Companies will share their respective services like distributed intelligence (DI) ecosystem and real-time energy readings
As per the latest reports, Itron and SmartThings are all set to collaborate in order to provide an integrated energy experience for carbon reduction. The two companies, says the official statement, aim to combine their industry-leading IoT platforms to allow utilities to unlock the user experience and rapidly enhance value to both the consumer and the utility through improved distributed energy management, accelerated carbon reduction and enhanced consumer engagement.
Thrilled to work with Itron to achieve net-zero carbon households, Chanwoo Park, EVP & Head of IoT Biz Group, Samsung Electronics said: “With this collaboration, we are enabling consumers to make smarter decisions about their energy use. Integrating Itron’s IIoT solution with the SmartThings Energy application will not only make it easier for utilities to inform their customers on their energy consumption, it will also make it easier for consumers to take advantage of energy savings opportunities in their smart appliances.”
The equally excited senior VP of Outcomes at Itron, Don Reeves commented: “Combining two industry-leading platforms is a game changer for energy management. This collaboration will significantly accelerate consumers’ understanding of their energy use, combining information from smart energy devices such as Samsung appliances, electric vehicles, solar panels, heat pumps, thermostats and more. Our goal is to enable consumers to optimize their use of green, renewable energy and reduce their carbon footprint.”
While Itron brings its distributed intelligence (DI) ecosystem featuring many connected endpoints, SmartThings provides provide real-time energy readings and consumption patterns. This way utility outcomes of the former will combine with the latter’s expertise in consumer engagement, thus providing consumers with greater visibility into their energy use and reducing their usage while enabling utilities to improve overall grid management and visibility.