System and method for monitoring and controlling energy usage

  • US 7,135,956 B2
  • Filed: 10/09/2003
  • Issued: 11/14/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/13/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method for monitoring and controlling power usage among a plurality of facilities, for reducing a real-time aggregate power load across said plurality of facilities, said method comprising:

  • providing a remotely controllable power control device on at least one power consuming device at each facility;

    providing a wireless communication network including a plurality of two-way RF node components, wherein said two-way RF node components serve to both communicate with other ones of said two-way RF node components; and

    to communicate within said facilities with said remotely controllable power control devices;

    remotely monitoring power usage at each facility from one location using said wireless communication network, wherein said one location can control said remotely controllable power control devices using said wireless communication network; and

    activating and deactivating said power consuming devices by said remotely controllable power control devices from said one location, based on said remotely monitored power usage among said plurality of facilities.

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