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Passiv enters partnership with ENGIE to provide flexible heating controls to UK customers

Three-year fixed energy tariff to include offer of smart thermostat with no upfront costs


Following ENGIE’s recent move into the UK home energy market ­– the largest company to do so in over 15 years – the energy and services company has announced it will provide smart heating controls from Passiv to customers choosing its new three-year fixed ENGIE Control tariff.


The controls, which are part of the PassivLiving HEAT service, will provide homeowners with the ability to regulate their living space and water heating from any location using a web-enabled smart device such as a phone, PC or tablet.


Eliminating the need for complicated timers, the smart heating system works with networked sensors. It considers several factors, including weather conditions, the home’s thermal properties and boiler performance to make sure customers’ properties are heated to suit their needs, using as little energy as possible.


The flexible, smart thermostat controls are designed to improve comfort and heating control within the home, while aiming to reduce heat consumption.


Colin Calder, CEO of Passiv, said: “With no upfront costs required for the supply and installation of the smart thermostats, the partnership between ourselves and ENGIE announced today will deliver significant energy cost savings for customers. More people will be given access to Passiv’s heating controls, while also benefitting from the protection of rising energy prices through choosing fixed tariff schemes such as those now offered by ENGIE.”


Paul Rawson, CEO of ENGIE’s UK home energy business commented: “The cost of heating our homes makes up the greatest proportion of household energy bills so it made absolute sense to us to make smart heating more accessible.


“By allowing our customers to only heat their home when they need to, we hope ENGIE Control will help them feel more in control, reduce the amount of energy they use and save money in the process.”