According to GEO and think tank VassaETT, Italians pay more for their electricity than many other European countries and could reduce their bills by up to 10 per cent by managing their energy consumption more effectively. Etneo will be offering four of GEO’s home energy management systems to combat this issue.
These incorporate in-home energy displays, online energy information services available on PCs, tablets and smartphones, and accessories such as ‘smart plugs’ and temperature sensors.
Patrick Caiger-Smith, chief executive officer of GEO, said: “Italy pushed ahead with its Smart Meter programme before the benefits of real time feedback via displays were really available, so GEO has adapted its designs to work with existing electricity meters. This means that Italian consumers can really benefit from access to real-time energy information, so we’re pleased to be appointing Etneo as a distributor, given our strong marketing and technical skills capable of bringing new concepts to market.”
Ezio Drappo, ceo at Etneo, added: “We are very excited about partnering with GEO. We want to broaden our current offering in renewables equipment to installers and wholesalers by making GEO’s home energy management systems available in Italy.”