Whirlpool to Produce 1 Million Smart Grid-Compatible Clothes Dryers by the end of 2011
Sep 29, 2009
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Whirlpool sai it will produce one million Smart Energy clothes dryers by the end of 2011 as part of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Smart Grid Investment Grant program.

The appliances will be capable of reacting intelligently to signals from the smart grid by modifying their energy consumption to save consumers money on their home electric bills. In markets where utilities offer variable or time-of-use pricing, Whirlpool said the dryers could save a typical consumer US$20 to $40 per year, while also benefitting the environment.

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