Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) August 15, 2013
Today, 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 thermostats to their Smart Meter and make informed decisions about 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.
The Smart Si delivers flexibility for SCE customers’ lifestyle and home comfort. With the thermostat’s intuitive user interface, it’s simple for customers to set their personalized schedule and connect with their thermostat via a Wi-Fi connection anytime using their smartphone, tablet, or desktop. ecobee homeowners have saved an average of 21 percent on cooling annually when compared to leaving their thermostat on hold at 72°F.
“Our Smart Si thermostat will offer improved energy saving opportunities for SCE customers,” said Stuart Lombard, President & CEO, 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 rapidly evolving its software to integrate with utilities’ infrastructure. With the recent launch of ecobee’s public Application Programming Interface (API), 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 works with many utilities across North America in deployment of programmable communication thermostats for residential and commercial thermostats, including Pacific Gas and Electric, National Grid, Austin Energy, Just Energy, Milton Hydro, Taylor Electric and Avista.
To learn more about ecobee’s utility solutions, visit http://www.ecobee.com/solutions/utility/. Please contact Southern California Edison to determine if you are eligible to install an ecobee Smart Si in your home.
ecobee, Inc. delivers intelligent energy management solutions. Installed in homes and businesses across North America, the ecobee Open Energy Management Platform is the easiest way for residential and commercial customers to understand, manage and reduce their energy consumption. Servicing both the Utility and HVAC markets, ecobee’s line of Wi-Fi enabled thermostats, online web portals and smart phone apps are the products of choice for ease of use, energy efficiency and demand response programs.