Steven J. Maslak, president and CEO of Gateway says, “Our customers in Oncor will benefit from a simple, easy-to-understand program that will not require the purchase of fancy equipment or complicated programming. At the core of our Lifestyle Energy Plan is the basic premise that a few small adjustments by enough people can effect significant change in the amount of energy consumed.” He also expressed excitement about smart-meter technology in general. “The potential to learn about the energy behavior of our customers is enormous and critical to help us continue to innovate and tailor our products.”
The trial includes 287 customers in the Oncor service area by letter. Criteria for participation included residential customers who already have an Oncor-installed smart meter and are enrolled on Gateway’s variable-rate Tex Flex Plan, instead of a fixed rate.
Founded in 1997, Gateway Energy Services Corporation, based in Montebello, Rockland County, N.Y., is one of the largest independent retail energy suppliers in North America. The utility provides natural gas and electricity to thousands of residential and business customers in 35 deregulated energy markets across eight states, the District of Columbia and Ontario, Canada.