Shared Electric

Smart from the Start - Tools for electricity utilities making their consumers responsive

Climate-KIC Start-Up

Founding Year: 2014

Location: Switzerland

Responsive electricity consumers adapt their usage to signals received from utilities. This results in:

  • Reduction of consumption during peak hours
  • Steering usage towards hours with more renewable generation
  • Cheaper renewable integration into the electricity grid
  • Energy savings due to increased consumption awareness

The initial strategy is to engage electricity suppliers with consumers in the early stages of their electricity use; making them smart from the start.

Our hardware and software supplement the power system so that:

  • Consumers can interact with the system before use of big loads
  • Our algorithms give answers instantly taking into account real time production and consumption
  • Real time monitoring makes sure instructions are followed and stops theft.

This way the consumption pattern is modified without needing smart appliances.

Team Members: Karl Njálsson (Energy Science and Technology, M.Sc. ETH); Anubhav Ratha (Electrical Engineering, M.Sc. ETH)