Leveraging the Cloud for Home Energy Management

This report examines participation of connected products and smart home systems in energy management. It includes descriptions and profiles of companies and services and their evolving use of the cloud for energy management and demand response.

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1.0              Introduction

1.1              Key Questions & Issues Addressed

1.2              Scope

2.0              Adoption of Home Control Products and Systems

2.1              Smart Home Systems

2.2              Connected Products

2.3              Integrating Connected Products and Smart Home Systems

3.0              Monetizing Connectivity

3.1              Up Front Pricing

3.2              Product Sales, Commissions

3.3              App Sales, Upgrades

3.4              Advertising

3.5              Lead Generation

3.6              Transaction Fees

3.7              Utility Demand Side Management

4.0              Utility Demand Side Management Programs

4.1              Evolution of Utility Programs

4.2              Demand Response Programs

4.3              Cloud-Based Demand Response Systems

4.4              Open Market Solutions

4.5              Pricing Based Demand Response

4.6              Energy Efficiency Programs

4.7              Leveraging Connected Devices

5.0              Opportunities to Enhance the Utility Business Model

5.1              The End of the Traditional Business Model

5.2              Distribution System Operator Business Model

6.0              Monetizing Energy Data

6.1              Energy Modeling

6.2              Disaggregation

6.3              Energy Cost Information

7.0              Energy Management Forecast - Thermostats

7.1              Forecast Methodology and Assumptions

8.0              Notes on Methodology

8.1              Data Sources


Smart Home Consumer Segments
Smart Home Service Provider Positioning
Telecom Home Control Solutions Profiles
Cable Operator Home Control Solutions Profiles
Conflicting Business Motivations within the Connected Home
In-App Product Sales in Whirlpool Refrigerator App
App Revenue Generators
OpenAPIs Expand Partnerships
Familiarity with Energy Programs
Home Area Network Communication Schemes
Willingness to Change to a Variable Rate Plan
Reason for Not Choosing a Variable Rate Plan
Incentives That Increase Willingness to Adopt a Variable Rate Plan
Expected Behavior Changes for a Variable Rate Plan
Solar System Costs and Installed Capacity
Energy Modeling Company Profiles
Energy Savings from Different Energy Consumption Feedback Methods
Disaggregation Company Profiles
Energy Cost Information Company Profiles
Factors and Multipliers of Thermostat Forecast
U.S. Thermostat Unit Forecast
U.S. Thermostat Unit Forecast by Channel
U.S. Smart Thermostat Unit Forecast by Channel

Publish Date: 4Q 2013

Pages: 51

Authored By:
Tom Kerber - Senior Director, IoT Strategy and Custom Research
Maia Hinkle - Research Analyst

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