HOUSTON — Reliant has teamed up with EnTouch Controls to bring energy management systems to Texas small and medium-sized businesses. Through an easy-to-use controller, business customers have the potential to reduce their electricity usage by 15 percent, according to EnTouch.

When customers sign up for the Reliant Business Smart Controls plan, they will receive the IntelliTools™ Controller, a smart thermostat designed for businesses. Customers can receive up to three controllers with additional controllers available as needed with a custom solution. The controller allows users to remotely manage HVAC equipment to reduce electricity usage.

The controller can be accessed through a website or iOS/Android smartphone app, where users can:

• Schedule and control HVAC to increase energy efficiency.

• Use analytics and diagnostic tools to understand how and where HVAC is used at facilities and identify opportunities to reduce usage.

• Receive notifications via text and email about changes in HVAC use, or even signal equipment malfunction or failure.

• Manage multiple locations and benchmark various sites all from one dashboard with a single login.

“Reliant evaluated the needs of our small business customers and paired a Reliant Business Smart Controls plan with EnTouch technology to help businesses succeed,” said Bill Harmon, vice president of mass markets, Reliant. “There are big opportunities to capture savings, and together we can use technology to help our customers uncover more ways to increase efficiency.”

Customers will have access to ongoing technical assistance through a dedicated EnTouch Customer Care Team.

“Our mission is to create easy-to-use tools that help businesses monitor energy use and find opportunities to save,” said Greg Fasullo, CEO of EnTouch Controls. “By partnering with Reliant, we can provide a robust, cost-effective tool for the Reliant business customers to achieve a sustained reduction in their energy, maintenance, and capital costs.”

For more information, visit www.reliant.com/smartcontrols.

Publication date: 4/14/2014

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