Intelligent energy management thanks to high-tech electric meters

SmartMeters to use algorithms to analyze electricity consumption

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Using innovative electric meters and smart algorithms, Fraunhofer researchers want to revolutionize energy management in the future. In cooperation with their partners, they have developed a method that breaks down total energy consumption appliance by appliance using a single, high-tech electric meter. A prototype will be exhibited at BAU 2017, and is set to go on sale next summer.

  • Algorithms can identify individual devices within total energy consumption
  • Only one energy meter needed for 20 or more consumer devices
  • Potential energy saving of over 12 percent