Although sales of smart home devices are ramping up, the daunting prospect of compatible platform integration, or interoperability, is still scaring off prospective consumers.
A growing number of home buyers want their homes to be energy-efficient, but it’s not always easy for them to compare the efficiency of different homes.
Customers appreciate their utility's energy conservation initiatives, even if they don't participate in them. That's the conclusion of a report from the State Local Energy Efficiency Action Network (SEE Action). But the key is to make sure that utility customers actually know about these programs. In essence, the more familiar they are with a utility's energy efficiency efforts, the more their satisfaction increases.
A new survey of electric utility employees found that despite the current political uncertainty regarding renewable energy sources, there is almost unanimous consensus that utilities will continue to move to a cleaner, sustainable and more widely distributed grid in the future.