Smart thermostat programs are one of the most popular
utility offerings today, but to date, technology has not allowed electric
resistance heating to be included. That will likely all change soon, as
some Canadian companies are currently piloting products that provide similar
functionality found in a Nest or Ecobee thermostat for baseboard heaters.
This report examines those products and pilots, to provide insights and recommended next steps for cooperatives who may
consider offering smart control programs for consumer-members with baseboard