ENGIE to roll out smart heating tech to UK customers

ENGIE is offering smart heating controls to its customers in the UK. The French utility has joined forces with PassivSystems to provide the technology to those customers who choose its new three-year fixed ENGIE Control tariff at no upfront cost. The controls will provide homeowners with the ability to regulate their heating and hot water […]

UK smart homes firm wins global award

The World Economic Forum has picked a UK ‘smart’ home energy management firm as a 2013 Tech Pioneer, naming it one of the “world’s most innovative technology start-ups”. Every year WEF recognises pioneering tech firms for innovation in IT, energy and environment and health. Yesterday it picked 23 industry-changing companies for their potential to transform […]

Utilities could get “zero benefit” from smart meters

Utilities could end up getting “zero benefit” from smart meters despite shelling out an estimated £11billion on a nationwide rollout. That’s the warning from a home energy management firm in the wake of a report from the EU’s data privacy watchdog. The European Data Privacy Supervisor (EDPS) recommends that people who do not want smart […]

Market reform needs to factor in home energy storage

The electricity market reform (EMR) package confirmed in the Queen’s Speech should support the potential for homeowners to have their own energy storage, according to ‘smart’ home firms. To avoid hitting consumers with bigger costs after the shake-up of the way electricity is sold and transferred, the head of a home energy management firm said […]

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Colin Calder, Founder & CEO of PassivSystems

Green Deal must be more ‘consumer friendly’

Government needs to make the Green Deal more ‘consumer friendly’ to guarantee its popularity. That’s the view of Colin Calder, founder of home energy management firm PassivSystems which has been helping DECC to shape its plans on the new policy. While the Government’s flagship scheme to give loans for home efficiency improvements is an “innovative […]