This page provides links to developments related to energy management technology, policy and regulation and business opportunities.
The following residential services are identifiable in a modern home:
· Age and assisted living
· Digital home health
· Energy management
· Intelligent lighting and power
· Security and safety
The systems that provision these services are converging, becoming more elaborate and much more interactive with services external to the home which are enabled by systems such as the NBN and Smart/Intelligent grids. Thus, energy management needs to be considered in context with developments taking place in all these areas.
Energy efficiency of most appliances is presently the subject of regulation which is an important first step to reducing energy waste. The next step is to operate energy consuming systems more effectively and this is where energy management systems are employed.
· Air conditioning
· Electric Vehicles
· Hot water systems
· Swimming pool pump-units
Technology: Nissan LEAF electric vehicle
Policy and regulation: