Navetas and TI agree technology partnership

Navetas Energy Management has signed a technology partnership agreement with Texas Instruments (TI). The partnership will look to embed Navetas’ innovative energy disaggregation technology for home energy monitoring on TI’s processor platforms. By embedding its algorithms on TI’s silicon, Navetas is looking to roll its technology out into new smart metering and smart grid systems.

According to Navetas energy disaggregation holds the key to unlocking the potential of home energy monitoring systems in reducing energy demand and changing consumer behaviour by showing households how much energy each individual appliance is using. Unlike competitive solutions, Navetas’ technology is self learning and can monitor appliance-level energy use from a single point, namely the smart meter, in real time.

Energy disaggregation technology applications also include smart grid functionality such as demand response, load balancing and distribution monitoring applications.

Commenting Chris Saunders, CEO of Navetas, said “This partnership is another major milestone for Navetas. It clearly demonstrates the global potential of energy disaggregation technology as the burgeoning home energy monitoring sector begins to scale around the world. With the support of TI’s resources in the development and integration of our technology into their portfolio of high performance processors, we will increase our engineering capacity and expertise, accelerate our time to market for new products and maximise our technology flexibility for our customers.”

“The energy sector is a key growth market for Texas Instruments as the implementation of smart meters and smart grids lead to greater demand for processing power throughout the energy supply chain,” said Markus Staeblein, General Manager of TI’s Smart Grid product line. “Navetas is a great example of how complex data processing can provide game-changing functionality to our industry. TI is committed to being the market leader in smart grid solutions and our partnership with Navetas will enable us to continue to differentiate and grow our market offering in this sector.”

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