Essent Partners with AlertMe to Bring Smart Energy Services to Dutch Homes
E-Insight for monitoring, remote control & advice on home appliance efficiency
'S-HERTOGENBOSCH, the Netherlands and LONDON, November 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Cloud technology enables new and unique service from the Netherlands' number one utility
Essent, the leading energy company in the Netherlands and AlertMe, the pioneer in Smart Home technology, today announce their partnership with the commercial launch of E-Insight, a new and unique cloud-based 'Smart Energy' service. The service is launched today with a high profile media campaign, called: 'What Costs Watt?' and is now available to homes across the Netherlands.
E-Insight provides customers with an AlertMe home hub, two smart plugs and a personal login, enabling them to monitor and remotely control any plug-in devices from anywhere via the internet or Smartphone. It also gives the customer the ability to profile and compare their own home appliances with new appliances in the market by taking up-to-date independent data from across websites in the Netherlands. E-Insight compares performance and calculates the savings a customer could make by upgrading to a new more energy-efficient model.
Essent, part of the multi-national RWE group and the leading utility in the Netherlands with 2.4 million customers, chose to partner with AlertMe because of the company's ability to provide an integrated platform that will allow the utility to roll out a number of modular Smart Energy services over the next two years.
Mary Turner, CEO of AlertMe says: "To be more efficient, consumers need to have easy access to digestible information, help and advice, and the ability to control services in their home. Working with Essent we can help to deliver a choice of Smart Energy services that will empower families to lower their energy bills, remotely control home appliances and ultimately become more informed and efficient."
Ivor Kusters, Program Manager Smart Energy at Essent, says: "Customers expect easy to use services that show immediate relevance. The AlertMe platform enables Essent to introduce smart services in a modular way, so we can keep them simple. Essent develops Smart Energy services that offer comfort, insight or control on how people use their energy. With E-insight we enable our customers to determine which appliances use too much energy.
Visit AlertMe online at http://www.alertme.com
More information is available at http://www.essent.eu
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