​Description

Several models of smart thermostats are now available, offering load control benefits that are comparable to direct load control (DLC) switches and providing co-ops a way to meet consumers’ increasing interest in home energy usage information. This article explains why some utilities and co-ops are transitioning from DLC switches to smart thermostats for residential load control, and includes case studies and lessons learned from co-op pilot programs.

Value to Electric Cooperatives

Several models of smart thermostats are now available, offering load control benefits that are comparable to direct load control (DLC) switches and providing co-ops a way to meet consumers’ increasing interest in home energy usage information. This article explains why some utilities and co-ops are transitioning from DLC switches to smart thermostats for residential load control, and includes case studies and lessons learned from co-op pilot programs.

Audience

Operations, Engineering, Member Services, Key Accounts

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