Ecotagious Now Enabling Utilities to Engage Consumers via Smart Speakers
Vancouver, May 9, 2018 – Ecotagious, a top cleantech company that delivers industry-leading energy savings and enhances customer engagement to utilities, is now offering its hyper-personalized energy insights via the Alexa and Google Home smart speakers.
Ecotagious will provide its Powerful Insights™ for Voice Assistants at no charge in perpetuity to new and existing qualified utility companies. This approach empowers consumers to save money and energy by increasing their access to personalized and actionable energy insights. This Ecotagious offering also allows utilities to engage with their residential customers through a new channel.
“Smart speakers are a perfect channel to help consumers save money and energy as they allow for delivery of timely appliance-level usage insights in a format that makes it easy to act on,” said Salim Popatia, Vice President of Business Development at Ecotagious. “For utilities, this will translate into increased energy savings and customer satisfaction, and fewer calls into their call centres – particularly because many of those enquiries can be made hands-free by the consumer and answered immediately by the smart speakers.”
Fueling the potential of this energy saving innovation, the adoption of smart speakers is growing rapidly as they can already be found in 16% of U.S. homes, with penetration expected to reach 55% in the next 4 years.
Ecotagious applies advanced machine learning and IoT data analytics to deliver compelling and hyper-personalized energy insights. Its SaaS-based Powerful Insights™ platform delivers an appliance-level breakdown of energy usage, relevant benchmarking and tailored recommendations on how to save. Some of the insights delivered through smart speakers include:
- “$40 of your energy bill went towards air conditioning for your home.”
- “You spent $20 more on air conditioning compared to the average 1,000 to 2,000 square foot single-family home in your neighbourhood.”
- “You can save $10 a month by setting your thermostat to 82°F before you leave for work.”
- “Utility Co. can help you save up to $50 this summer with their new Air Conditioning Program. Would you like me to send you more information on this program?”
Ecotagious has been recognized this year by Fast Company, amongst others, as one of the top cleantech companies with the potential to disrupt the energy space.
“Ecotagious is driven to make saving and managing energy effortless for consumers. This is just one part of our work in connecting the Smart Grid to the Smart Home to deliver what we call Home Energy Automation. It is an exciting time for consumers and utilities alike,” says Laura Cornish, Director of Product Management at Ecotagious.
Ecotagious will be providing a demo of their smart speaker functionality at the BC Tech Summit event on May 15th.