Milbank and Sentec are launching an energy control product next month. The new technology, the integrated automatic transfer switch (I-ATS), will help systems cope when multiple devices operate in a single installation.
ELN spoke to Sentec’s Chief Operating Officer, Oliver Burstall, who said it had many benefits: “The system will decide intelligently when to draw energy from a specific source. It is already futureproof, it expects to talk to other installations like itself.”
Sentec claim the product works with most Smart Meter communication tools so that utilities can become more efficient. Smart grids allow the consumer to manage all resources for a single property more effectively.
Sentec operate most of their business in the US, Mr Burstall said that it pursuing smart technologies was more cost-effective for companies in America: “There are now regulatory imperatives in Europe- there will be a commercial benefit but its harder to make that in Europe.”