Energy Companies, Their Customers, and The Communities They Serve All Win With Intelligent, Automated Intelligent Thermostats

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The explosion of technology has benefited many industries but has also brought with it notable challenges, with the energy sector facing some of the most prominent issues now. At both an enterprise and a consumer level, energy providers are tasked with ever-growing energy demands, expected to improve distribution efficiency and optimize consumption.

This strain on energy providers comes at a pivotal time in the fight against energy inequality, as the electrification of the transport and heating sectors continues to accelerate globally, driving the energy demand significantly. As a result, global electricity demand is expected to grow at a much faster pace of 3% per year over the 2023-2025 period compared with the 2022 growth rate.

Furthermore, the recent emphasis on sustainability increased energy providers’ pressure to decrease carbon emissions. Though emissions from electricity generation only grew by a modest 1.1% in 2023, total electricity generation-related carbon emissions reached a record high of 37.55 billion metric tons (GtCO2).

Many energy providers now seek technology to ease their burden in today’s highly electrical environment. The most promising solutions currently are those that possess artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and other automated capabilities.

A More Intelligent Energy Sector 

In a relatively short time, AI has become a resourceful tool for the energy industry. The AI in the energy sector market came in at USD 5.23 billion at the end of 2023 but is expected to reach USD 6.39 billion by the end of 2023, growing at a CAGR of 22.2%. Experts predict continued growth at a CAGR of 20.2% until 2028, with an estimated market value of USD 13.36 billion.

For energy providers, the most useful form of AI has been automated energy management systems, which allow them to address key issues in energy consumption and foster innovation by opening the door to unforeseen possibilities.

For instance, AI aids energy providers in the quest for sustainability, helping to increase both the efficacy and economic viability of renewable energy systems by optimizing key aspects. AI algorithms can analyze weather patterns and historical data to predict the optimal times for energy production and placement of solar panels and wind turbines, enhancing the utilization of renewable resources.

Furthermore, AI-powered systems can optimize energy consumption by analyzing data from sensors and adjusting HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) systems, lighting, and other energy-intensive components. This intelligent control reduces energy costs and aligns with sustainability goals by minimizing unnecessary energy usage.

A Smarter System with HubBrain

We at Hub Controls are proud to offer an automated energy management system that delivers an energy, environmental, social, and financial impact. Our Hub Controller provides a seamless and user-friendly experience, enabling effortless management of energy consumption that autonomously optimizes energy use, ensuring that savings and efficiency are maximized without compromising comfort.

Along with our Hub Controller, HubBrain™ is our self-learning system that continuously identifies scenarios when our energy systems do not need to run. By constantly tracking key variables across millions of data points and adjusting each location to optimize energy use and savings, these systems are turned off automatically, providing consumers with 33% savings on average.

We have dedicated ourselves to empowering the underserved low-income demographic, providing a product and a gateway to energy independence, reduced energy costs, and a clear path toward lowering carbon footprints.

Overall, as the energy sector continues its journey towards a more intelligent and sustainable future, AI is a sensible path for energy providers to meet the ever-growing demands of consumers and businesses alike. Hub controls can help energy providers take the first step on this revolutionary journey to reshape energy consumption patterns and embrace a sustainable lifestyle.