Irish home energy management company Climote has signed a contract with Electric Ireland, estimated to be worth €800,000, that will see the retail arm of ESB, offer Climote technology to its customers.
Climote said this is the first of a number of new contracts that is hoping to secure in the coming months and will set it on the way to secure lucrative contracts with energy providers across the UK.
The company has developed a remote control device that allows consumers to control their home heating system via their phone or computer.
“Based on over 10 years of research and development, the Climote system enables consumers to manage their heating systems and effectively control costs and environmental impact,” said Derek Roddy, the company’s CEO and founder. “In addition, it provides the luxury of organising heating systems to ensure that a consumer always has the option of coming home to a warm home, by simply using their mobile phone.”
Eamon Conway, Climote’s managing director said described the partnership with Electric Ireland as a huge vote of confidence in the company’s business model. “Electric Ireland have launched this product to their customers and initial reaction has been extremely positive. They have plans to invest in a promotional campaign that will ensure a wide audience will have the opportunity to avail of our product.”
“This product is innovative and user friendly and is attractive for energy consumers to help them manage their heating systems,” said Liam Molloy, general manager, Electric Ireland. “It is a good addition to the suite of products and services that we currently provide for our customers. Climote puts customers in control of their heating systems and helps them get the very best from their energy.”