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Research Topic 2012: Smart Home a New Customer Relationship with Energy

Future smart homes with revolutionary energy-saving systems and advanced control technologies are the latest focus of E.ON's International Research Initiative (IRI).

The topic reflects the philosophy that Smart Home technologies can help customers to make their lives more comfortable and energy efficient by extracting the maximum value and benefit from the minimum amount of energy.

Smart technology will transform the retail landscape in the domestic and small business energy markets, creating demand for new energy products and services.

With the title "Smart Home a new customer relationship with energy" the three projects taking part in this initiative will aim to give a greater understanding of how different customers in different countries will want to use these technologies, how the technologies are packaged and offered as attractive products and services, and how customers will relate to these.

"We regard the research initiative not only as a means of promoting science and research. We also expect it to provide important external stimuli for the development of new business areas," Urban Keussen, responsible for Technology & Innovation at E.ON.