METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING AN ENERGY CONSUMING LOAD

  • US 20130245853A1
  • Filed: 05/14/2013
  • Published: 09/19/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/11/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An apparatus for managing an energy consuming load in a group of energy consuming loads comprising the load and a plurality of other loads, the apparatus comprising:

  • (a) a transmitter configured to transmit a set of load state data generated from the load;

    (b) a receiver configured to receive sets of load state data generated from the other loads;

    (c) a processor configured to generate the set of load state data from the load, to compile the set of load state data from the load with the sets of load state data from the other loads, and to process the compiled sets of load state data in order to make an enablement state decision for the load, wherein the enablement state decision reflects an enablement state of the load, wherein the enablement state is either a load enabled state or a load disabled state, wherein the load enabled state is a state where the load is capable of operating even when the load is not actually operating, and wherein the load disabled state is a state where the corresponding load is not capable of operating; and

    (d) a controller for implementing the enablement state decision.

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