EpiSensor IoT technology reveals insights in first DECC- commissioned study of RHI heat pumps

EpiSensor‘s Internet of Things (IoT) platform has been used by the UK Government’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) to inform Government policy. It is an example of IoT technology is influencing Government policy at the highest levels.

The installation of heat pumps (which are considered a renewable energy source) was subsidised by the UK Government as part of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme, but it was not known how these systems were performing in practice.

EpiSensor’s IoT platform was used to monitor the systems in real-time, and the data revealed important insights into the performance of the systems, and the effectiveness of the subsidy. The findings of the study will influence the UK Government’s policy regarding the RHI scheme.

First-of-its-kind project commissioned by the UK Government’s Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) uses EpiSensor technology to measure the in-service performance of heat pumps.

“This study proves that the Internet of Things is already influencing government policy at the highest levels. The insights we gain by collecting accurate, real-time data open up new opportunities to improve performance and efficiency in so many different industries, empowering people to make better decisions,” said EpiSensor CEO Brendan Carroll.

Located in Limerick, Ireland, EpiSensor is a global designer and manufacturer of wireless monitoring systems that make it easier to collect data from industry so people can make better decisions. The company’s enterprise-class monitoring systems are flexible, scalable, secure, reliable and easy to install and maintain.

EpiSensor’s Gateway, which interfaces with most enterprise-level software system, aims to simplify system management and provides instant access to data. EpiSensor’s systems have reportedly improved efficiency and performance for Governments and Fortune 500 customers in Europe, Australia, Asia, and North America.

More information on the DECC report is available here.

More information about EpiSensor is available here.

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