The Daily Dot reports:
Power companies in Texas are remotely raising temperatures inside of some customers’ homes amid the state’s ongoing energy shortage.
Residents with Google’s Nest thermostats received messages noting that their temperatures had been adjusted during an “Energy Rush Hour.”
The issue comes shortly after the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), the state’s power grid manager, called on customers to reduce their energy usage and adjust their thermostats to 78 degrees or higher.
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‘Woke up sweating’: Texas power companies remotely raise temperatures on people using their smart thermostats. https://t.co/gpVWqvEgdN
— The Daily Dot (@dailydot) June 18, 2021
“The agreement states that in exchange for an entry into sweepstakes, electric customers allow them to control their thermostats during periods of high energy demand.” https://t.co/Y42PsY9DwH
— mike (cheugy) (@aniceburrito) June 18, 2021
TEXAS: deregulating energy is about Freedom
ALSO TEXAS: set your thermostat at 82 degrees or our Freedom Grid will explode
— Jake Maccoby (@jdmaccoby) June 16, 2021