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Empower consumer to devise, custom user friendly energy management solutions and to reduce and contain their individual energy consumption.


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Summary

Our nation has been breaking into paths of innovation and scientific excellence in the past two centuries unchecked. We are growing and developing exponentially. The biggest impediment to fact that we are progressing is the difference in energy consumed and energy generated continues to grow into unacceptable levels. If this major problem is left unchecked it will dampen the progress of mankind.

Our solution to this great challenge was to try and add more generating units and make a conscious effort to reduce transmission losses. However these two solutions enjoyed limited success only as the onus of energy conservation was on the industrial sector. Our device attempts to tackle this challenging problem in a whole new perspective from the roots of society. We aim to shift the onus on to the domestic consumers by providing them accurate and useful data about their energy consumption pattern enabling them to devise custom user friendly energy management solutions at the household level.

DEP is an enabler in its truest sense as it empowers every consumer with the tools and knowledge to reduce and contain their individual energy consumption resulting in cost savings for themselves and energy savings for the energy provider.

The device provides the user with information about their current energy bill, forecasted energy bill and much more allowing the user to take stock of their current usage pattern effectively.  We look at our device as the first step in any practical real time domestic level energy management tool. 


Which proposals are included in your plan and how do they fit together?

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we believe no device or technology can alone handle and solve the energy crisis and save our planet, people are the key. We believe the above proposal also focus towards the people and make a behavioral change which will create a energy conscious future. 


Explanation of the emissions scenario calculated in the Impact tab


What are the plan’s key benefits?

.1.DEP will be designed and deployed in home, offices and buildings.

2.Allows the user to realize his energy bill on a daily basis and calculates rate of energy consumption frequently. This piece of knowledge is vital for any energy conservation program.

3.Predict bill payable enabling the user to control the usage and his energy bill.

4.Sends SMS regarding the present and forecasted bill amounts at predefined intervals.

6.Helps in reducing total energy consumption and therefore reduces energy demand per consumer.

8.Our innovative self-developed software is well equipped to enable any user to access  the functions menu with ease making it the most interactive appliance.

9.The use of an optical sensor as an input medium allows the device to be of optimal service to user scenarios where the energy tabulating meter (Energy Meter) is located far away from the location of energy consumption. This feature provides such specific users with means to monitor their energy usage pattern effectively.


What are the plan’s costs?

Development of DEP will not be a task compared to other energy saving technologies.

MATERIAL COST : INR 1300.00

Production Cost/piece: INR 500/piece (PCB Board design & making, soldering components, Programming Chip & Testing)

Case/Panel Design and Assembly: INR 250/piece

Certification/piece: INR 100

Transportation to different locations: INR 100

 Margin for distributor/Sale & Installation : INR 200

Maintenance & Support : INR 100 

Approximate Cost Expense per Product :INR 2550

Only disadvantage is the very small power consumption of DEP, which is negligible compared to the saved energy. 

Only disadvantage is the very small power consumption of DEP, which will be negligible compared to the energy saved.


What are the key challenges to enacting this plan?

The use of an optical sensor as an input medium for DEP makes it stand alone device.

Since there is no tampering done with the Energy meter, DEP can be used just like an house hold appliance with out the concern of any other authourity.


Timeline

First Phase 1-2 years

  • Testing and piloting using a small community like a University, residential area, flats or school during the year 1
  • Full fledged production and installation during year 2

 

Second Phase 3-4 years

  • Building next level DEP which provides the contribution of individual appliances towards the total energy bill, which results in precise and efficient energy management. 

 

DEP not only helps the user but also the community, when people starts conserving energy the total demand falls when demand falls, required production and cost of energy per unit also falls.

Even If one unit is saved by a single consumer, power generation and emission of Green House Gas can be reduced to a great extend.

Unwanted energy consumption and wastage of energy can be controlled in a very efficient and precise way.

Helps to build an energy conscious future generation.


Related plans

Building Management System (BMS).

BMS is an energy planner which aims at central monitoring system where else either can only monitor the usage of energy in a building.

DEP is a micro device which targets and empowers the consumer to regulate/control his consumption due the threat of upcoming tariff to be paid.

Unlike BMS we employ forecasted energy consumption allowing the user to sacrifice energy consumption at cost of personal convenience to alleviate himself of the heavy forecasted bill.

So what we propose is a device that keeps alerting, forecasting and trusting the consumer with the information. we believe no device or technology can alone handle and solve the energy scenario and save our planet, people are the key.


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