In our latest blog post we announced our new trial to help some members reduce their bills and carbon emissions.
We’ll install free smart thermostats for 2,000 members who live in the West Midlands. We’ll contact all members who are eligible. If it’s successful, we’re hoping to install 30,000 in homes all around the UK.
The Google Nest Thermostat E is designed with proven energy-saving features. There’s nothing to programme – it’s all set with a simple schedule that’s easy to adjust. And it’s easy to control by changing the temperature with the Nest app.
To get to net zero we’ll need to change the way we heat our homes. We provide our members with 100% renewable electricity and 100% carbon neutral gas. And we’re building smart technology, like products to make charging an electric car simple, or better home battery technology. We don’t think anyone should be left behind in the race to net zero, so we’re trialling installing smart thermostats for free.
This is hopefully an exciting step in allowing members to have more control and understanding about their energy usage, and we’ll keep you updated on the trial.
In the past we’ve mentioned how effective smart technology is in reducing bills and carbon emissions but want to build on this discussion in shaping future trials.
How has your energy usage been affected by smart energy management? E.g. In Home Displays, data on the Bulb app, or in other smart energy management systems.
How does tracking the carbon you’ve saved compare to the incentive to save money? Let us know below and we’ll build the feedback into future trials.