04. September 2016 · Comments Off on Centrica unit chief says adoption of its smart thermostats has doubled within a year · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The desire for more efficient energy usage and evolving consumer behaviour has seen demand for Centrica’s smart thermostats more than double in 12 months, according to Nina Bhatia, Managing Director of the FTSE 100 energy company’s Connected Home unit.At the heart of the British Gas owner’s suite of products and solutions targeting digital home management, a nascent industry premised on the Internet of Things (IoT), is Hive – a suite of wireless products that let you control your home from your mobile, tablet or laptop practically anytime, anywhere, from lighting to hot water, central heating to variable temperature management of individual rooms.

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27. February 2015 · Comments Off on British Gas Jumps Into Home Automation With AlertMe Acquisition · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

Nearly five years ago, AlertMe was already looking beyond utilities to be a home energy platform provider to telecoms and other providers that might someday get into the connected home market.

In just half a decade, much has changed, and it was ultimately British Gas, a longtime strategic investor and commercial partner to the startup, that purchased AlertMe for a total of $100 million.

via British Gas Jumps Into Home Automation With AlertMe Acquisition : Greentech Media.

29. August 2014 · Comments Off on Scottish Power is the latest energy provider to offer its own smart thermostat · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

Not to be outdone by British Gas and nPower, Scottish Power has become the latest energy supplier to jump aboard the smart thermostat bandwagon. While its rivals are either pushing their own controls or have teamed up companies like Nest to help customers automate their heating, Scottish Power is doing a bit of both by spinning off a white-label version of the Climote thermostat.

via Scottish Power is the latest energy provider to offer its own smart thermostat.

16. June 2014 · Comments Off on Heat Genius smart energy control: the best of Nest and Honeywell Evohome? · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

Controlling your central heating seems a low priority when the sun’s out at last, but now is the best time to start thinking of how you can reduce your gas bill with a bit of smart technology.

I’ve been living with Hive from British Gas for just over six months, so I jumped at the chance to see a more advanced competitor in action, even on a warm day.

Heat Genius is a British start-up that combines elements of Hive, the Nest intelligent learning system from Google, and Honeywell’s multi-room Evohome smart heating.

via Heat Genius smart energy control: the best of Nest and Honeywell Evohome? – Recombu.

20. May 2014 · Comments Off on Nest smart thermostat comes to nPower, cools your energy bill · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

You can warm your nest without burning money as nPower becomes the first European energy company to sell the smart Nest Learning Thermostat, turning up the heat on rival British Gas smart system Hive.

Nest’s smart heating controller talks to your phone and adapts your energy use to your comings and goings, saving the planet and in theory saving you money at the same time. It’s been keeping Americans toasty for a while before going on sale in the UK this year, and now nPower’s deal offers a cheaper way to get a Nest installed in your home.

via Nest smart thermostat comes to nPower, cools your energy bill – CNET.