CIP Energy™

CIP Energy™ provides a family of objects and services for the optimization of energy usage (OEU™) and allows scalability of implementation within the device from basic energy awareness to more advanced functions for control of energy, aggregation and reporting of energy information or dynamic demand-response. Further, CIP Energy allows systems to monitor energy usage and manage energy for efficient energy consumption through dynamic control of energy state and analysis of energy information. Protocol neutral energy attributes allow for flexibility in the propagation of energy information via multiple protocols to facilitate an e-business model such as capturing energy requirements as a line item on production bills of material or to implement demand-response mechanisms for dynamic energy transactions.