GridMobility is TechFlash's Startup of the Week

Source:  Greg Lamm, TechFlash, September 22, 2011.  TechFlash highlighted WCTA member GridMobility as its Startup of the Week.

Kirkland’s GridMobility is seeking to shake things up in the power industry.

The smart-grid company has developed software and connected hardware to allow customers to choose off-peak hours to run appliances.

In 2010, GridMobility’s technology was part of a pilot project in Western Washington that included installing wireless devices on water heaters in about 100 homes. The devices let the appliances “talk” with the electrical grid, instructing the water heaters on the best times to turn on or off based on demand and the amount of renewable energy available from windmills.

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