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Staff Accomplishments

Grid Friendly™ Appliance Controller - 2008 R&D 100 Award Winner

December 2008
The Grid FriendlyTM Appliance Controller is a small circuit board built into household appliances that reduces stress on the power grid by continually monitoring fluctuations in available power. During times of high demand, appliances equipped with the controller automatically shut down for a short period of time, resulting in a cumulative reduction that can maintain stability on the grid. The GFA Controller received a Federal Laboratory Consortium award for Excellence in Technology Transfer in 2007. EED researchers recognized include Rob Pratt, David Chassin, Jeffery Dagle, Donald Hammerstrom, Michael Kintner-Meyer and Paul Boyd, as well as NSD’s Larry Reid.

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