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Electric Light & Power: Embracing a Bottom-up Approach to Load Control Programs

Laura Kier

December 8, 2012

By Andy Martin, EnergyHub

The explosion of communicating thermostats has created an opportunity for utilities to cost-effectively acquire new demand response assets. Installed by consumers, contractors, and cable and security companies, these thermostats offer the potential for utilities to lower demand response program costs and increase customer satisfaction.

Remote control thermostats are being installed in homes through many channels across North America. Advanced home security systems from companies such as Vivint Inc. include remote control thermostats. Cable companies and Internet service providers such as Verizon Communications Inc. and Comcast Corp. offer remote control thermostats as part of their home management packages. HVAC contractors can now install Wi-Fi thermostats as part of new or upgraded heating and cooling systems. Do-it-yourself homeowners purchase smart thermostats at retail from companies such as Radio Thermostat Co. of America and 3M. No matter the service provider or the installation path a customer chooses, chances are good that a remote control thermostat is available.

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