Olisto announced the start of a pilot with Viesgo, Spanish utility company focuses on delivering quality services and customer satisfaction. Olisto app is now available in Spanish, providing easier controls for more users.
Viesgo launched the Toon smart thermostat in Spain in October 2017. Viesgo’s pilot participants will have their Toon thermostats connected to Olisto app and thus to a broad range of other connected products and services.
Before the partnership with Viesgo, the Dutch utility Eneco already made the connection with Olisto available for all their 400k+ Toon users in November 2017. More utility companies are also exploring the extra possibilities of Olisto by means of a pilot. (More: Olisto Announces Partnership with Home Connect Program)
The interest of utilities is no coincidence. An increasing number of utilities offer energy management solutions to create both substantial savings for consumers as to start new revenue streams. Smart thermostats like Toon provide real time energy data, making the users aware of potential cost savings by changing their behavior.
The next step is that end-users can create and use automated rules based on real time energy data in Olisto. The rules can be as simple as a notification on smartphone while the user is leaving home and the energy usage is still high.
As more and more connected devices enter the household, this may also result in a complete home energy management system, switching devices off when the local electricity demand exceeds production and switching devices on when the energy production is higher than the demand.