Can Free Smart Thermostats Get Homeowners to Enroll in Summertime Demand Response?

GREENTECHMEDIA | For years, utilities have been offering discounts and rebates on smart thermostats to customers willing to turn them over to air conditioning load-shifting programs that reduce peak loads on hot summer afternoons. 

But there’s a big difference between discounts and straight-up free thermostat giveaways. At least that’s what Michigan utility Consumers Energy is hoping. 

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