Open Smart Energy Gateway (OpenSEG)

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Although electricity costs can be volatile, consumers have historically not been aware of any price variation during the day. With the introduction of new tariffs, consumers may want more tools to help them better understand their electricity use. The ability to readily obtain real time electricity consumption data from the meter provides new opportunities to make timely changes in the way electricity is used, LBNL designed the Open Smart Energy Gateway (OpenSEG) platform to provide a secure, real time link between consumers and their electrical consumption data. OpenSEG conveys near-real time smart meter data to consumers without the delays or latencies associated with it being transported to the utility data center and, subsequently through other methods, back to the consumer.