Systems to cut homeowners’ power bills

We have used our core technology that collects real-time data on multiple attributes related to energy to create three systems to help you manage and control your electricity costs:

  1. eLOK Monitoring & Efficiency – Improve energy efficiency with monitoring and analytics
  2. eLOK Demand Control – Reduce electricity bills by managing demand & conservation
  3. eLOK Battery Demand Control – Reduce demand charges & electricity bills with managed battery power
The systems incorporate smart digital integration technology and are perfect for a green retrofit of an existing home to meet decarbonization goals, earn carbon credits and reduce energy-related gas emissions. The eLOK Monitoring and Efficiency system serves as a base and the eLOK Demand Control can be stacked on it to provide automated control. Homeowners with solar and battery can add our eLOK Battery Demand Control for a totally integrated control system. Value created by eLOK systems: We utilize AI based analytics on the data collected, to create value in multiple ways:
  1. Trends are examined because they could be early indicators of maintenance issues causing waste of energy. Notifications are generated automatically to help improve efficiency. For example:
    1. Notifications can alert you when an air conditioner is drawing a lot more power – a usual indicator of maintenance needed, and a prompt repair minimizes waste and cost.
    2. Run-time increases for a cooling system could be an indicator of reduced cooling capacity due to refrigerant loss. Unfortunately, the compressor still consumes full power and runs longer to produce the same cooling, so the problem is masked! A notification flags when this happens, and the data allows the maintenance team to diagnose the problem quickly.
  2. How you use electricity is studied continuously and AI based recommendations are available to help conserve energy, reduce your carbon footprint and save cost.
  3. You can make routine maintenance more efficient with automated run-time notifications so that you are changing filters and servicing equipment based on use.

We show you how much electricity you are consuming in real time and where you are using it. This will help you make adjustments to reduce costs. This is a perfect tool to give you measurement and verification data for energy performance contracts and ensure your ROI. This dashboard is critical to reduce your carbon footprint and earn carbon credits.

Demand charges are a big part of your bill and utility companies impose them during peak-rate periods to encourage you to manage your peak demand. Our solution constantly calculates demand to help you manage this expense. Utility company data shows that every KWh saved during peak hours translates to a higher reduction in your carbon footprint and increased carbon credits.

Unfortunately, most utility company peak-rate periods extend beyond when solar stops generating power and knowledge of your total demand will help you keep peak demand within your budget.

The system interface is the Enermodo App which provides a dashboard via a Web login which presents data in an easily understandable format which will help you increase your energy efficiency and modify your behavior to reduce electricity consumption – if you are curious as to why consumption is high at any particular time, the dashboard shows what is running at that time highlighting what changes are needed.

The Enermodo App has a version that runs on mobile devices and it communicates with the EGP via the Cloud for a “on-the-go” dashboard view and notifications.

The Enermodo App automatically makes weather and seasonal adjustments using publicly available data in the Cloud.

How the eLOK systems work:

  1. The eLOK systems include:
    1. Our energy monitoring panel (emp) with an integral energy gateway processor (EGP) which gets data from the on-board monitoring nodes. These nodes have our patented Taras technology that provides real-time data on various electrical parameters.
      1. The emp is typically installed next to the electrical panel and it uses CT sensors to measure the current in the circuits to be monitored.
      2. The base system has four nodes so that the whole-house consumption as well as a solar inverter and a battery system or air conditioner can be monitored. Additional four-node modules can be easily added to provide complete monitoring.
    2. The EGP performs analytics on the data and generates notifications based on the configuration by the installer.
      1. The EGP software has an API so that the granular, real-time data can be streamed to any analytical platform.
    3. The EGP has a Zigbee antenna which is paired to remote monitoring nodes to form a secure Zigbee Private Area Network.
      1. Remote monitoring nodes can be used to monitor circuits or equipment that is located some distance away from the emp. These nodes send energy data via Zigbee several times a minute and it is collected at the EGP.
      2. Remote sensors send data to the EGP via Zigbee on parameters such as temperature, humidity, lighting and occupancy. This data can be utilized in set points for the system configuration so that the EGP can send notifications.
    4. The EGP is fully IOT enabled for access over the Cloud. It connects to the Internet via Ethernet, WiFi or Cellular modem. Although data gathering, processing and analytics is local, the Cloud is used for access from anywhere, data backups, software updates, weather and other data, diagnostics – troubleshooting and connectivity with platforms such as Alexa.
  2. The EGP configuration allows total customization to meet User requirements and goals.