Verizon Looks to Provide Energy Management Solutions

Phone and Internet giant may join ADT and Comcast in selling low-cost home energy management.


According to reports, Verizon plans on selling security and energy monitoring systems by the end of the year.

The phone/Internet/TV giant won’t be the first big home services provider to dip its toes into the energy management market. Security behemoth ADT is already test-marketing “connectivity” solutions with remotely-accessible web cameras and thermostats, and plans a national rollout in August. Energy monitoring and remote energy management is planned as well. In addition, cable TV giant Comcast may enter the security and energy management markets this year.

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ADT is using iControl software for its new systems. ADT and Comcast are both investors in iControl, as is Intel, which has produced a Home Energy Management Systems (HEMS) with an in-house energy dashboard.

No word yet on whether Verizon will also use iControl software. However, an iControl spokesperson says the company is not working with Verizon on a rollout.

Just imagine Comcast — excuse me, Xfinity — and Verizon also competing in energy management. I can’t wait for those TV commercials.

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This article was modified on June 23, 2:10 pm, to add iControl’s comments on a Verizon rollout.


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