Cloudia is a data service that gives consumers easy, accurate and up-to-date (real-time) insight into their energy consumption. Consumers simply have to install the Cloudia data streamer in their smart meter, and then they’re all set to start saving energy.
Streamer with full cloud platform
Every ten seconds, Cloudia uses the local WiFi network to send a reading to the back office in the cloud. From there, a wide range of services can be offered to the client. In addition, the device offers diagnostic information which energy suppliers can use to answer consumer queries.
► Small: fits through mailbox
► Low power: powered through smart meter
► User friendly: easy to install
► Open system: choose or build your own apps
Safe end-to-end data communication
Communication between the WiFi streamer and the back office has been thoroughly secured. Needless to say, it complies with the Dutch Personal Data Protection Act, and no meter data is stored. Only the energy supplier’s server can store this kind of data.
Open system: choose your own apps and branding
Energy service providers can use the back office to develop a wide range of services for consumers. Each party can choose or build its own systems, apps, and software to process data and present it to consumers.
The consumer can easily install the Cloudia data streamer in three steps: plug it in, connect it via the Cloudia smartphone app, and check the status on the LED light on the data streamer. Because the device is powered through the smart meter’s port it does not need a power outlet.
Once Cloudia has been installed, the consumer doesn’t have to do anything anymore. The device doesn’t need on-site maintenance. Diagnostics, firmware updates, and configuration can all be organized through the back office.
Reduce your energy consumption with Cloudia
A real-time energy profile contains a huge amount of information. Consumers (and businesses!) can choose an app that analyzes their meter data and recognizes high power devices or hidden power users from the shape of the energy profile. Participation in this kind of cloud function is on a voluntary basis and will only start after an explicit ‘opt-in’, which the user can withdraw at any moment.
Energy profile as an alarm function
A real-time energy profile provides information about someone’s daily usage: the time he gets up in the morning, makes coffee, turns on the light or turns it off again. Home care institutions could use it to generate an alarm as soon as there is a deviation from the standard energy pattern. That can save on routine home calls to check if the patient is alright.