TORONTO — ecobee announced its Smart Si thermostat with ZigBee Smart Energy Profile (SEP) is now compatible with Southern California Edison’s (SCE) advanced metering infrastructure network. As a compatible home area network device, select SCE customers will be able to connect their ecobee thermostat to their smart meter to manage energy usage in their homes.

As part of SCE’s limited launch of residential demand-response-capable thermostats, the ecobee Smart Si allows SCE to offer two-way communication to its customers and provides automated energy conservation to help customers save on their energy bills.

“Our Smart Si thermostat will offer improved energy saving opportunities for SCE customers,” said Stuart Lombard, president and CEO of ecobee. “With thermostat and utility companies now working together to advance the smart grid, SCE is one utility provider paving the way.”

To assist utilities with advancing the smart grid, ecobee is evolving its software to integrate with utilities’ infrastructure. With the recent launch of its public application programming interface (API), ecobee said further advancements will be made in analytics and reporting and automated demand response. Current API partnerships include AutoGrid, Earth Networks, SmartThings, and Integral Analytics.

ecobee said it works with a number of utilities across North America in deployment of programmable communication thermostats for residential and commercial applications, including Pacific Gas and Electric, National Grid, Austin Energy, Just Energy, Milton Hydro, Taylor Electric, and Avista.

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Publication date: 8/26/2013

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