ROYAL OAK, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Powerley today announced that AEP Ohio, one of Ohio’s largest electric utilities, has made the company’s home energy management solution available to its residential customers. AEP Ohio leveraged Powerley’s end-to-end hardware and software platform to become one of the first utilities globally to provide a real-time energy management experience.
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.
“Powerley is proud to partner with AEP Ohio as one of the first utilities globally to deliver the energy-driven smart home experience,” stated Manoj Kumar, chief executive officer of Powerley. “Powerley’s solution allows utilities to ‘go beyond the meter’ to swiftly innovate the customer experience by providing consumers with a real-time window into their energy usage. Bridging the smart home to the smart grid, utilities can drive innovation, efficiency and engagement.”
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.
For more information regarding AEP Ohio It’s Your Power, visit the program website at http://www.itsyourpowerohio.com/.
Powerley is the first company to integrate real-time home energy management within a complete smart home solution. Built together with leading energy providers, Powerley enables utilities to provide an experience in which consumers can manage both their energy and their smart home devices through mobile, wearables and voice via Amazon Alexa. With a constant connection to the home’s smart meter, Powerley provides real-time energy usage data for the whole home and every connected appliance and device within it. The turnkey platform is available to energy providers to offer a utility-branded experience to their customers. To learn more about Powerley, please visit www.powerley.com.