US 11,658,491 B2
Methods of optimizing energy usage from energy suppliers
Kiran Bhatraju, Washington, DC (US); Shannon Bauman, Decatur, GA (US); Owen Quinlan, Washington, DC (US); and Nancy Hersh, Washington, DC (US)
Assigned to Arcadia Power, Inc., Washington, DC (US)
Filed by Arcadia Power, Inc., Washington, DC (US)
Filed on Mar. 10, 2022, as Appl. No. 17/691,630.
Application 17/691,630 is a continuation of application No. 16/925,707, filed on Jul. 10, 2020, granted, now 11,322,944.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/922,560, filed on Aug. 15, 2019.
Prior Publication US 2022/0200289 A1, Jun. 23, 2022
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. H02J 3/38 (2006.01); H02J 13/00 (2006.01); G05B 13/04 (2006.01)
CPC H02J 3/381 (2013.01) [G05B 13/042 (2013.01); H02J 13/00006 (2020.01); H02J 2300/22 (2020.01); H02J 2300/28 (2020.01)] 10 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method comprising:
determining, at a server, average historical usage of energy by a user based on received energy usage data;
determining, at the server, at least one available energy usage plan from one or more energy providers based on the determined average historical usage of energy and by determining available energy rate structures;
determining, at the server, an optimized energy usage from the one or more energy providers that include at least one selected from the group consisting of: at least one available solar energy option, at least one available wind energy option, and at least one available hydroelectric energy option based on the determined at least one available energy usage plan;
controlling, at the server, one or more settings of an energy usage device based on the determined optimized energy usage and a selected energy usage plan from the determined at least one energy usage plan by:
transmitting, from the server, an energy use schedule to a second server that controls the energy usage device;
installing, from the second server, the energy use schedule onto the energy usage device; and
transmitting, from the energy usage device, usage data to the server via the second server;
periodically determining, at the server, whether there is a different energy usage plan that is available that increases the optimization of energy usage from the one or more energy providers compared to the determined optimized energy usage by the selected energy usage plan; and
selecting, at the server, the different energy usage plan from the one or more energy providers when it is determined that the different energy usage plan increases the optimization of energy usage.