Irish home tech firm climote partners with Scottish Power

20 Aug 2014

Climote's managing director Eamon Conway (left) and CEO Derek Roddy. Photo by Tony Kinlan

Irish home technology company climote has teamed up with energy giant Scottish Power to offer 5.6m UK customers a product they can use to control their home heating remotely.

Climote co-founders Eamon Conway and Derek Roddy have developed the patented product, to be called ‘Connect’, that enables users to control their home heating and temperature from anywhere in the world, using smart technology.

Conway, who is now managing director of climote, said it is testament to the strength of climote’s business proposition that one of the six biggest energy companies in the UK has selected climote as a strategic connected homes partner.

“By teaming up with a utility giant such as ScottishPower, we are confident we can play a major role in revolutionising the UK’s heating efficiency and hope that it will be a long and productive partnership,” added Conway.

Neil Clitheroe, CEO, retail and generation at Scottish Power, said the company saw a natural partner in climote, as Scottish Power promotes energy efficiency, and predicted Connect will be popular with its customers.

Tina Costanza was a journalist and sub-editor at Silicon Republic