Jonathan Gay, CTO Greenbox, talks home energy management

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.


Spectacular HomeCamp feedback!

Home Camp – What the community says from chris dalby on Vimeo.

HomeCamp was the first of what I hope will be a series of unconferences around Energy hacking or as they say on the website:

Home Camp is an unconference about using technology to monitor and automate the home for greener resource use and to save costs

The first HomeCamp was in London this last Saturday November 29th and based on Andrew Whitehouse’s write-up and Chris Dalby’s live videos, the day was a phenomenal success.

The video above also gives some flavour of what delegates took away from the day.

I’m really sorry I couldn’t make it along but I do hope to make the next one which will be in March ’09.

[Disclosure: RedMonk were sponsors of HomeCamp]