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Improving the IQ of the Smart Grid

Reduced Operational Costs
Customer Satisfaction
Works with Any Connected Device

What is Virtual Peaker?

Virtual Peaker is a software platform that manages residential electric demand. It applies machine learning and real-time control to internet-enabled appliances to reduce demand while minimizing negative impact to the residential customer. The platform is accessed through a web browser, and has tailored portals for utility and residential users.

How Does it Work?

  • Connected: Virtual Peaker integrates with Internet of Things (IoT) devices from third party device manufacturers like Ecobee and GE.
  • Secure: It connects to those devices through the device manufacturer's server, using secure server-to-server communications.
  • Flexible: The platform is perfectly suited for utility “Bring your own Device” programs, but it can also work with centralized device deployment strategies.

Key Benefits: What do we offer?

Reduced Operational Costs

  • Control the Peak: Virtual Peaker gives utilities the power to control their demand.
  • Knowledge: Utilities can visualize the real-time device operating conditions in addition to past and present device energy consumption.
  • Basic Control: Utilities can set up weekly schedules that move the devices into different operational modes based on time of day and day of week.
  • Schedule Recommender: Virtual Peaker will recommend optimal schedules based on the makeup and actual operations of the platoon.
  • Full Autonomy: This mode controls the devices and platoons for optimal demand reduction and minimal customer impact.

Customer Satisfaction

  • Control: Homeowners can view and change the current operating modes of their devices through the web or smart phone application.
  • Scheduling: Homeowner can schedule the operating modes of devices like batteries and hot water heaters.
  • Improved Satisfaction: Homeowners get a single comprehensive application for control and monitoring of their devices which reduces the complexity of managing their devices and improves their overall experience with the devices.
  • Knowledge: Residential users get insight on the current and past operating conditions of their devices. This information helps them make better energy choices.

Works with any IoT Device

  • Any Device: Virtual Peaker integrates with Internet of Things (IoT) devices from third party device manufacturers like Ecobee and GE.
  • Flexible Deployment: Virtual Peaker is perfectly suited for “Bring your own Device” programs, but it can also work with centralized device deployment strategies.
  • Storage Devices: Virtual Peaker is focused on controlling devices with energy storage capability, like thermostats, residential batteries, and hot water heaters, but also works with any large load, like pool-pumps and hot tubs.
  • Always Growing: The current application is integrated with Ecobee, GE Geospring, and Sunverge, and we are constantly adding more devices based on customer demand.