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Smart Energy Groups SEGmetering System Version 2 (SMART 100)

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Smart Energy Groups SEGmetering System Version 2 (VIC)

This innovation initially came to life when…

The breakthrough came when a power box metering system, coupled with a modem, was designed and tested that could reliably send data to Smart Energy Groups’ website, enabling an online dashboard to monitor, analyse and report power being used 24/7 by a customer’s equipment, lighting and electrical appliances.

Field tests proved this world-first could deliver what it promised: the opportunity to discover where and when power is being used, which enables business owners and householders to start saving up to 30% on the power bills.

WHAT & HOW

The purpose of this innovation is to…

Version 2’s expanded 16-channel capability measures and reports targeted equipment usage.

It gathers data using a SEGmeter, which is installed in the switchboard that measures energy usage across multiple channels, minute by minute, 24 hours, 7 days.

It does this by…

The SEGmeter is connected to SmartEnergyGroups.com’s website which receives raw multi-channel data, which is processed and analysed to build a powerful set of charts and information that can be viewed on computers, iPad or smartphones. The system is designed to discover where energy is being used and to enable decisions that can result in significantly reduced power bills.

PURPOSE & BENEFITS

This innovation improves on what came before because…

  • Businesses had little idea why their energy bills were increasing and what specifically caused the increase.
  • Owners could not identify targeted equipment and appliances’ power usage increases and decreases.
  • Managers could not develop energy plans to budget their energy usage and spend.
  • Business owners were not in control of their energy use.

Its various benefits to the customer/end-user include…

  • Shows why business energy bills are increasing and what specifically causes the increase.
  • Enables an energy plan to be developed to budget energy usage and save up to 30%.
  • Puts owners back in control of their energy use.

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

In the past, this problem was solved by…

Customers either ignoring the problem or paying hundreds of thousands for an elaborate imported big business system to address the problem.

Its predecessors/competitors include…

Siemens power systems

TARGET MARKET

It is made for…

Commercial businesses, including shopping centres, retail chains, councils, medium-sized buildings, indoor sporting facilities, schools and householders concerned about their energy footprint and soaring power costs.

DISTRIBUTION STRATEGY

It is available for sale through…

Available online at smartenergygroups.com.

With onsite installation services and through accredited SEGmeter partners.

Our marketing strategy is to…

Deliver a marketing plan around the brand’s website that is actively supported by word of mouth, blogs, newspaper articles, displays at energy meetings and user testimonials.

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