IFA 2022: Schneider Electric tackles rising energy bills with new Home Energy Management innovations

Home Energy Management decision-making is now in the power of consumers’ hands with all-in-one Wiser App
Schneider Electric launches the world’s first EV charger to integrate with the wider home energy management ecosystem, enabling a holistic view of energy spend, helping consumers to reduce energy bills and their carbon footprint
Wiser range of products become world’s first devices to be compatible with any other smart device, thanks to Matter

News provided by Schneider Electric
September 14, 2022 11:53 Korea Standard Time

RUEIL-MALMAISON, FRANCE--(Korea Newswire) September 14, 2022 -- Sustainable homes should be accessible to all, not just a few. That’s the message Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, is bringing to IFA 2022. Back at Europe’s biggest consumer tech show in person, Schneider Electric is unveiling the latest additions to its smart and sustainable home energy management portfolio: EVlink Home Smart charger, the all-in-one integrated Wiser App and Matter-ready Wiser.

Schneider’s technology is revolutionizing how homeowners manage and consume their energy loads, in a bid to tackle climate change and sharply rising energy costs. With customers tightening their purse strings and the effects of extreme weather being felt across Europe, the need to understand and take action to reduce energy consumption has never been more paramount.

World’s first EV charger to intelligently charge your car

Schneider Electric’s new EVlink Home Smart charger is the first on the market to integrate seamlessly into the wider home energy ecosystem, empowering users to monitor EV power consumption in real-time, predict spending, and set budgets with ease with four different modes: ‘charge now’, ‘green charging[*]’, ‘cost effective', and ‘customized schedule’. This market-leading solution offers homeowners the complete energy control they’ve been craving.

Furthermore, it can fully integrate with the wider Schneider Electric Wiser ecosystem to ensure users can charge EVs with renewable energy and the cheapest tariff at home. EV charging adds an extremely heavy energy load to the home, increasing home energy consumption by up to 40%. With the Wiser home energy system, homeowners can avoid skyrocketing bills and prepare for a more sustainable future, with just a few taps on the App. Using the ‘cost effective’ mode, Wiser creates the most efficient schedule based on the cheapest electricity tariff, while ‘green charging’ only uses renewable electricity sources. Plus, Wiser stops charging each time consumption reaches the homeowner’s power limit contract, ensuring bills stay under control, forever.

Wiser's intelligent energy management system automatically balances the loads to enable minimal disruption and maximum efficiency for homeowners. For instance, if they begin cooking, the system syncs with Wiser to understand energy consumption in real-time in conjunction with other appliances to avoid any disruption or tripping. It brings ultimate convenience, allowing you to charge your car without interrupting the rest of your lifestyle.

Connect with any smart device for complete home energy management

Schneider Electric is also previewing the world’s first Matter-ready range of devices in Europe and North American markets, enabling customers to connect any smart device with another, no matter the brand or where they bought it from. This is all possible thanks to the Matter-ready Wiser Gateway. Through the Matter-ready Wiser Home ecosystem, homeowners now have three different ways in which to control the energy use of their homes: through a voice control device such as Amazon’s Alexa, any type of switch (Matter ready or Zigbee certified), and the Wiser by Schneider Electric smartphone App.

By providing consumers with complete remote control of their smart home devices, such as radiator thermostats, humidity sensors, presence detectors, light switches and more, customers can reap the benefits of connected smart technology and gain more valuable insights to understand where they can make efficiencies.

All-in-one Wiser App is the one-stop shop for Home Energy Management

The foundation of effective Home Energy Management is the Wiser system App that’s able to monitor the entire electricity consumption in the house and monitor all the appliances, in particular the biggest energy guzzlers.

Understanding how, when, and where energy is used is more important than ever as consumers look for ways to make savings. With Wiser, consumers enjoy full visibility of the electricity and energy sources they use, enabling data-backed decisions on appliance use. The App provides a live view of power flow and a history of consumption to help homeowners make more informed decisions. Similarly, it tracks daily bills and offers AI-powered hints and tips on how to shift behaviors and use electricity when tariffs are at their lowest, as well as prioritizing the greenest energy source. It also compares homeowners’ energy usage to similar homes and advises how the most efficient performers are managing usage to reduce consumption and costs.

The Wiser App also does the same for heating, removing the chance of any power-exceeding costs. With smart heating management control, homeowners can remotely monitor and adjust the temperature of each room in their house and automatically reduce setpoints in unoccupied rooms. Through the Wiser App, homeowners can also adapt heating according to the weather and home insulation—all for an energy bill saving of up to €540 per year (£450 as a study in the UK has shown).

To complete the portfolio of sustainable Home Energy Management solutions, Schneider Electric will also showcase the following products at IFA: the Wiser Energy Center, Resi9 Connect, PowerTag and its Odace Sustainable and Merten Ocean Plastic sockets and switches made from recycled material and fishing nets.

Pricing and availability

Products will be available between Q4 2022 and Q1 2023, according to each market. Pricing to be shared at local launches. Visit Schneider Electric at IFA: Stand 123, Hall 5.2 for on-stand experiences and 1:1 energy consultations on how to reduce your personal carbon footprint.

Notes to editors

[*] Green charging mode available in 2023 in select countries
Briefings are available on site with spokespeople.
High-res images available on request
 
Interviews will be available with executives from the Global Home & Distribution Division:

Yan Golaz, SVP Global Innovation Offer, Schneider Electric Home & Distribution
Sitao Ma, VP Connected Systems, Chief Technology Officer, Schneider Electric Home & Distribution
Thomas Petuaud-Letang, SVP Europe, Schneider Electric Home & Distribution

About Matter

Matter is the industry-unifying standard that builds upon market-proven technologies and best practices. It aims to simplify connected experiences and provide greater interoperability in smart homes and buildings.

The new open-source, unified connectivity protocol, Matter, previously named CHIP (Connected Home over IP), will be applicable to many smart home and building solutions, including lighting, locks, speakers, HVAC controls, security systems, and routers. With Matter, instead of being limited to only those products that work with the smart system already in place, homes and businesses will now have the choice to integrate the new Matter certified devices that best fit their needs, regardless of brand.
 
Matter is built using IP and will deliver improved cyber security, native cloud connectivity, and device interoperability to consumers, manufacturers, product designers, and developers alike. Additionally, with standard definitions for device models, and lifecycle events such as provisioning/onboarding, removal, error recovery, and software update, developers can also be more confident in the consistency and quality of their users' experiences across ecosystems.

About Schneider Electric

Schneider’s purpose is to empower all to make the most of our energy and resources, bridging progress and sustainability for all. We call this Life Is On. Our mission is to be your digital partner for Sustainability and Efficiency. We drive digital transformation by integrating world-leading process and energy technologies, end-point to cloud connecting products, controls, software and services, across the entire lifecycle, enabling integrated company management, for homes, buildings, data centers, infrastructure and industries. We are the most local of global companies. We are advocates of open standards and partnership ecosystems that are passionate about our shared Meaningful Purpose, Inclusive and Empowered values.

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