February 2, 2011 by staff
CPS ENERGY, Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that it has received a two-year extension to his contract with CPS Energy, installation management and support services for the utility’s peak response to the Saver Program request. The program – available to residential, multi-family and small commercial customers in the San Antonio, Texas, – helps reduce power consumption when the demand on network costs and production are at their above. CPS Energy is able to stabilize fuel costs by reducing the need for additional power plants. In addition, participating landowners receive UtilityPRO Honeywell ® programmable thermostat touch screen, which can reduce energy costs from day to day, up 10 percent or more.
“The customer is the critical link when it comes to the successful implementation of programs responding to the request, but participation hinges on convenience and tangible benefits,” said Lynda Rodriguez, head of solutions of energy CPS Energy, the largest in the nation municipal utility electricity and natural gas. “Peak Saver has proven it has the optimum combination of customer service and technology to generate interest, registration training, and help keep costs and peak demand in check. That’s why we continue to invest in the program. ”
Since Peak Saver, launched in 2003, Honeywell has installed more than 42,000 thermostats response to the request. And under the new extension, the company plans to install a thermostat additional 22,000 by the end of 2012. When combined, CPS Energy will be able to reduce about 21 megawatts of electricity use when demand for energy peaks.
Customers who enroll in the program get a free thermostat UtilityPRO Honeywell thermostat industry the fastest-selling utility program sponsored demand response. UtilityPRO includes wireless technology that allows CPS Energy to communicate with the thermostats and air conditioners on and off temporarily, on the hottest days from May to September. The impact on comfort is negligible, but the ability to temporarily curb energy use in thousands of homes reduces pressure on the grid, particularly for central air conditioners account for nearly 15 percent of electricity consumed by households in the United States.
In return, owners get a top-the-line thermostat that can reduce monthly utility bills. Menu-driven programming of the thermostat guides users through a series of simple questions to establish a timetable, helping to increase savings while maintaining comfort. UtilityPRO also offers tactile interaction and easy to read backlit – and the ability to program the thermostat online from anywhere.
Participating customers also have the opportunity to recycle thermostats that are replaced under the program, since some older thermostats can contain mercury. CPS Energy and Honeywell will recycle the equipment used by the Thermostat Recycling Corp. (TRC), a national nonprofit that facilitates and manages the collection and proper disposal of mercury-switch thermostats. Since March 2010, more than 1,900 thermostats were recycled through the program, CPS Energy, the diversion of more than 16 pounds of mercury from solid waste.
“As utilities work to manage the network of energy and conserve electricity at affordable prices, it is clear that consumers are actively engaging can have a significant impact,” said Paul Orzeske, president of Honeywell Building Solutions. “The growth of the program, CPS Energy is a testament to the power of response to demand and ability to manage peak consumption in a cost effective and environmentally friendly.”
The contract builds on Honeywell’s expertise in responding to requests. Utility Company Business Solutions, part of Honeywell Building Solutions, has provided similar programs for more than 20 utilities in the United States and Canada, including Baltimore Gas and Electric Company, Kansas City Power & Light and Hydro Ottawa.
Honeywell specializes in all aspects of residential demand response program design and technology management burden of recruiting and customer support. The company has also been one of non-utility only four to receive an investment subsidy Smart Grid of the U.S. Department of Energy. The grant will fund a program of critical peak pricing response that will help commercial and industrial facilities automatically implement strategies for energy management to reduce costs and improve efficiency.
Honeywell gave utilities the ability to manage a combined total of more than one gigawatt of energy technologies. It also provides intelligent networks, and energy and water conservation solutions to utilities. For more information, visit www.honeywell.com / utility.
Honeywell International (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services, control technologies for buildings, homes and industry, automotive products, turbochargers and specialty materials. Based in Morris Township, New Jersey, Honeywell is traded on the New York, London and Chicago Stock Exchange. For more news and information about Honeywell, please visit www.honeywellnow.com. Honeywell Building Solutions is part of Honeywell’s Automation and Control Solutions group, a global leader in providing product solutions and services that improve efficiency and profitability, support regulatory compliance, and maintain an environment safe and comfortable in homes, buildings and industry. For more information about Building Solutions, access www.honeywell.com / buildingsolutions.
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