Copper in the News

The latest external articles and resources featuring Copper Labs

Why real-time water meter data is essential for water planning, conservation, and climate adaptation

Future Water World Congress – May 30, 2023
As water utilities increasingly deal with the effects of climate change and overuse of water, they need better information and tools to improve system resiliency, resource availability, leak detection, and customer engagement around water conservation. Getting better, near real-time data from water meters is a critical first step to support all these goals.

Beyond thermostats: Why behavioral load management will be essential for successful energy decarbonization

Utility Dive – April 10, 2023
As the energy transition drives a need for greater load flexibility, behavioral strategies can be among the most scalable and equitable approaches to demand management.

NREL to test real-time utility meter data as resilience solution amid rising renewable energy adoption

Utility Dive – March 9, 2023
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory will test the ability of real-time meter data to coordinate rapid energy restoration in remote communities in a $3 million partnership with Copper Labs, a Boulder, Colorado-based manufacturer of real-time meter data collection technology.

Copper Labs partners with NREL to advance community energy resiliency

Renewable Energy Magazine – March 8, 2023
Copper Labs, in partnership with the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), is participating in a $3 million grant from the DOE for their combined work on the Solar-Assisted, Stakeholder-Engaged, Autonomous Restoration with Data Orchestration Program (Solar-HERO).

A Promising Start: Pilot Study Tests Targeted Messaging’s Effect on Gas Consumption

American Gas Magazine – March 1, 2023
A pilot study by National Grid suggests that targeted energy conservation messaging may be effective at reducing energy consumption during severe weather.

Falling out of love with AMI: Why we need a new approach to smart metering

Utility Dive – February 13, 2023
Smart meters are failing to deliver promised benefits even after a decade of implementation. A new approach to collecting and using near-real-time meter data could help.

Could a real-time retrofit disrupt the metering market?

Global Water Intelligence – January 19, 2023
Armed with a signal processing technology that can extract real-time data from legacy meters, US start-up Copper Labs is hoping for a dramatic tech shake up in the smart water space.

This device can unlock electrical data from whole neighborhoods

Electrek – January 17, 2023
Copper Labs just launched a neighborhood-level detector that wirelessly unlocks data from utility meters at scale, without the need for retrofits. Consumers will be able to access that data in near real time so they can tailor their electricity use as they charge their EVs and increasingly electrify their homes in order to save money.

National Grid, Copper Labs Technology Piloting Ways to Reduce Natural Gas Demand in Extreme Weather

Natural Gas Intelligence – November 7, 2022
After first announcing a partnership last year, National Grid and Copper Labs said they had demonstrated how targeted messaging can help customers reduce energy consumption during extreme weather events such as the bomb cyclone that tore through the East Coast in January.

Grid-Edge Intelligence Creates Member Behavior Change and Operational Improvement

T&D World – May 18, 2022
Holy Cross Energy is focusing on acquiring renewable energy resources and facilitating the adoption of Distributed Energy Resources. The grid insight we wanted to see was near-real-time energy data from electric meters and grid-edge voltage data. But we needed faster data than AMI meter infrastructure could deliver.

Copper Labs sparks joy for utility companies by making their meters smarter

TechCrunch – March 15, 2022
Utility companies have a problem: Their “smart grids” were created to solve billing problems from a decade ago, not the needs and expectations from 2022 consumers with electric cars, solar panels and an obsession with real-time data. Copper Labs just raised $5.5 million to help them solve that problem, with an elegant little hardware device that serves as a bridge between the low-resolution smart meters and the consumer’s internet connection.

Copper Labs Integrates Wireless Energy Monitor into Samsung SmartThings

Residential Tech Today – November 17, 2021
Through SmartThings Energy, located within the SmartThings app, consumers can monitor and manage energy of connected appliances in real-time. The integration with Copper Labs’ technology contextualizes energy consumption data as it relates to the whole home and allows homeowners the ability to set automations based on time-of-use rates or demand response events by participating utilities.