software updates
DoTa firmware updates - No more time-consuming and inconsistent version changes
High Sampling Rates
IS-16444 type tested meters in progress
Sampling power at very high rates (commercially available solutions measure power at up to 1MHz), will support:
Real-time load disaggregation: Different devices in a home use power differently. By sampling at very high frequencies, it is possible to build a library of device signatures that can then be detected in real-time in homes. This real-time view of device activity can be used to improve energy efficiency, provide more holistic demand response, and build consumer trust and engagement.
Fault detection: a number of device and system failures show up in homes’ electrical signals. High resolution metering allows very detailed views of the operation of an appliance’s components that can be used to detect and diagnose faults.
Detailed grid analytics: By measuring not only voltage and power factor, but also the detailed voltage waveform (up to very high harmonics), it is possible to collect a wide range of grid performance metrics and detect grid faults quickly and cost effectively.
Support for Security
AES 128 or AES 256 encryption depending on what payload is acceptable to the system for optimal performance
Protection from cyber threats is an increasingly important concern for the grid. It becomes even more critical as platforms handle a wide-range of consumer services that interact with the grid.
Both the integrity of the grid and consumer data privacy must be maintained. Software can provide the right boundaries and flexibility, but hardware support is needed to secure these boundaries against cyber threats.
Real-time low latency networking
The deployment of engaging consumer-facing applications depends on networking infrastructure that allows real-time, low-latency (< 0.5 seconds) communication from end devices to centralized applications and back to consumer-facing mobile and web applications. This low-latency networking is also key as the need for real-time load control (automated real-time demand response) increases with rising penetration of distributed intermittent power sources.