Energy management firm ecobee Inc. formed a partnership with Electricity Maine and Thayer Corp. to execute a pilot project as part of the Efficiency Maine Innovation Program. Certain small-to-medium businesses in Maine will be provided with an ecobee EMS Si, at no cost, so they can better manage their energy consumption, which in turn will reduce their cost of operations.
Electricity Maine will select Maine businesses to pilot the project and Thayer Corp. will install EMS Si in those local companies. Using ecobee’s DataRhythm Technology, the thermostat will track real-time information related to occupancy schedules, building performance, HVAC system run times and local weather conditions to optimize for energy efficiency. The companies will also be able to view energy usage data and reports to better understand and manage their organization’s energy consumption.
The EMS Si also offers advanced monitoring and reporting so companies will have remote visibility into their system’s performance, making the management of multiple locations easier and cost efficient. If there is an HVAC problem, automatic alerts will be sent to their secure ecobee Web Portal or smartphone app so problems can be identified and resolved quickly.
Electricity Maine has been added to the growing list of other ecobee energy and utility partners including Southern California Edison, Pacific Gas and Electric, National Grid, Austin Energy, Just Energy, Milton Hydro, Taylor Electric and Avista Utilities.