CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) today announced it is partnering with Nest Renew from Google, a service for compatible Nest thermostats* that makes it easier to participate in energy programs that save energy and support a clean energy future.
“Customer expectations are changing and this collaboration with Google is a great example of how we’re looking for innovative solutions to help our customers save money, conserve energy and invest in renewable energy,” said Harry Sideris, executive vice president, customer experience, solutions and services at Duke Energy.
Duke Energy’s 7.9 million electric customers continue to benefit from rates below the national average from cleaner energy, while also receiving strong reliability. In addition to this new program, Duke Energy offers new rate designs and flexible energy use programs to help customers save money.
Nest Renew is designed to work with compatible Nest thermostats in areas served by major continental U.S. grids, to help customers make a positive difference on the environment. As the program evolves, more capabilities are expected to be added for customers.
“Achieving the energy sector’s climate goals requires a wide range of strategies, and by partnering with Google on Nest Renew, Duke Energy provides new opportunities to collaborate towards the deployment of new renewable energy resources,” said Hannah Bascom, Google’s head of energy partnerships. “We’re eager to…