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Hawaii to Test Smart Water Heaters as Grid Resources

Utilities / Energy : The Energy Collective

Hawaiian Electric is trying out all sorts of distributed energy assets to help it manage its solar-impacted island electricity system, including behind-the-meter batteries, and smart-meter-enabled energy disaggregation. But one of t...

Ecofys Study: Water Heaters Help Wind Turbines

Utilities / Energy : Smart Grid

A new study showed home water heaters can help integrate wind energy into the region’s power system. The newly released study by Ecofys energy consultants demonstrates that residential electric water heaters and furnaces, refrigerat...

Energy storage: Is the time finally right for grid-integrated water heaters?

Utilities / Energy : Smart Grid

Several recent projects have demonstrated that grid-scale energy storage can be accomplished by managing a fleet of electric water heaters. Companies are producing controllers that work with existing water heaters. They then aggrega...

The Water Heater as Grid Battery, Version 2.0

Utilities / Energy : Smart Grid

The household electric water heater, long a quiet partner in utility demand response programs, is going through a series of makeovers that just might turn it into tool that can match the challenges happening at the edge of the grid....

Fleets of Networked Water Heaters Help Utilities Manage the Grid

Utilities / Energy : Environmental Management & Energy News

The US Patent and Trademark Office issued a patent to Sequentric Energy Systems for its variable-capacity, grid-interactive water heating technology. Designed specifically for electric utility energy storage and grid management prog...

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