With Google’s announcement of their PowerMeter, home energy management solutions are really going mainstream.
With that in mind, I wanted to have a chat with Jonathan Gay, the founder and CTO of Greenbox (not CEO as I said in the intro – d’oh!). Greenbox have been one of the pioneering companies in this space and they sell their energy management solution to utilities for rollout to the utilities’ customers.
Smart home energy management solutions are going to pivotal to the rollout of successful demand response programs – if my home energy management solution can interface with my appliances and have them respond to dynamic energy pricing information according to rules I set, then demand response will play a significant part in reducing our energy footprint.
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Gregory Hancock says
Thanks for conducting this insightful interview. Jonathan Gay’s GreenBox is one of only a few funded, public players in this space, so getting candid insight into his views is quite valuable.