Nest, the “apple offspring” smart thermostat company has added variable tariffs to its control algorithm for the HVAC control. A typical control cycle is indicated below. The original blog from the NEST site is also referred below.
Wonders how some apply mystery fizzle can turn boring tech into cool gadgets. Or is it good marketing, or simply hype?
Here is a Greentech media article:
Nest Labs Moves Further Into Residential Demand Response : Greentech Media.
And here is the original blog from Tony Fadel, father of NEST:[uscbr]http://www.nest.com/blog/2013/04/22/new-features-save-energy-and-make-money-automatically/