OAKLAND, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Whisker Labs, bringing next generation home energy intelligence technologies to market, today announced it has been named a 2017 Grid Edge Award winner by Greentech Media. Whisker Labs was selected from hundreds of nominations and was presented the award at Grid Edge World Forum, which takes place June 27th-29th, 2017 in San Jose, California.
Every year, Greentech Media seeks to highlight the industry leaders paving the way toward tomorrow’s distributed energy system. The Grid Edge Awards represent the top twenty companies or projects that showcase innovative products, introduce new business models to the electricity sector, or otherwise present alternative ways of managing the electric grid that are more efficient and reliable. Started in 2014, Grid Edge Award winners have included start-ups, established technology vendors, utilities, energy providers, among others.
Whisker Labs was recognized by Greentech Media for its breakthrough do-it-yourself (DIY) home energy monitoring sensor and home intelligence platform that delivers real-time power usage and diagnostic information for home appliances – without costly and complex professional installation. This includes the ability to monitor the power usage and health of heating and cooling systems as well as non-connected appliances like refrigerators, dishwashers and washer/dryers to identify energy hogs and pre-empt failures.
Power data collected at thousands of times a second by the Whisker Labs sensor will inform and enhance Connected Savings℠ Intelligent Demand Side Management (IDSM) services to deliver advanced demand response and energy efficiency. Whisker Labs’ energy intelligence platform integrates connected home devices with proprietary weather data to develop predictive algorithms that keep homeowners comfortable while they manage and optimize energy usage to improve grid stability and boost energy efficiency. Connected Savings services have been shown to deliver 3X more HVAC savings when combined with connected thermostats, and as much as 1.76 kW/home in peak load reduction in demand response programs in Texas.
“We’ve solved a very hard problem, measuring energy use in the home in real-time and at high frequencies through contactless sensing,” said Amena Ali, chief revenue officer, Whisker Labs. “We are delighted to receive the 2017 Grid Edge Award for our DIY energy sensor and data services platform which enable new ways to enhance grid efficiency, engage consumers and provide a path to making every home a connected home.”
At Grid Edge World Forum, Ali will be speaking on a panel at the Grid Edge World Forum, “The Plug & Play Grid: Realizing the Full Opportunity of the Internet of Things.” Whisker Labs will also have a live demo of their new sensor at Grid Edge World Forum in booth #501.
For additional information on Whisker Labs’ sensor and platform, visit www.whiskerlabs.com.
About Whisker Labs
Whisker Labs, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Earth Networks, delivers next generation home energy intelligence technology to realize the full potential of the connected home. Whisker Labs’ sensing and software platform optimizes connected devices, and brings non-connected devices online for home efficiency, fault detection, and peace of mind. Our platform is used by market leaders for enhanced energy efficiency and intelligent demand response. For more information, visit www.whiskerlabs.com.