Aug. 28, 2013: ecobee Thermostat Included in Utility Demand Response Program
Thermostat Connects with Smart Meters for Residential Demand Response
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.
Publication date: 8/26/2013