Schneider Electric, a manufacturer of energy management and automation products, has announced development of a remote control relay for launch in Q1 2022.
When wired to the QO Plug-On Neutral breaker, this offer will provide monitoring and control of the homeowner’s power loads, including configurations to maximize back up power in the event of an outage. This solution, designed in partnership with Savant Power, adds a new level of control at the branch level to address quickly evolving customer needs while enhancing safety.
The connected remote relay control device will enable homeowners to see, monitor and control their home energy at the individual circuit level, all from the Wiser Energy app. With more granular insights on home activity, homeowners will have the ability to take action from anywhere with a richer automation experience. The relays will optimize backup source capacity, notably providing flexibility for homeowners when navigating outages.
“With home energy use constantly on the rise, managing demand is more important to potential homebuyers than ever before, in turn giving builders an opportunity to increase the value of their new builds by offering energy management technology,” says Richard Korthauer, vice president, home & distribution, Schneider Electric.
“Incorporating this technology at the building stage offers a new step up in load level control to distinguish new homes that minimize energy costs for homeowners in this dynamic energy market and provide new level of energy resiliency and safety at the breaker level.”
The remote relay control product will also help optimize non-utility home energy resources, including solar power, energy storage and generators in the event of an outage. By creating a virtual configurable critical load panel for each backup power source, available power can be maximized by sending it to only a few priority circuits until the utility power is restored. Automated through the Wiser Energy app, these configurations provide true smart energy management for today’s homeowner.
“Savant Power, a division of Savant Systems, Inc. enables consumers to monitor, control and optimize energy usage, reducing costs and lessening their dependence on an aging grid system,” notes Robert Madonna CEO, Savant Systems Inc.
“We are excited to partner with Schneider Electric, bringing sustainability and efficiency to every homeowner through intelligent load management. Savant has been leading the smart home industry for over 15 years by automating all pillars of the home including climate, lighting, entertainment, security and now energy all driven by our award-winning software platform.”
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