SSE Airtricity partners with Amazon to speak customers’ language with new ‘Alexa’ offer

- New Smart Home bundle to ‘help Irish households turn into connected homes’ -

SSE Airtricity, Ireland’s largest provider of 100% green energy, has partnered with technology giant Amazon to launch the next generation of energy deals for Irish consumers with its new Smart Home bundle.

Our world is changing – and now, more than ever, customers want simpler and easier ways to control their energy use. As homes become increasingly ‘smart’, SSE Airtricity is developing new customer solutions that aren’t simply focused on energy, but on meeting consumer desire for simple, flexible ways, to control, manage and reduce their energy consumption using the latest technology.

SSE Airtricity is launching an innovative new Smart Home bundle in partnership with Amazon and remote heating controls provider Climote that will help Irish consumers turn their houses and apartments into connected homes.

SSE Airtricity is the first Irish energy supplier to introduce Amazon’s ‘Alexa’ to customers. Amazon Echo devices are at the heart of the connected home, allowing users to interact with ‘Alexa’, who responds to voice commands to control a range of household devices and appliances. This includes controlling and managing the home’s central-heating, when paired with a Climote remote heating control. It’s as simple as saying: “Alexa, ask Climote to turn on the heating.”

Alexa Climote

Customers switching to SSE Airtricity for 100% green electricity and natural gas supply can receive two free Amazon Echo devices (combined RRP €252) and a free Climote remote heating control (RRP €399), as well as a 10% home energy discount. The Smart Home Bundle represents savings of up to €802^ and will empower customers to integrate smart home technology into their daily routine.

Victoria Groom, Head of Marketing & Products at SSE Airtricity, said:

“At SSE Airtricity we believe small changes can make a big difference towards a greener environment. That’s why we’re delighted to be the first energy provider to partner with Amazon and Climote to help turn Irish households into connected homes. Our new Smart Home bundle with Amazon’s Alexa and a Climote remote heating control can make a real difference in customers’ daily lives, helping households to meet the demands of modern living while enjoying the comfort and convenience smart technology brings. Even when you’re rushing out the door, you can just ask Alexa to turn the heating off and she’ll take care of the rest… no more worrying about the heating being left on!”

SSE Airtricity’s Smart Home Bundle is available now. Go to sseairtricity.com for more.

 

^ €802.35 is the value of the bundle for customers signing up to the 10% discount and that redeem the full Smart Home Bundle, €151.32 of which is the typical one-year energy saving (Echo device prices and £/€ exchange rate listed as per amazon.co.uk on 2 October 2018). Climote subject to availability. Amazon Echo Devices require Wi-Fi access. All discounts apply to the SSE Airtricity Standard Unit Rate(s). Quoted savings are based on typical industry annual consumption figures (4,200 kWh for electricity and 11,000 kWh for gas) and is inclusive of levies, taxes and VAT. Actual savings depend on actual usage. Savings based on Urban Domestic 24 hour meter with direct debit and online billing discounts.