Hampden Kuhns, foreground, is the CEO and co-founder of LoadIQ. He is pictured with Sasan Alishahi, an intern technician for the company.
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LoadIQ's hardware and software system separates electrical and natural gas flow to communicate itemized energy usage at the appliance level, giving energy customers the knowledge they need to make cost-effective energy saving decisions. We asked LoadIQ co-founder and CEO Dr. Hampden Kuhns to share his experience at and following the 2011 New Ventures Forum in June.
If a smart meter tells a utility and the consumer how much energy is being produced at that moment in a home or building, then perhaps the device Hampden Kuhns and Morien Roberts have developed should be called something like a brilliant meter.
"Smart meters aren't particularly smart," says Kuhns. "Compared to what we used before they are, but it's not going to identify the source."
Their new meter does. It doesn't just measure the overall energy produced, but also how much energy specific appliances are producing at any given time. It has intelligence, so to speak. The Desert Research Institute inventors are calling it and their new startup company LoadIQ.