Electric cars, smart homes, and intermittent renewables will make the job of keeping the lights on harder and more expensive. To avoid critical situations grid operators need to learn to collaborate well with users.
POW! helps do that by facilitating collaboration between people and grid operators to live off their local resources: energy efficiency, renewables, and generosity.
How? When the grid is strained we push notifications during #TimetoPOW! events giving actionable recommendations to community users. Users switch off or sell renewables. We deal on their behalf with the grid.
What’s in it for customers? Better customer engagement. What’s in it for users? Up to 30% energy savings which they can a) cash out or b) use towards their next bill or c) donate to community projects such as funding a local start-up, building a communal garden, or buying communal solar cells.
- Poppy Kalesi, Founder of POW! and Business lead