The Electric Power Research Institute’s (EPRI) Incubatenergy Labs program selected Copper Labs, a company offering wireless real-time energy management (WREM) solutions, was selected as one of 20 companies that will conduct accelerated demonstrations of their technologies with utilities and EPRI as part of Incubatenergy Labs’ 2021 Cohort.

Project Description

How can advanced metering infrastructure be leveraged for real-time insights on customer energy use? Copper Labs has developed a wireless energy monitor that can connect with electricity, gas, and water meters and measure local voltage to provide utilities with high-resolution data in real-time.

This ongoing project aims to evaluate how real-time energy insights and targeted notifications can impact customer energy use in behavioral demand response programs. The project targeted Xcel Energy customers in a community with a high percentage of on-site solar and electric vehicles. In addition to electric peak management, natural gas peak management will be delivered this winter.