Home Connectivity Alliance Announces HCA Energy Management Interface Specification 1.0 at CES 2024
HCA is comprised of 17 global brands, including AEG, American Standard, Arçelik, Beko, Electrolux, Frigidaire, GE Appliances, Grundig, Haier, HSB, Leader, LG, Midea, Resideo, Samsung, Trane and Vestel
- The specification enables energy-efficient solutions within the connected home, resulting in real-world energy and cost savings for the consumer
- Home Connectivity Alliance welcomes new members Hartford Steam Boiler and Midea Group
- HCA members including LG, Samsung and Vestel announce new interop partnerships and devices, expanding the adoption of HCA’s “any app to any device” ecosystem
Las Vegas, NV – January 8, 2024 – Home Connectivity Alliance (HCA), an organization dedicated to the development and promotion of secure interoperability and energy savings across long-life appliances, HVAC systems and TVs within the connected home ecosystem, today announced the release of its HCA Energy Management Specification 1.0 at CES 2024 in Las Vegas, Nev., USA on Jan. 9-12, 2024.
“HCA Energy Management is based on the principle that appliance manufacturers – like those involved in the Home Connectivity Alliance – are in the best position to determine the energy management potential of connected appliances,” said Yoon Ho Choi, Home Connectivity Alliance President. “Appliance manufacturers can make decisions that prioritize user experience, while delivering value to utilities and aggregators. We look forward to working with our partners in energy management to realize the savings and benefits for consumers.”
In 2023, Home Connectivity Alliance announced the HCA Interface Specification 1.0, establishing an industry standard for Cloud-to-Cloud (C2C) interoperability across long-life appliances, HVAC systems and TVs within the connected home ecosystem, and setting the stage for HCA Energy Management.
With HCA Energy Management, key data from appliances that consume the most energy – including how much power they use and how to optimize it – become more accessible. HCA members can offer energy usage insights that empower consumers to leverage HCA technology, resulting in energy efficiency and cost savings.
Additionally, Home Connectivity Alliance announced that Hartford Steam Boiler and Midea Group has joined the alliance.
HSB (Hartford Steam Boiler) is a multi-line specialty insurer and provider of inspection, engineering, risk management and technology-related services. HSB insurance offerings include equipment breakdown, cyber risk, specialty liability, and other coverages for both commercial and personal lines markets. HSB, part of Munich Re, is headquartered in Hartford, Connecticut, U.S., and is a leading provider of equipment breakdown insurance and related inspection services in North America, serving over five million commercial locations.
Midea Group is the world’s largest manufacturer of consumer appliances and major appliances. It offers household and commercial air conditioning appliances, refrigeration, laundry, and large cooking appliances, kitchen appliances, water appliances, vacuum appliances, small domestic appliances, and lighting. Midea Group offers one of the widest-ranging product portfolios, from mass-market products to premium goods. It also carries a diverse range of brands under Midea Group’s umbrella, including globally recognized household names like Toshiba, Midea, Comfee’, Eureka, COLMO, Beverly, Vandelo, and Little Swan.
The specification will be available for public viewing on the HCA website and open sourced to HCA members. HCA membership is necessary for use of HCA specifications, to become a member, visit www.homeconnectivityalliance.org/membership.
Visit HCA Members at CES 2024
- Eureka a Midea Brand: Venetian Expo, Halls A-D 52332
- LG Electronics: LVCC, Tech East, Central Hall 16008
- Resideo: Tech West, Venetian Expo, Titian 2201
- Samsung Electronics: LVCC, Tech East, Central Hall 19608
“There are many large energy loads in the home, and it will take a joint effort across many industries to help build a resilient electric grid. Resideo and our grid services experts helped design the HCA energy management specification with this resiliency in mind, and we look forward to working with manufacturers to support critical energy shifting services on the cloud-to-cloud platform trusted by nearly 300 U.S. utility partners and appliance manufacturers." - Linsey Miller, HCA Board Director and SVP, Business Development and Strategic Marketing, Resideo
About Home Connectivity Alliance
The Home Connectivity Alliance is a member-driven organization comprised of 17 global brands dedicated to the development and promotion of safe and secure interoperability and energy savings across long-life appliances, HVAC systems and TVs within the connected home ecosystem. For more information, visit www.homeconnectivityalliance.org/.