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Help us test new energy management technologies

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New technologies and ideas are helping us better manage the electricity grid, and also offer a variety of ways to better manage electricity use in homes. We're now recruiting customers to help test energy management technologies.

On our list: heat pumps, smart home systems, thermostats, smart phone applications, water heaters, electric vehicles & more

We believe in the future of connected home energy management technologies. But before we recommend them to customers like you, we want to find out how well they work and how helpful they are.

And that's where you come in.

In the coming months, we'll be conducting a variety of technology trials that could range from:

  • Efficiently managing energy use during busy times on the energy grid
  • Managing heat pumps (we're looking for customers who already have heat pumps)
  • Testing a smart phone game
  • Trialing Wi-Fi-enabled thermostats
  • Managing electric vehicle charging.

This is just a sneak peek into the types of technologies we will be testing – and in some cases, supplying devices for testing.

Get your name on our trial contact list

Registering for our trial contact list is easy – fill out our simple online form with a few basic details to give us a better idea of how well you would fit one of our trials.

Our trials are being conducted over the next 24 months and you may be contacted at any time within this two-year window. If you don't hear from us for a while, it's because we're looking for the right fit of technology and participant.

When we contact you, we'll ask you a few questions about how you use technology in your home to help us determine a good fit. You'll have the choice of whether to participate in a given trail. There's no obligation for you to take part if it doesn't work for you.

Fill out our online form to register