Two-meter units that contained 18-24 traditional electrical meters were placed inside of the Kearsney Community. Smart controllers/Internet gateways were deployed right next to the meter units and could support the data transmission up to 30 electrical meters through the wireless signal. The internet gateways sent the energy consumption data collected by the smart meters to the cloud-computing platform.
In the project with the Residential Community, Billion offered the Smart Energy Management Solution:
- Controlled the peak demands to help the community avoid penalties issued by its utility company.
- Reduced the labor costs spent on generating monthly electricity bills from the residential households.
- Allowed the community to negotiate a suitable electrical capacity at a more cost
- effective rate.
- Reduced the monthly fixed fees and prevented potential power outages resulted from concentrated peak time demands.
The Residential Community was able to customize a contracted capacity with its utility company and re-adjust it to become 10% lower, saving up almost 200KW of electricity every month. Knowing when the peak time for electrical demands was, Residential Community strategically set a suitable electrical capacity level during the peak hours and avoided $5000 USD of heavy penalties. Overall, Residential Community saved a vast amount of money spent on electricity and labors, as well as conserved the community by minimizing energy wastes.