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CAPE LightCompact

Technology Category
  • Sensors - Utility Meters
Applicable Industries
  • Utilities
Applicable Functions
  • Business Operation
Use Cases
  • Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI)
The Challenge
Cape Light was challenged with putting together a residential energy efficiency program that incorporates real-time, long-term behavior change by driving engagement with their customers. They turned to People Power (PPC) to provide them with both the underlying technology and the marketing and education needed to engage with their customers in a fun, flexible manner, which in turn would drive energy savings. Cape Light chose People Power because only PPC had the requisite combination of Green Button expertise, mobile, web and back-end infrastructure, and proven behavioral science knowledge.
About The Customer
Cape Light Compact is a nationally recognized award-winning energy services organization operated by the 21 towns and two counties on Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard. The Compact’s mission is to serve its 200,000 customers through the delivery of proven en
The Customer
Cape Light Compact
The Solution
People Power approached residential energy efficiency by first engaging Cape Light’s customer with the things they cared about the most, the security and lifestyle of their family, friends and pets. Presence™ enables:

• Users to set up spare iOS or Android devices as cameras to see when kids return from school.
• Users to set up a spare mobile ‘phone as a camera to monitor their pet’s food and water dish and be alerted whenever their pet eats or drinks.
• User to set up a device at an relative’s home, that can initiate a two-way video call with the click of a button. (Without requiring the elderly person to be technically literate.)
• Integration with the MonsterCentral™ app allows users to set up lights to simulate whether they are home or away (by connecting a lamp to the smart plug.)
• Energy Monitor that provides real-time energy consumption from plug-in devices, dumb or smart meters, and downloadable data from utility web-sites via the Green Button initiative.
Operational Impact
  • [Data Management - Data Visualization]
    Users to set up spare iOS or Android devices as cameras to see when kids return from school, for example
  • [Process Optimization - Real Time Monitoring]
    Monitor provides real-time energy consumption from plug-in devices, dumb or smart meters, and downloadable data from utility web-sites via the Green Button initiative.
  • [Data Management - Data Analysis]
    Energy Monitor that provides real-time energy consumption from plug-in devices, dumb or smart meters, and downloadable data from utility web-sites via the Green Button initiative.

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