When this home dryer, which is equipped with a communications modeule, receives the peak-load event signal from the utility, it goes into a low-power mode, as shown by GE electrical engineer Owen Schelenz. It will take longer to dry the clothes but the consumer should get some sort of financial discount for participating in the demand-response program.
July 16, 2009 5:57 AM PDT
Photo by: Martin LaMonica/CNET
| Caption by: Martin LaMonica
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