Monday, June 4,
Presentation: Smart Appliances
Speaker: Charlotte Skidmore, Dir Energy & Environmental Policy, Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM)
Notes from the meeting (For more detail, see PDF below)
AHAM covers appliances inside the home, including single room air conditioners, but not central units, heat pumps, or solar power systems.
Over the past 20 years, some appliances have become more efficient, but not all. Clothes washers, refrigerators and dishwashers are several times more efficient than in 1991.
A Smart Appliance is able to respond to the ability of the power company to deliver power at any point in time.
The power company is looking at:
Smart Appliances Presentation (PDF, 1,683kb)