The proposed Smart Thermostats activity is focused on improving energy efficiency of home heating and cooling systems by installing smart thermostats. Smart thermostats are a development in smart home technology which can improve the efficiency of heating and cooling for consumers and provide them with additional service benefits such as increased convenience, comfort and control. In addition, as smart thermostats have communications capability (typically via Wi-Fi), this provides a pathway to alleviate peak demand where consumers participate in demand response programs. Recently new products have entered the Australian market which are potentially suitable for installing with common heating and cooling systems in Australia.

The Smart Thermostats issues paper describes what smart thermostats are, the potential market for them and the potential energy savings.

Please answer the following consultation questions about the proposed Smart Thermostat activity.

The closing date for consultation submissions is 5 February 2020.

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