How Your Retail Electricity Provider Will Soon Be Your Energy Efficiency Partner

Retail electricity providers (REPs) are becoming serious players in the delivery of energy efficiency tools to homes and businesses.  That’s one of the reasons that EnTouch Controls


teamed up with NRG at the Edison Electric Institute spring conference last week.

Amid the conversations around decommissioning old nuclear and coal power plants, the discussion amongst the education panels was focused on the growing importance of efficiency for the energy utilities as the energy landscape changes.

That was also true at our joint NRG / EnTouch Controls booth where we were discussing how to address the energy efficiency needs of businesses owners.  In late March, Reliant, an NRG company, announced its Business Smart Controls plan for business owners that include an EnTouch Controls thermostat.

But the spring conference served as the first time we’ve discussed publicly a more comprehensive energy efficiency plan for “commercial and industrial” (C&I) customers that are larger and have more complex needs.

C&I will offer the NRG IntelliToolsTM Controller Solution powered by EnTouch that is a comprehensive suite of energy-management tools with professional turnkey installation that delivers the decision-critical intelligence you need to cut costs. This sophisticated solution offers a simple, easy-to-use remote-monitoring capability that lets you control the energy used by multiple facilities – from a centralized dashboard and wireless network. Conference attendees have been very interested in this new service offering and the significant value it offers.

We’ll have more information on this C&I solution later in the April, but if you want to discuss this before then, drop us a line at

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