GE Appliances says it will soon be offering “whole-home energy” appliances in the first quarter of 2024. GE Appliances’ engineers have developed appliances, air conditioners and water heaters that communicate with demand management systems to schedule energy-intense operation cycles when energy from renewable sources is more readily available.
Load management is becoming a must-have for solar + storage customers. For example, charging water heaters during lower-cost, off-peak hours for storage during higher-cost peak hours, and delaying refrigeration defrost cycles for a few hours to the next off-peak period.
“We electrified America, connected appliances and revolutionized life at home by creating solutions that changed the way we cook our meals, clean our clothes and dishes, heat our water, cool our homes and preserve our food,” said Kevin Nolan, president and CEO of GE Appliances. “Now, building on our heritage and focused on the future, we’re making our products more efficient than ever before with industry-first, proprietary, affordable technology that allows our appliances to communicate with demand management systems to reduce energy usage and resulting carbon impact without impacting performance.”
Over the next three months, GE Appliances will be announcing partners in lighting, information technology, clean energy generation and storage, and energy management that will promote independence at the touch of a button by allowing energy creation and management.
“We’re building a connected system that orchestrates your home’s electrical generation, storage and consumption through the power of innovation,” said Nolan. “The bottom line is – we’re making it easier for consumers to take back their power, save energy and save money with GE Appliances.”
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