Maui smart grid demo cites changed behavior of ‘data junky’
Maui smart grid project participant Tom Croly is charged $1.50 on his electric bill each time he loads a full load of laundry into the dryer. And when his big screen TV powers up for up to five hours in the evening, another 40¢ is added to his monthly charge.
That is the sort of data the Maui resident gets from the smart grid project, the project developers told the press this week. The project demonstrates smart grid technologies that aim to better integrate Hawaii’s renewables and cut peak demand by 15%…
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