The Emporia Smart Home Energy Management System helps reduce overall energy consumption by identifying and managing wasted energy and providing control over how energy is used throughout the day. This system consists of Vue Energy Monitors, Smart Plugs, EV Chargers, Home Battery Systems, and integrated 3rd-party smart devices like thermostats and electric vehicles, with more smart appliances being added soon.
Some electric companies charge premiums for setting or exceeding peak demand, while some homeowners simply want to keep their consumption under a certain threshold. With the Emporia Vue, once you set a Peak Demand Goal and the priority of integrated smart devices in the app, Emporia takes care of the rest – automatically adjusting energy usage to meet this goal.
Many energy utilities charge different rates during different hours of day – charging higher rates during times of higher demand to ease the strain on the grid (usually when people get home from work in the afternoon/evening). The Emporia App can automatically limit smart device energy consumption during the utility’s peak hours.
For homes that generate solar or other renewable energy, the Vue can adjust smart devices to automatically consume excess generation. If a device is turned off, Emporia will activate it to consume excess generation. The priority of smart devices can be ordered in the app, then these devices will be turned on or their load will be increased in priority order until the generation is optimally consumed.
Vue Energy Monitors keep tabs on energy use 24-hours-a-day.The Emporia App has valuable alerts that protect families and homes. Set alerts for times when usage is approaching monthly peak energy use, when lights or ovens are left on, when things like sump pumps don't turn off, or when an A/C uses more energy than it should – providing security, safety, and peace of mind.