By enrolling your smart thermostat or electric vehicle charging in this one-year initiative, Sense will gather anonymized data from your registered devices. This data will be utilized to run demand reduction events over the summer.
Our goal is to conduct an analysis of methods to enhance your cost savings and reduce your carbon footprint, while bolstering the scalability and resilience of the power grid – all while maintaining your comfort and having a minimal impact on your day to day!
Yes, you can opt out of the program at any time. Your participation is entirely voluntary, and you have the freedom to withdraw without any penalties.
We aim to minimize disruptions as much as possible. Our team will work with you to ensure that the program aligns with your preferences and comfort.
As part of the research program, we will be sharing data with the US Department of Energy, the Fraunhofer Institute & Boston University. All data will be anonymized and shared via secure channels.
Beginning in May and running through September 2024, we will schedule up to 7 events where we will make small adjustments to your thermostat or modify your EV charge settings for a brief period to measure the impact on your energy consumption. Thermostat changes could be up to 3 degrees Fahrenheit. EV charging may be scheduled for specified times when energy is cheaper.
Events will typically last between 1 to 6 hours. During this time, we'll fine-tune your registered devices for optimal energy consumption. Sense will ensure that these changes do not impact your day-to-day life or comfort.
We will provide you with 24 hours notice and 1h notice before each event via the communication channel of your choice, either email or mobile push notification.
An option to opt out of events will always be presented when receiving advance notice via email (24h & 1h prior). You will simply have to press the “Opt-out of this event” button. You will also always be able to override the proposed thermostat/EV settings if they don't align with your preferences, ending the event.
We are performing robust integration testing to minimize the chances of a problem occuring. However, if you experience any issues or have concerns during an event, you will be able to contact our support team immediately who will be aware of your participation.
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