HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - CEIVA Energy, a smart home energy company, today announced results from its pilot project collaboration with Hawaii Energy, the energy conservation and efficiency program for Hawaii, Honolulu and Maui counties. The project, which ran from April to September, revealed that real-time energy data technologies can make a significant impact in raising awareness around energy use. Based on the project, 86 percent of the 44 pilot participants reported preferring to get real-time energy information from an in-home display (IHD) over any other communications channel, including mobile apps and a website. The same customers also concluded that the IHD helped them get to know their energy usage better.
As part of the "Smart Home" pilot, Hawaii Energy chose CEIVA Energy to provide selected participants with its Homeview customer engagement solution, which collects detailed real-time energy data directly from smart meters and presents it alongside personal photos on an IHD, as well as via a website and mobile apps. Hawaii Energy also worked with CEIVA Energy to develop compelling conservation messages that were delivered on the IHD to encourage Hawaii residents to save energy.
Technical Services Manager Kate Aurilio of Hawaii Energy commented, "Hawaii Energy was tasked by the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission to accelerate the Smart Grid Initiative and enhance smart meter technology benefits to electric utility customers. We are excited to have worked with Home Area Network (HAN) expert CEIVA Energy and secure technology to help residents learn about their energy use in real-time in this pilot. This collaborative project has also been greatly supported by Hawaiian Electric Companies and Silver Spring Networks. Hawaii Energy will incorporate lessons learned to facilitate smart technology as part of Hawaii's transformation to a cleaner, more sustainable future."
"These findings reinforce what we've seen in deployments around the country: personalized energy data that's easy to understand ignites engagement around their energy use," said Dean Schiller, CEO of CEIVA Energy. "We look forward to helping Hawaii Energy further harness the power of engaged customers to improve demand side management programs and address the tremendous energy challenges facing the state."
Hawaii Energy collaborated with CEIVA Energy to support the Smart Grid Initiative on Oahu with this pilot project. The pilot's goal was to provide residents with benefits from smart meter technology and a Home Area Network (HAN).
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