I am passionate aboutAs a founder of Smart Load Solutions, I am passionate about how the world is
consuming electricity. Electricity grids were built and designed over a
century ago with an aim to provide electricity to the consumers whenever they
demand it. When a device is turned on, there has to be electricity for it.
Since these electric consumers do not communicate with each other, we have
built huge infrastructures to be able to supply electricity when everyone is
demanding it at once.
Today, however, is a new era. IT and telecommunications have revolutionized
the world. It is time they do the same with power grids. If we are able to
make electric consumers to communicate with each other and with the power
grid to not to consume electricity all at once, we would be able to make
electricity grids much more efficient. For example, it would make sense that
all the electric devices would consume electricity when there is a lot of
renewable energy (wind/solar/hydro) in the grid and only the ones that humans
need for comfort are turned on when we produce electricity from coal.
Thanks to IT innovations, we can do that. Smart Load Solutions, for example,
is creating exactly this sort of software platform for electric heaters and
coolers. Since they have a huge inertia, we can shift the times that
heaters/coolers consume electricity without causing any discomfort for people
using them. So these devices "talk" to the grid and consume electricity when
it is cheap and produced from renewable sources. Thanks to this sort of
flexible consumption the cost of electricity can go down by 20% and renewable
sources are much more efficiently utilized.
ActionsTogether with my brothers I have created a company called Smart Load
Solutions (SLS). SLS is focused on making electric consumers not just to
consume electricity based on their local needs but also to take into account
what is going on in the electricity grid. We are the first ones from Estonia
to make electric consumers to consume electricity during the cheapest and
greenest times possible without causing any discomfort for the end user. What
we are focused on achieving now, is to make this solution to be wildly used
in different countries and that it would start to take mass effect. How we
plan to do it - we take advantage of the existing infrastructure. There are
more and more smart thermostats on the market that have internet connection.
We are creating software platform that can be integrated with these
thermostats. So thermostats using SLS software will be even smarter then
before as they will also take into account what is going on in the
We have worked with the idea for 1,5 years and have 3 people employed to
bring this to reality.