These days, it seems homeowners can choose a smart version of just about any household device. Using a computer or smartphone, consumers can control and adjust home lighting, thermostats, refrigerators and even electric vehicle (EV) chargers. Electric utilities and manufacturers alike recognize these products offer not only comfort and convenience but also the potential to reduce customer bills and support the electric grid, when needed, through integrated, interactive platforms.
Exploring the Future of Distributed Resources
Tucson Electric Power and EPRI collaborate to study how distributed resource devices might be collectively used to fulfill system needs dynamically.