Nest’s smart thermostat automatically adjusts temperature settings based on learning a customer’s energy use patterns and creating a personalized temperature schedule. It eliminated the need for the home owner to program the device.
Direct Energy president and chief executive officer Badar Khan says, “We’re focused on giving customers across Canada and the U.S. greater convenience, control and empowerment in managing energy use in their homes and small businesses, along with competitive low rates. The Nest Learning Thermostat is an innovative product that helps Direct Energy deliver not just electricity but a real boost in household and small business management power.”
Manu Asthana, Direct Energy’s president of residential notes, “Small changes in Nest’s settings—made automatically or with fingertip control via a mobile app—can make a big difference in energy use and costs. This partnership with Nest allows us to bring to bear the resources of not only our residential business, but also our commercial and home services businesses to ensure that our customers are receiving the full benefits of the Nest Learning Thermostat.”
In some markets, Direct Energy will also offer customers other incentives for the Nest Learning Thermostat, as well Nest’s Rush Hour Rewards and Seasonal Savings services.
Ben Bixby, Nest Energy Services general manager, adds: “In partnership with energy providers, the Nest Learning Thermostat, along with Nest energy services, has saved an incredible amount of energy. Following our successful partnership with Direct Energy in Alberta, Canada, we are excited to expand the relationship and bring our energy-savings solution to even more people across North America.”