Ecobee3 as HAN device (SmartMeter reader)

I just purchased an Ecobee3, based on the “works with Smartthings” banner. Oops! But in the meantime, I’ve learned that this device has been approved by our utility, PG&E, as a validated HAN device - it should be able to read our power usage from the smartmeter!

Being that there are a lot of questions around how this will work with solar / net metering, etc., does anyone have any experience with using the Ecobee3 for this purpose? I don’t see much point in incorporating electric usage data into the thermostat that controls the gas-fired furnace, but I’m sure we can figure some usage out.