Smart Home Appliances: Questions Remain
The market for smart appliances is filled with questions, according to a webinar devoted to the subject hosted by the Utilities Telecom Council (UTC) just prior to the holi-daze.
Rather than give a blow-by-blow account of the webinar, I’ll just cite a few of the uncertainties in the market mentioned during the event.
First, the notion of managing one’s energy use via smartphone is “no longer futuristic,” said moderator Ron Bilodeau, a project manager with NV Energy, who also chairs UTC’s business development division. In fact, NV Energy is working