The UtilityPRO™ is a thermostat for utility-sponsored demand response programs that combines a touch screen interface with advanced load control and communication capabilities. The smart thermostat’s display provides customers with current and past energy usage and billing information. It also enables text messaging to customers, such as reminders to conserve energy during peak times or appreciation for their participation in the program. According to the manufacturer, the thermostat allows a utility to control a customer’s a/c condenser and fan operation separately, providing many cases when consumers are not aware their condensers have been cycled off.
Honeywell Utility Solutions, 199 Rosewood Dr., Ste. 300, Danvers, MA 01923; 800-345-6770, ext. 615; www.honeywell.com/utility