Earth Networks Launches Connected Savings Energy Intelligence Platform

Platform expands load management to broader portfolio of smart
devices within homes and small businesses through next-generation
Intelligent Demand Side Management capabilities.

GERMANTOWN, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Earth Networks today announced the launch of its Connected
Savings
℠ platform (formerly WeatherBug Home) to provide consumers
with energy savings and comfort by delivering unprecedented energy
intelligence through the integration of Internet of Things
(IoT)-connected smart home devices, proprietary weather data, and its
patented and predictive algorithms.


Connected Savings is an Intelligent Demand Side Management (IDSM)
platform with a comprehensive demand response management system (DRMS)
that allows for tailored DR control strategies and a partner-friendly
customer engagement portal in addition to automated energy efficiency
and actionable home energy insights. Connected Savings serves as a
scalable platform to meet the demand response and energy efficiency
needs of utilities and smart home OEM vendors. Its new Connected Savings
Intelligence (CSI) portal offers full DR event management tools for
standard or intelligent DR with flexible dispatch and operations
management capabilities.

“The Connected Savings brand communicates our position as an energy
services market leader able to save customers money while keeping them
comfortable,” said Amena Ali, SVP & GM of Earth Networks’ Connected
Savings business unit. “The value we deliver is based on our proprietary
weather datasets, patented algorithms that correlate indoor to outdoor
conditions, predictive energy efficiency analytics, and integration with
the growing ecosystem of IoT-connected smart home devices.”

Connected Savings delivers a set of benefits to customers, utilities,
and smart home OEM vendors:

  • Demand Response Management System – Connected Savings
    takes a device agnostic approach providing a single interface across
    all devices (BYOD). By aggregating device data, along with smart meter
    and its own weather data, the platform implements a variety of
    tailored DR strategies. Embedded predictive algorithms produce highly
    accurate capacity and load forecasts to drive DR
    event planning and management
    for both residential and SMB
    customers. Its scalable, flexible architecture fits the utility DR and
    EE needs of today while allowing for expanded capabilities in the
    future.
  • Energy Efficiency – Through its robust IoT-centric ecosystem of
    industry-leading smart home partners, including Honeywell, ecobee, and
    Emerson, Connected Savings intelligently optimizes devices for
    automated energy
    efficiency programs
    that deliver unmatched results. The platform
    also provides consumers with personalized data-driven insights via a
    Home Energy ScoreCard that enables energy savings while maximizing
    comfort.
  • Customer Engagement – The Connected Savings Engagement portal
    enables customers to easily enroll in utility programs, connect their
    devices, access their customized
    Home Energy ScoreCard
    , and other utility information, all from the
    palm of their hand.

The Connected Savings platform is designed for consumers seeking energy
savings, comfort, and custom insights; utilities looking to meet demand
response and energy efficiency goals with increased customer engagement
and value; and OEM partners that manufacture smart home devices such as
thermostats, appliances, security systems, and other connected home
offerings.

For more information, visit www.connectedsavings.com.

About Earth Networks

For over 20 years, we’ve been Taking
the Pulse of the Planet
® using the world’s largest
weather, lightning and greenhouse gas monitoring networks. Our sensors
across the planet keep consumers, businesses, and governments informed,
updated and alerted. Our popular WeatherBug®
brand provides neighborhood-level weather, superior forecasts and
advanced severe weather alerts. Our Connected
Savings
offering taps big weather and connected home data for
improved energy efficiency and comfort. Enterprises such as schools,
airports, professional sports teams, utilities, and government agencies
rely on our early warning solutions to safeguard lives, prepare for
weather events and optimize operations. Know Before®.

Contacts

Bluetext PR for Earth Networks
Brian Lustig, +1 202-469-3608
brian@bluetext.com