Reliant launches ‘learn & conserve plan’ with Nest Learning Thermostat


Elizabeth Killinger,
Senior VP Residential
and Operations, Reliant
Houston, TX, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — July 16, 2012 – In what seems to be among the first utility offerings of the Nest Learning ThermostatTM – and the first in Texas – Reliant is offering the device to customers with its new Learn & Conserve PlanSM.

The Nest thermostat “learns” about the customer’s lifestyle to create a personalized schedule based on temperature change history to guide them to energy efficient temperatures when at home and to conserve energy when away.

“Cooling accounts for about 60 to 70 percent of the average home’s electricity bill and with the Texas summer heating up, this plan couldn’t come at a better time,” said Elizabeth Killinger, Reliant senior vice president, Residential and Operations. “While only about 10 percent of programmable thermostats are ever actually programmed, 99 percent of installed Nest Learning Thermostats are running a schedule that reflects the owners’ lives.”

Reliant’s Learn & Conserve PlanSM provides a fixed price for 24 months. Nest Mobile and web apps allow the customer to control Nest from anywhere using a smart phone, tablet or laptop.

The Nest thermostat, the brainchild of ex Apple employees Tony Fadell and Matt Rogers, is available to consumers in the U.S. and Canada.