Have you ever watched a movie like Star Wars and wondered what our world would be like if there were thousands of droids all working together to make it a better place? We think about this every day, and we want to create it. So we’ve built a platform that takes ordinary devices like your air-conditioner, home-battery or solar panels, and makes them really smart (like a droid).
When our devices are smart, they can work together to make much more effective use of the energy available. For example, sometimes your energy provider wants you to turn off your air conditioner when there isn’t enough power in the grid. Wouldn’t it be awesome if they could tell your air conditioner directly, and pay you for doing so? With RedGrid, they can. Now we can have a grid that actually rewards people for taking actions that benefit their pocket and the planet.
We call this platform the Internet of Energy.
As you would have seen in Star Wars, droids come in all shapes and sizes. But even though R2D2 speaks in beeps and C3PO has the vocabulary of British royalty, they can still talk to each other and work together. The same needs to happen with our energy. Our devices need to be able to work together across brands and device types. So we’ve made the platform device and brand agnostic. We can get users started with Internet of Energy connected smart-plugs from our device partners.