ecobee’s Smart Si thermostat with ZigBee Smart Energy Profile is now compatible with Southern California Edison’s (SCE’s) advanced metering infrastructure network. Select SCE customers will be able to connect their ecobee thermostats to their smart meter and make informed decisions about the 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.
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% on cooling annually when compared to leaving their thermostat on hold at 72°F (22°C).
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, further advancements will be made in analytics and reporting and automated demand response.