Integrating IntelliCONNECT with T701i Wi-Fi Thermostat to Deploy Demand Response Programs

By CIOReview | Monday, February 22, 2016

NORCROSS, GA: Comverge has declared IntelliCONNECT Integration with Pro1’s T701i Wi-Fi Thermostat. Comverge is a provider of cloud-based demand response, and energy efficiency solutions for electric utilities and Pro1 is a heating and cooling controls manufacturer in North America.

IntelliCONNECT is a software platform that allows benefits to deploy Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programs to use the T701i Wi-Fi Thermostat as a demand response supply. IntelliCONNECT is integrated with the Comverge IntelliSOURCE customer engagement gateway to give the residential energy consumer a full set of tools. The tools like a web and mobile engagement gateway, customized insights, and tips engine as well as personalized thermostat development to reduce household energy consumption. The T701i Wi-Fi thermostat is introduced by Pro1’s extensive national channel of reseller partners. Both the companies offer the same capabilities with IntelliCONNECT and the T855i Wi-Fi thermostat.

“Comverge is committed to helping our utility customers drive down the cost of deploying demand response programs,” said Gregory J. Dukat, Comverge Chairman, President and CEO. “Leveraging third-party grid-connected devices enables utilities to deploy a bring your own device program that has less cost than a traditional demand response program, while also better engaging with their customers. We are excited to once again partner with Pro1 and provide utilities a new set of potential demand response program customers.”

“Pro1 is dedicated to creating efficient, high-quality products that the mass market can enjoy,” said Jeff Edgar, CEO, Pro1. “That is why we are so excited to introduce the most affordable Wi-Fi thermostat on the market. Our T701i thermostat has all the functions and features HVAC technicians love and IntelliSOURCE gives home owners tools to better manage energy consumptions and utilities a demand response resource. By utilizing our existing distribution channel and our partnership with Comverge we can bring demand response programs to more homes than ever before.”