Allure Energy Announces Smart Energy Pilot with SMUD
AUSTIN, Texas, May 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Allure Energy, Inc. is pleased to announce a smart energy pilot with the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD™).
The Allure Home Energy Management System™ is fully automated and privacy protected. Featuring Allure Energy's Patented Proximity Control Technology™, the system works with an iPhone™ app, called Allure Mobile, that senses how far you are from home and adjusts your temperature accordingly. When you leave in the morning, the system automatically adjusts the temperature, so you don't waste energy while you're away. Likewise, it senses when you're on your way back, returning the temperature to your perfect degree of cozy.
The user's privacy is protected by the mobile app as the location of the user never leaves the smartphone. Allure Mobile calculates the new set point based on a distance and sends the new set point to the user's home. Thus the user's location and personal data remain on the phone.
"SMUD seeks technologies that can provide maximum benefit to our customer-owners while providing community benefit," says SMUD Project Manager Amber Steeves. "Reduced energy use has significant financial benefit for SMUD and environmental benefit for our community. Environmental stewardship is a core value of SMUD and we are here to provide energy solutions for our customers that should help them better manage their electricity usage and their bill without sacrificing comfort," said Steeves.
"We are very excited to work with SMUD," says Kevin Imes, President and CEO of Allure Energy. "SMUD's environmental leadership makes them a great fit for our energy-saving technologies."
About Allure Energy, Inc.:
Allure Energy, Inc. is a smart energy company based in Austin, Texas. Allure Energy develops leading-edge smart energy products with proximity control. Our proximity control technology protects a user's privacy as a user's location remains on the user's smartphone or tablet. As consumers and energy providers search for ways to reduce energy consumption without increasing costs, a balance must be maintained between privacy, security, lifestyle, comfort and convenience. Allure Energy is that solution.
As the nation's sixth largest community-owned electric service provider, SMUD has been providing low-cost, reliable electricity for more than 65 years to Sacramento County (and a small portion of Placer County). SMUD is a recognized industry leader and award winner for its innovative energy efficiency programs, renewable power technologies, and for its sustainable solutions for a healthier environment. SMUD is the first large California utility to receive more than 20 percent of its energy from renewable resources. For more information, visit http://smud.org.
SOURCE Allure Energy, Inc.