Yello Sparzähler online

Start and end dates: 
January, 2008 to December, 2009
Prevailing Stage of Development: 
Brief description and/or other information regarding the project: 
Yello Strom and Cisco have announced the launch of a 'smart grid' pilot. Its aim is to create an intelligent energy system that allows customers to measure and control the power consumption of their electrical appliances, enabling them to reduce their monthly bills.In the current pilot, Cisco and Yello Strom have collaborated to enable 70 selected homes and businesses to communicate intelligently with the local power grid and power sources over an Internet Protocol (IP) network. Customers can use Yello Sparzähler online (a smart electricity meter) to receive information about their electricity consumption in real time. Meanwhile, a home energy management system also allows customers to set appliances such as washing machines to operate during off-peak periods, via the use of 'smart plugs' .
Project full name: 
Energy-Saving Smart Grid Pilot in Germany
Countries involved: 
Project Main Application: 
Smart Customer and Smart Home
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