Can Google speed the growth of smart thermostats?

During the recent smart grid frenzy, smart thermostats (also known as programmable communicating thermostats or PCTs) developed in popularity alongside announcements of ambitious smart meter rollouts and demand response (DR) programs. Smart thermostats utilize integrated…

Smartcity Malaga: 5 years later

Endesa has released the findings of the first five years of its Smartcity Malaga project, including milestones reached during 2009 and 2013 — the success achieved has turned Smartcity Malaga into a real-world laboratory for…

Fighting for customers’ attention

Customer service is an important part of any utility’s business strategy, but it hasn’t always landed at the top of the priority list. However, with social media proliferating in recent years — Facebook, Twitter, Instagram,…

Nest’s Tony Fadell on Smart Objects, and the Singularity of Innovation

  Marcio Jose Sanchez/Associated Press Before he started Nest, Tony Fadell held senior positions at Apple on the teams that created the iPod and the iPhone. Tony Fadell is the founder and chief executive of…