"Energy aware" devices are able to communicate information on how much energy they are consuming, in real time. Energy use can either be measured by on-board measurement hardware, or estimated within a device's firmware.
Following the work of the Connected Devices Alliance, EDNA has published a study of the policy opportunities for encouraging devices to become "energy aware". The report concluded that:
The report can be downloaded here.
EDNA has also developed a prototype smart lamp, that is able to accurately estimate its energy consumption during dimming - refer video below.