The Internet of Things (IoT) is bringing huge growth in the number of intelligent devices at the “edge”. With this comes an opportunity for a step-change improvement in energy efficiency and comfort. Sensors, attached to HVAC and other key systems, collect data on the energy being used and on the health of the equipment involved. The data is collected and analysed by gateways, and then the most relevant information is made available for more centralised applications – for example to help visualise, in near real time, how energy is being consumed. In addition, alerts are generated to support human or automated decisions on what action to take.
Capgemini Energy Control Services (ECS) have been developed to take advantage of these intelligent devices. We have been working with Intel, a leader in edge technologies, to help businesses simplify energy efficiency, speed up asset maintenance and save more money.