Alphabet’s Nest Wants to Make a ‘Citizen-Fueled’ Power Plant

  • Nest targets 50,000 SoCalEd utility customers for thermostats
  • Program part of effort to address potential energy shortages

The Nest Labs Inc. Protect device.

Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Alphabet Inc.’s Nest Labs is looking to enlist 50,000 Californians in an effort to conserve power and help alleviate potential energy shortages in the state following a massive gas leak that has restricted supplies.

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