Here’s a little something utility folks might find interesting: Residential energy management product developer Rainforest Automation has partnered with Southern Cal Edison (SCE) to sell its smart meter-reading EMU™ Energy Monitoring Unit directly consumers at six Best Buy stores in southern California. via Smart Grid: Retail HAN devices with Zigbee move into Southern Cal.
Analysts have long predicted that big box retailers – Wal-Mart, Home Depot, etc. – could someday compete as power retailers. Chicago-area consumers will see this idea in action, thanks to a new arrangement between Constellation Energy and Best Buy. The companies have teamed to allow customers to switch providers while also buying related products such Continue reading →
In an effort to help customers “demystify technology,” Best Buy is the latest company trying to get consumers amped about saving energy in their homes. Earlier this month the electronics giant launched its two-pronged Home Energy Concept. The Concept includes the opening of three pilot programs within stores in Texas, California and Illinois. Special demonstration areas provide a space for Continue reading →
Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE: BBY) today launched its Home Energy™ retail concept, via an Online Learning Center on BestBuy.com and physical departments within three U.S. Best Buy stores, to provide technology products, solutions and services that help consumers understand, control and reduce their energy consumption and costs. Both the online experience and the physical Continue reading →
Maybe Best Buy can make sense of the smart grid for consumers. The electronics retailer today is launching a push into home energy management products through dedicated zones at three stores and an online home energy “learning center.” The company will announce the plan at the BSR conference on corporate sustainability and begin product demos Continue reading →