Control & Automation
Eaton joins Samsung’s SmartThings Energy platform
By Anthony Capkun
January 7, 2022 – Eaton announced it has partnered with Samsung’s SmartThings Energy platform; specifically, it will integrate its smart circuit breaker technology into the SmartThings ecosystem, enabling homeowners to use data from connected devices throughout the home “to make better decisions about their energy use”.
“A key strategic goal of our Home as a Grid approach to the energy transition is enabling a future where homes can be both users and producers of energy,” said Matt Alexander, Eaton. “This begins with our smart circuit breaker technology, which helps homeowners better understand, manage and monitor their energy usage.”
As part of the collaboration, users of the SmartThings Energy platform can leverage Eaton smart circuit breakers to expand their ability to monitor and gain insights into energy use from connected technology beyond Samsung devices throughout their homes.
Additionally, Samsung SmartThings users can enroll in utility demand-response programs (where available) to allow for “more effective and efficient control of energy loads to help reduce their overall reliance on grid power”.
“Through our strategic partnerships with the most innovative leaders in the energy sector, such as Eaton, we will continue to expand our platform to address both consumer and builder needs in critical areas like real-time energy monitoring and EV [electric vehicle] charging, to help drive the future of home energy management,” said Samantha Fein, Samsung.