Green Running are a London-based team of Data Scientists and Machine Learning experts specialising in high-frequency disaggregation and data analytics in the energy sector.
In the Beginning
Peter Davies founded Green Running in 2010. The initial focus was on reducing energy consumption within the commercial market; supporting hotels and restaurants in the hospitality industry to lower their energy bills, encourage behavioural change among their employees and achieve sustainability targets.
“As our technology advanced it became clear that the ability to sample data in extremely high frequencies offered not only a compelling tool to lower energy bills, but the data generated also provided a powerful potential to exploit other opportunities.”
Smart meters were being rolled out across the domestic market but the information they provided was not detailed enough to encourage the long-term behavioural change in the home that would ultimately lead to lower energy bills and increased efficiency.
The Technical Bit
Thanks to over a decade of experience in high-frequency data acquisition which derived from Peter’s first business, Austin Consultants, we are able to sample data from an electricity meter at up to 5 million times faster than a smart meter.
Due to this high-frequency sampling, we are able to magnify the data and identify the energy signature of individual electrical appliances. This enables us to detect when key home appliances have been turned on or off, display how much they’re costing in real time. From this, our mission was born:
“We’re democratising data; unscrambling vast amounts of data from electricity usage and handing it back to the user in a form that helps them actively create positive change.”
All of this data is extremely valuable to homeowners and we wanted to produce a device that would help homes benefit from their electricity data and help them save money, take control of energy bills and keep their home safe and efficient.
Frustrated with the lack of information from smart meters, we developed Verv, a home energy assistant on a mission to help homeowners master their power!
Green Running founded in March 2010 and since then have been on a journey to help homes and businesses reduce their energy consumption.
Verv win Technology Innovation of the Year at the 2018 Energy Awards.
Verv win 3 awards at the 2017 Business Green Technology Awards including App of the Year, Future City Technology of the Year and overall Technology of the Year.
CEO Peter Davies wins 'Innovator of the Year' at the 2016 Business Green Technology Awards
Our domestic energy monitor Verv wins 'Best Product Demonstration' at the 2016 European NILM Workshop
Peter pitches at the ECO15 conference in London and details multiple benefits of disaggregating high-frequency electricity data
Green Running win 'Best Smart-Grid Innovation' at the 2014 Energy Awards