Despite having technology in 150 million homes, Honeywell is often left out of the conversation about next-generation residential energy management offerings.
Honeywell launched a new thermostat this week, Total Connect Comfort with ADR. The two-way Wi-Fi thermostat runs on the Akuacom’s Open Automated Demand Response (OpenADR) platform, the same demand response platform that Honeywell uses for its commercial demand response program. Utilities can now run their entire demand response offerings from a singleOpenADR-compliant platform. By leveraging OpenADR, utilities can get real-time confirmation of load shed during demand response events.
The OpenADR protocol also allows end users to participate in different program designs. While the communication specification has mostly been used in the C&I market, there is certainly an opportunity in the future for economic demand response for homes.
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