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Percepscion’s commitment to our energy future has been extended by inclusion in the Advisory Panel for the Zero Net Energy Town (ZNET) project.  ZNET is a pioneering initiative to create Australia’s first town which produces all of its own energy needs from renewable energy.

On 1 Sept the ZNET project released an Invitation to Tender for one or more service providers to develop a Blueprint and Business Case for the creation of a Zero Net Energy Town in Australia based upon a viable prototype in the Northern Inland Region of NSW.  The Blueprint and Business Case are being targeted for finalisation in June 2015.

Percepscion’s involvement in the ZNET project comes on the back of participation in the recent Community Energy Congress which ran over two days in Canberra.  At the event, which brought together all the key players in the Australian community energy sector for the first time, Percepscion’s Kristian Handberg shared experiences and thoughts with attendees on the topic of “Living with electricity networks”.

 

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Could this be Australia’s first Zero Net Energy Town?

Percepscion’s CES2014 experience showcases the arrival of the user-friendly Smart Home.  Strong interest from well-informed event attendees has highlighted the shift away from proprietary systems towards an open ecosystem of plug-and-play devices from a range of providers.

Our early-event experience has identified the evolution of the Connected Home as a dominant theme, where appliances talk to each other through common standards such as the ZigBee protocol used by Percepscion devices.

Speaking from the opening day of the event, Percepscion CEO Joe Losinno said, “Technology and service providers are converging around the Connected Home to move it towards the mainstream.  Percepscion is part of this push, with a range of devices that sit within and are complementary to the emerging Smart Home ecosystem”.

Exhibiting as part of the ZigBee Alliance pavilion, Percepscion is at the forefront of this convergence,  ChargeIQ – Percepscion’s intelligent electric vehicle charging system – brings together the electricity grid, electric vehicle and driver for the benefit of all, while LiveVu is a real-time energy data platform that supports service innovation.

Attendees seeking to learn more about Percepscion’s Connected Home solutions should visit booth 20624.

 

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Percepscion’s Chief Technology Officer, Mark Anderson, standing at the Percepscion CES2014 booth

 

Those lucky enough to be in ‘Vegas for CES2014 have the opportunity to experience Percepscion’s real-time energy platform LiveVu first hand.

Energy management products and services will be a key part of the Connected Home and LiveVu allows these to be based on real-time information, drawn directly from the household Smart Meter.  Data accessed from electricity utilities can be several days old, making it unsuitable for energy management decision making.

With the latest research from Parks Associates showing that nearly 40% of U.S. broadband households are interested in purchasing at least one Internet-connected home energy management product, Percepscion’s CES2014 product launch is timely.

For those CES2014 attendees interested in knowing more about the value of real-time energy data, visit booth 20624-I for a demonstration of LiveVu’s capabilities.

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Smart Utilities learn from Percepscion

Percepscion had a starring role at last week’s Smart Utilities Australia & New Zealand (SUANZ) 2013 event staged in Albert Park, Melbourne.  During the event, Percepscion presented on their world-leading ChargeIQ EV charging demand management project, were cited extensively as part of Origin’s Smart Energy program presentation, and chaired a session relating to renewables integration and energy storage.

With nearly 1000 pre-registered event attendees, SUANZ 2013 was the place to be for anyone who’s anyone in Smart Energy. The conclusion: all involved agreed on the importance of pulling together for future energy innovation. In practice, this meant new partnerships being formed, thought-provoking discussions taking place, and pressing issues being raised and solved through cooperation.

Percepscion’s involvement in SUANZ also includes participation in the event steering group.  Through these efforts, Percepscion continues to demonstrate Smart Energy leadership for Australasia and beyond.

Smart Utilities Australia & New Zealand 2013

Organisations engaging Percepscion’s services may be eligible for up to $250,000 under the Victorian Government’s Technology Development Voucher program.  The program, run by Business Victoria, has been developed to drive the use of cutting edge technologies and to support Victorian companies against local and global competition.

Percepscion has recently been listed as an approved supplier under the program, increasing the appeal of Percepscion’s already attractive value proposition.  The Technology Implementation Voucher can be used to undertake substantial testing or applied development activities in order to adapt existing technology based innovations into new practice or within new markets.

If your company is considering undertaking projects of this type, get in touch to discuss how Percepscion might help you successfully deliver under budget, on time and exceeding expectations.

Percepscion is proud to be sponsoring the Smart Energy Summit, 17-19 February 2014 in Austin Texas.  The fifth staging of the annual event, run by Parks Associates, examines the expanding market for Smart Energy solutions and home controls and their impact on utilities, service providers, retailers, manufacturers, and consumers.

We’ll be presenting our world-leading Electric Vehicle charging Demand Response project at the event, and talking about our experiences integrating consumer technology products into Smart Meter Home Area Networks.

Should you be interested in meeting with us during the event, please don’t hesitate to get in touch via info@percepscion.com.

Smart Energy Summit

 

Hot off the press: our work demonstrating EV charging demand management has been featured in Metering International magazine.

ChargeIQ featured in Metering International Sept 2013