The best of distributed energy

Deliver Home Energy Management the right way: connect PV to a battery, to a wall charger and to a heat pump, optimise for maximum self-consumption and create end-customer value.

Today, every distributed energy asset comes with its own connectivity solution, its own app and its own experience. However, an end-to-end approach covering the whole house is missing. Connectivity ranging over different asset types regardless of manufacturer remains a challenge. An overview of household consumption or production is not available. Reports and live data to boost customer engagement? Not there. And optimisation schemes managing energy flows for all assets at home and saving cost and emissions? Hardly possible.

However, with GreenCom Networks’ solution, these functionalities can be implemented easily offering benefits for providers and end customers alike.

 

Home Energy Management with GreenCom - benefits for end customers and service providers

Home Energy Management is more than connecting and controlling residential assets. It is giving homeowners a means to take energy matters into their own hands with maximised self-consumption, transparency and much more. 

Extensive connectivity, supporting 600+ assets

Connect and integrate the vast majority of assets in the market – regardless of manufacturer, model or type – and lay the basis to deliver optimisation and high customer engagement apps.

Maximised optimisation and up to 50% cost saving

Optimise all energy flows in the household and increase PV self-consumption to lower emissions and grid feed-in. Even include variables such as time-of-use tariffs, grid capacity and asset efficiency. 

Full transparency and enhanced engagement

Use real-time transparency to provide an intuitive and holistic home overview. Establish real engagement with individual dashboards, reports, updates and several optimisation algorithms to choose from. An excellent basis to leverage cross- and upselling possibilities.

Fully scalable and VPP ready

Experience true scalability: With tens of thousands of assets running on GreenCom’s platform, volume is never an issue. Neither is VPP integration: Use assets’ aggregated potential for commodity market offerings, flexibility products or other VPP structures.

Integration, optimisation and saving up to 50% - how it works

Connect energy assets through a large asset integration library

GreenCom has built up a large driver library for distributed energy resources. With more than 600 different assets integrated, the platform works with the most important asset brands, models and types, such as solar PV, battery storage, heat pumps, EV chargers or storage heaters. Based on this built-in capatibility, GreenCom provides optimisation capabilities and delivers data for all customer engagement components. An asset in question is not integrated yet? GreenCom has built the tools to quickly integrate new assets.

Manage energy flows and optimise for self-consumption

Enable the most effective use of home storage systems with all integrated assets. Use solar production and battery storage to store energy for times with no solar production and run the heat pump for both space heating and hot water preparation based on solar forecasts and real-time data feeds.

Offer freedom to end customers

Satisfy different needs for different customers: Some are economically driven, others want to maximise their independence or minimise their CO2 footprint. No problem. Empower your customers and let them choose from different optimisation goals with just a tap in the app.

Utilise AI-driven forecasting and optimisation

Profit from GreenCom’s platform using artificial intelligence to forecast the behaviour of all connected energy assets. Based on historical patterns, the platform learns about asset production and user behaviour and incorporates the learnings into its forecasting and asset optimisation ensuring maximum results for end customers.

Run assets more effectively and efficiently

On top of self-consumption, GreenCom’s solution provides several additional Home Energy Management optimisation capabilities: applying time-of-use tariffs to steer EV charging to cheap wholesale prices, deploying heat preparation on off-peak prices and many more. Throttle asset consumption levels over time to stay within technical or commercial grid capacity levels. And, for heat specifically, improve the efficiency by reducing the electricity consumption of the heat pump, while retaining the desired comfort level for the customer.

Home Energy Management in action

End-customers are used to intuitive, seamless services with everything in one place – let’s keep it that way.

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All of the customer’s energy-relevant assets connected

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Live consumption and production overview plus machine-learning-based forecasts

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Reports on all relevant energy data including self-consumption, independence, production and more

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A dashboard with personalised widgets for a direct overview

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Selectable optimisation targets: economic optimisation, CO2 reduction, self-sufficiency

Home Energy Management end customer front end by GreenCom Networks

Home Energy Management takes the energy transition into the living room. It’s not politics or big business. It’s you and me doing something to preserve this planet.

Roel de Krom

Product Manager Home Energy Management

Customer example: Home Energy Management with Centrica​

For Centrica, one of the largest suppliers in the UK, GreenCom provides the IoT backbone for its Home Energy Management services related to the Hive smart home devices, used by about 1.7 million customers.

Besides enabling various distributed assets to interact in the home, GreenCom’s platform allows Centrica to manage the flexibility of IoT-enabled thermostats and heaters, as well as rooftop solar, EV chargers or battery storage for its flexibility trading.

Once these aggregated distributed assets are put into virtual power plants, a multitude of possibilities open up:

respond to changing wholesale energy prices and optimise power costs,
balance local consumption and generation to reduce carbon emissions,
help utilities and grid operators to managing constraints on power grids.

Client

Centrica – more about this

Services

Connect, control, optimise and aggregate distributed energy assets

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Get in touch, build your own Home Energy Management solution

Roel de Krom, Product Manager Home Energy Managent and Remote Monitoring

Roel de Krom

Product manager Home Energy Management

For more than 10 years, Roel has been shaping the home energy market, among others, at Essent in the Netherlands. At GreenCom, Roel works tirelessly, helping customers turn their distributed energy asset base into a profitable business model of tomorrow.