Digitise energy with carbonTRACK

carbonTRACK provides digital insight and control over any connected energy ecosystem. An ideal platform for efficient network operators, forward-thinking businesses, and mindful energy users.

Digital energy

‘Digital energy’ is defined as energy flow that is transparently measured in real-time and can be managed remotely via a desktop or app. Digital energy is often referred to as ‘smart energy’. It enables residential energy users, businesses and network operators to manage and automate their energy ecosystem from any location, ensuring that the energy ecosystem is connected, reliable, and sustainable. 

carbonTRACK can digitise your energy management and give you the control to;
- remotely manage circuit-level switching and plug-in appliances
- schedule loads to run at ideal times
- optimise solar generation for greatest ROI
- maximise storage and battery usage
- improve energy efficiency
- minimise energy costs
- take the stress out of managing an evolving energy ecosystem

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It starts with the carbonTRACK Smart Gateway

The transition to digital energy starts with the carbonTRACK Smart Gateway. Network operators, businesses and everyday energy consumers can use the carbonTRACK Smart Gateway to digitally manage the use of the grid, generated and stored energy. carbonTRACK connects all the energy ecosystem components – energy circuits, plug-in appliances*, solar and storage – to ensure that they are working together to deliver optimal value. With in-depth live and historic insights, users can make greater decisions upon how they manage their usage, generation, and storage.
The carbonTRACK Smart Gateway enables users to remotely control circuit-level switchings, such as pool pumps, ducted AC, electric hot water and zoned lighting. carbonTRACK can help users to run loads at optimal times, from managing shifting tariffs and using solar generation. In energy events such as a grid outage, the carbonTRACK Smart Gateway can automatically switch off nonessential items (change items to loads) to maximise the user’s energy storage.

*With the addition of carbonTRACK Smart Plugs, users can extend their energy ecosystem to manage plug-in appliances. This will give users ‘smart home’ capabilities such as remote management, load scheduling and automate appliances to run at the times for the best value.  

 

The benefits

Life’s luxuries always come at a cost – air-conditioning, a clean pool, at times even hot water– however, the cost can be minimised with carbonTRACK.

carbonTRACK delivers value at the building, network and grid level.

For the organisations
carbonTRACK enables an organisation to operate and digitally manage their energy. carbonTRACK's Smart Gateway provides organisations with valuable energy insight and remote control to better manage their energy consumption. Organisations can remotely manage existing electrical circuits, plugged-in equipmentHVAC systems, and other elements of their energy ecosystem. Facility Managers are able to make high-level cost-saving decisions with real-time energy data and they can also access historical data. They also can remotely switch or schedule loads to run at times to suit the organisation's energy usage goals. This deals with peak demand management and ensures that equipment is not left on unnecessarily. 

carbonTRACK Fleet Management enables multi-site organisations to manage their entire portfolio on one platform. They can create customised alerts around system faults, troubleshoot remotely and reduce truck rolls and downtime.

carbonTRACK Demand Charge Manager can help an organisation to stay within their demand charge limits and avoid the extra costs and penalties caused by energy-hungry equipment running during peak times.

Managers can create essential and non-essential loads lists. Essential loads can be prioritised based on operational requirements. In the event of a grid outage, carbonTRACK will automatically switch off non-essential loads so that any stored energy can be used where it is needed most. If essential loads are required to be turned off, carbonTRACK will work through the essential load list based on priorities. Managers can move loads from non-essential to essential and the essential list can be re-prioritised at any time using carbonTRACK’s back-end, making it completely flexible.

For the households
carbonTRACK can help home occupants gain greater control of their energy use, generation & storage.

On average, electric hot water systems represent up to 30% of a household’s energy bill, even if it is only being used once or twice per day. It’s like a kettle that keeps on boiling.

The carbonTRACK platform allows users to schedule hot water systems to switch off when they aren’t needed. carbonTRACK can schedule the pool pump to run during low tariff windows.


Users have access to carbonTRACK Smart Plugs to control & monitor plug-in appliances.

 

Digitally manage equipment and appliances

A ‘smart plug’ is a term used for any add-on plug that can enhance or add an extra feature to a plugin appliance. Some smart plugs are used as a remote control and others may only give you energy usage insights. However, carbonTRACK Smart Plugs enable appliances to join the user’s digital energy ecosystem. 

A carbonTRACK Smart Plug plugs into a traditional power point/ electrical socket and integrates it into your smart home network. It allows you to monitor and control whatever you plug into it from the carbonTRACK App on your smartphone or with your voice through Google Home.

You can check for energy-hungry or faulty appliances. Use them to maximise consumption while your solar is generating energy. Use the scheduling capability to optimise your lifestyle.

Use carbonTRACK programs such as Battery Maximiser or Peak Demand Manager and allow nonessential appliances to switch off during an energy event to avoid peak demand charges or to make the most of stored energy.

 

Digitally control climate

No one likes climate change... 
At unreasonable temperatures, it can be distracting and too uncomfortable to work, live or play. By digitally managing a household or organisation’s temperature with carbonTRACK, users will be able to automate their ideal climate for a greater lifestyle or workplace, whilst also being energy-efficient and minimise energy wastage.

carbonTRACK Climate Command
The carbonTRACK Climate Command gives you the ability to ensure a comfortable temperature ideal for your lifestyle. carbonTRACK Climate Command remotely controls and automates split air-conditioning systems. It uses the infra-red capability to connect to a split system. Users can set schedules for split systems to come on during low tariff windows and to switch off when no longer needed. The carbonTRACK platform can optimise the use of existing tariff structures ensuring users stay within peak demand limits.

Key benefits
- Control and manage your split system temperature and running schedule
- Pre-installed IR codes for mainstream split system air conditioners
- IR code learning functionality for unknown brand split system devices

carbonTRACK Smart Thermostat
With carbonTRACK Smart Thermostat organisations can optimise the usage of HVAC systems. The Smart Thermostat allows full remote monitoring and control of HVAC systems. It allows remote monitoring and control, schedule setting and alert functionality.

Key benefits
- Control and manage your HVAC temperature and running schedule
- Installation is a simple replacement for your existing HVAC controller. No change to the main HVAC unit is required.

 

Upgrading to a digital energy management ecosystem can significantly reduce households‘ and organisations’ energy costs.

If you are ready to digitise your energy ecosystem, contact carbonTRACK  

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