Reliant Energy, Nest partner on thermostat program
The Nest thermostat automatically adjusts to customers’ lifestyles.
Reliant Energy Retail Holdings LLC recently became the first electricity provider to partner with Palo Alto, Calif.-based Nest, a new technology company that sells the Nest Learning Thermostat, a thermostat that automatically adjusts to a customer’s lifestyle.
Reliant, a Houston-based electricity and energy solutions provider that is a part of New Jersey-based NRG Energy Inc. (NYSE: NRG), will feature the Nest Learning Thermostat as part of its Reliant Learn & Conserve Plan, a 24-month fixed electricity plan.
The Nest thermostat automatically adjusts to customers’ lifestyles by allowing them to create personalized schedules based on their temperature-change history.
“While only about 10 percent of programmable thermostats are ever actually programmed, 99 percent of installed Nest Learning Thermostats are running a schedule that reflects the owners’ lives. We’re excited to be working with Nest to give customers a better way to control their electricity use,” Elizabeth Killinger, Reliant’s senior vice president of residential and operations, said in a statement.
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