Smappee improved the load monitoring system
NILM stands for ‘Non-Intrusive Load Monitoring’: a system that monitors the changes in voltage and current, recognizes these changes as patterns and assigns these patterns to appliances. This is what allows Smappee to detect and recognize appliances in your home. The technique was invented back in the 1980s, but it was so complex that it took a couple of decades before it really got to market. And even today, it remains limited to a handful of applications in the consumer market.
For Smappee, NILM is a groundbreaking and revolutionary technology, argues the firm, because it gives real-time energy data down to appliance level and at an affordable price. Studies have shown that it is precisely what is needed to change your energy behavior. In order for a consumer to initiate savings, the data provided by an energy monitor has to be real-time, down to appliance level and be actionable.
Thanks to NILM from Smappee, the customer needs just one central device to monitor your household and all the different appliances.