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Toshiba introduces home energy management system in France

Published 05 September 2013

Japanese electronics manufacturer Toshiba has launched its sales and marketing of a home energy management system (HEMS) and services in Europe with the launch of Pluzzy in France.

Pluzzy is a modular system that allows connected households to visualize current and cumulative power consumption for the day, week, month and year; to measure the cost; and to set and manage consumption targets. It also tracks CO2 emissions.

According to the company, Smartplug, a component of Pluzzy, monitors energy consumption and allows programming and management of individual equipment.

The overall system and individual settings, including remote control operation of lighting, heating and other equipment, can be accessed and controlled by a PC or network-connected TV, or a smartphone or tablet, which can also be used from remote locations outside the home.

Toshiba stated that the initial sales of Pluzzy are promoted by Toshiba Systemes (France).

Toshiba's Smart Community Division general manager Ryuji Maruyama said, "We are excited to launch our HEMS products and services in France, as we are convinced they will allow consumers to achieve not only enhanced home energy management but a better quality of life.

"We will steadily expand the HEMS business, including heating solutions for winter, and going forward we will launch Pluzzy in the UK and Germany. We aim to introduce the system to over 150,000 households or so in Europe in the next three years." Maruyama said.

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