Smappee and EasyMeter  

 Smappee and EasyMeter

Customer: EasyMeter
Country: Germany
Industry: Smart meters

 

Smappee and EasyMeter proof of concept     

Profile

German meter manufacturer EasyMeter stands for simple, modular meter solutions. The development and production takes place in Bielefeld, Westphalia. Since 2009, its meters have been equipped with a measuring chip they developed themselves. The company is a supplier of smart meters in Germany and was looking for a way to offer a solution for the current smart meters that are not cost effective and do not increase energy efficiency. The solution needs to convince consumers to use less energy by encouraging them in a way that interests them. This is only feasible by offering them sufficient real-time information on their energy use to which they can respond immediately.

Concept

EasyMeter and Smappee created a readymade concept: a smart meter with Smappee technology. The solution involves an additional Smappee port, the S1 port, to which the Smappee energy monitor can be connected. This simple and cheap solution can extract information on the real-time energy production of solar panels and the consumption data for each individual appliance. The consumer can follow this information in the Smappee app and respond immediately, how and when they want to. That enables them to adjust their consumption behavior and really achieve savings. It’s also a great concept for governments and energy companies to further expand their smart transmission and distribition network and actively involve citizens in environmental objectives.

 

Challenge

Governments want cheap solutions they can market quickly and smoothly. The primary motive is not energy and cost savings for the consumer. The consumer does not feel involved and therefore does not adapt their energy consumption habits. EasyMeter needs a solution that doesn’t add much extra costs to the smart meter for the consumers but does o er the consumer the insights they need to make real energy savings possible.

   Results

  • Citizens can instantly take action and are really involved in their energy consumption and efficiency
  • Effective smart meters at almost the same cost of the current smart meters
  • Governments and energy companies can obtain their energy goals and build their smart transmission and distribution networks 

   

    Why Smappee?

  • Easy to install – not time consuming
  • Very accurate measurements compared to other systems
  • Easy-to-use for client via app
  • Real-time actionable data
  • Measures accurately and real-time energy and solar
  • Ready to use technology
  • Affordable addition to smart meter  

 


  

Smappee and EasyMeter

  

Smappee & EasyMeter create super smart meter

The EU wants at least 80 per cent of all analogue energy meters to be replaced with smart meters by 2020. The objective is to reduce emissions and energy consumption in Europe by 9 per cent. Almost all European countries are actively implementing smart meters for the expansion of smart transmission and distribution networks’. Yet we see that the current smart meters are not cost effective and do not increase energy efficiency. Governments want cheap solutions they can market quickly and smoothly. The primary motive is not energy and cost savings for the consumer. The consumer does not feel involved and therefore does not adapt his energy consumption habits. To make the smart meter successful, real-time data at the level of individual appliances is required. EasyMeter and Smappee are convinced that this insight is the key to success for the smart meter that until now has not achieved its potential and intended results.

Balance energy use and production

Smappee accurately measures your real-time energy production and consumption, down to appliance level, and shows you how much it costs in kWh and currency per day, month and year. This detailed information is easily accessible in the Smappee app and allows users to discover energy guzzlers, reduce always-on energy, adjust their behavior and balance their power usage to the power produced – becoming CO2 neutral. EasyMeter and Smappee are presenting a meter that, unlike current smart meters, provides real-time insight into the energy consumption of individual appliances and thus involves the consumer in their energy consumption. It’s a readymade concept: a smart meter with Smappee technology. The solution   involves an additional Smappee port, the S1 port, to which the smart energy monitor can be connected. This simple and cheap solution can extract information on the real-time energy production of solar panels and the consumption data for each individual appliance. The consumer can follow this information in the Smappee app and respond immediately, how and when they want to. That enables them to adjust their consumption behavior and achieve savings. This is also a perfect concept for governments and energy companies: this small measure can further expand their smart transmission and distribution networks and actively involve citizens in environmental objectives.