Energy & Power
Transmission & Distribution
Schneider enables energy management for utilities and consumers with Wiser
By Anthony Capkun
October 22, 2011 (Updated December 8, 2011) – Schneider Electric’s Wiser Energy Management System was launched as a “comprehensive” demand management solution for utilities and consumers that allows homeowners to reduce or shift energy use during peak times and improve grid efficiency. Wiser helps provide visibility into household energy consumption and costs, allowing consumers to actively manage and reduce energy use to improve the efficiency of their home. Available initially to consumers through utility providers, the Wiser system also offers utilities a solution that helps to increase grid efficiency, reduce peak usage costs and maximize power reliability, resulting in improved service to consumers and a reduced need for infrastructure upgrades. The Wiser Energy Management System includes the following products: Wiser Smart Thermostat with ZigBee Smart Energy technology; Wiser In-Home Display control centre and data dashboard; and Wiser Load Control that secures and manages large loads. Additionally, the Wiser Internet Gateway communicates home electrical use between components, and the Wiser Smart Plug intuitively manages small device electricity use.