Flair and Leap Announce Demand Response Program for California Homeowners

Flair and Leap Announce Demand Response Program for California Homeowners

April 22, 2022

San Francisco, CALIFORNIA. – April 22nd, 2022 – Flair, creators of smart vents, thermostats and advanced software for room-level temperature control, today announced its partnership with Leap, an energy market access provider, to run an energy-saving program for California homeowners.

The Demand Response (DR) program, Peak Perks, is designed to ease strain on local power grids by automatically adjusting energy usage during peak periods.

The program is currently open to California residents in Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), San Diego Gas & Electric (SDGE) and Southern California Edison (SCE) territories. A connected Flair Puck is needed to participate. For a limited time, new members of Peak Perks will receive a $25 eGift card for successfully enrolling in the program.

Launching on Earth Day 2022, Peak Perks is the first major DR program Flair is running on the West Coast. An existing DR program is operating through the Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company’s (MMWEC) program, NextZero.

“The announcement of Peak Perks is testament to the shared mission of both Flair and Leap - to optimize energy usage, reduce carbon footprint and build a more stable grid. We’re excited to launch this DR program for our Californian customers and are working towards expanding reach to Flair users across the country,” said Flair’s co-founder and CEO Daniel Myers.

Those interested in the program but not yet eligible to participate are encouraged to sign up to be notified of future eligibility.

“This Earth Day, we’re proud to empower Flair’s customers to help create a cleaner, more resilient grid in California,” said Jason Michaels, CCO of Leap, “As summer approaches and heat waves lead to periods of high energy demand, Flair’s smart energy technologies will provide much needed flexibility to stabilize the grid while delivering more value to Flair’s customers. Together, Leap and Flair are taking action to build a more sustainable energy future.”

Through a simple enrollment process, made possible via Leap’s technology, Flair gets notified of a peak in demand and kicks off an energy event. Typically occurring on very hot or very cold days, Flair makes subtle temperature adjustments to ease grid congestion. By responding to these real-time energy demands and enabling automatic load reductions, program participants save money on their electricity bills and help prevent power outages in their local community. On a larger scale, improving grid resiliency and reliability will help reduce the need for dirty power plants and accelerate the transition to renewable energy.

About Flair

Flair makes smart vents, thermostats and advanced software for room-level temperature control. Flair’s suite of affordable products solve HVACs most difficult, long standing, and widespread problems. Flair is a team of engineers, designers, and communicators with a passion for saving energy. Their mission is simple - to cost effectively increase comfort while decreasing energy. Founded in 2014 and based in San Francisco, Flair’s products are sold through multiple channels including direct to consumer, HVAC dealers/distributors, and utilities.

Contact: April de Haan, april@flair.co

About Leap

Leap is the leading global platform for generating new value from grid-connected resources and devices through integration with energy markets. Leap does all of the heavy lifting, seamlessly connecting technology partners to high-value revenue streams and providing a simplified, automated access point for market participation with batteries, electric vehicle charging, smart thermostats, HVAC systems, industrial facilities, and other flexible assets. By making it easy for new distributed resources to participate in energy markets, Leap lays the groundwork for virtual power plants (VPP). Leap empowers its partners to provide resilient, zero-carbon capacity to the grid while strengthening engagement with their customers through new value streams. Leap is a privately held company with offices in San Francisco and the Netherlands.


Leo Traub, leap@antennagroup.com