Using data- driven analytics and technology to create new services that improve the Customer Experience by creating CI (customer version of BI) has emerged recently:
British Gas and Southern California Electric:
The development of SMART meters has revolutionised the available data from Energy. British Gas connect multiple sources of data to display personal energy use in simple terms: not just kW usage per day/ hour but cost per day/hour, with comparisons to average houses in the area, all presented in easy to use tables and graphs.
It provides clear practical information that delivers “Informed Energy”. It tells me last week it cost £3 a day to heat my home, and if i turned the thermostat down by 2 degrees i would save £1 a day……. giving me control
California Electric have used variable and peak demand pricing in California to manage energy use in area where there are energy restrictions.
The creation of Hive by British Gas allows remote control of customers’ home central heating, again with an excellent customer experience, allows customers to run their home more efficiently. I can turn the heating on as I come home from work, or manage remotely my teenage daughter who has turned up the temperature before going out herself.
Hive will continue to develop as IoT connects more devices to create a House management system. your Fridge will be connected via IoT to electricity supply and it will automatically switch itself off in periods of low use ( night time ) when no energy is needed to maintain temperature.
Hive have just launched new products in the Hive product family:
- Hive Active Plug to connect home electrical appliances via your phone. eg iron or hair straighteners or schedule lamps to turn on and off when on holiday
- Hive window or Door Sensor: you can find out if a door is opened or closed when you are away from the house , they’ll tell you by sending an alert to your phone.
- Hive Motions Sensor: extra peace of mind with small and sophisticated sensors sending alerts to your phone if movement spotted in your house.