Digi International today announced that Efficient Energy America (E2America) is using its iDigi Device Cloud, ConnectPort X4 gateways and XBee ZB ZigBee modules to wirelessly enable the E2 intelligent commercial building control system. E2America’s Smart Grid efficiency technology currently reduces energy consumption and demand by optimizing HVAC efficiency, which saves customers approximately $7,000-$8,000 per site.
A new report by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) found that a majority of consumers polled say they are willing to use data from smart meters to conserve energy. However, utilities need to do a better job of enabling customers to use the meters to their full potential. The survey also found that less than half of the 1,700 respondents had heard of smart meters.