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GE Puts Smart Appliances, Smart Grid Technology into Georgia Homes
Jan 19, 2012
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Ten homes in Warner Robins, GA, near the Robins Air Force Base, will be equipped with Smart Grid technology from GE, including Brillion smart appliances such as ovens, refrigerators, and others.

The homes will be part of a two-year pilot program run by GE Appliances and a Georgia utility company, Flint Energies.

"This pilot will provide the utility industry with tremendous insights on how to engage consumers in efforts to overcome some our greatest energy challenges," said Dave McCalpin, general manager of GE’s home energy management business.

Flint Energies will send energy pricing information to the home's Nucleus energy manager, which shares this data with the smart appliances. The smart dishwasher or dryer will avoid using energy near peak pricing times. For example:
• the refrigerator might disable a quick chill feature
• the washer might delay a cycle or will automatically default to a low energy wash

The system allows the consumer to override the system energy-saving steps at any time. The system also provides the homeowner with whole-home energy usage data.

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