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EPA ‘Smart Grid’ Connection Will Allow Power Company to Cut Off Your Fridge

Posted By admin On July 4, 2013 @ 5:22 am In Featured Stories,Tile | Comments Disabled

Eric Scheiner
CNS News [1]
July 4, 2013

At times of peak demand for electricity, do you want your refrigerator to run at the discretion of the power company?

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has revised its Energy Star energy-efficiency requirements for residential refrigerators, and it is encouraging the inclusion of “connected” features that respond to utility signals to curb their energy consumption.

The EPA announced [2] the new requirements on June 27. Included is the optional “smart-grid” connection [3] for customers to electronically connect their refrigerator or freezer with a utility provider.

“The updated requirements raise the bar for energy efficiency in these products and, for the first time, encourage manufacturers of Energy Star appliances to include optional ‘connected’ features,” according to the EPA release.

Full article here [1]


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[1] CNS News: http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/epa-encourages-utility-controlled-refrigerators

[2] announced: http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/0c0affede4f840bc8525781f00436213/3c73467ef759ea0a85257b9600732e67%21OpenDocument

[3] “smart-grid” connection: https://energystar.gov/products/specs/node/125

[4] U.S. to spend $3.9 billion on “smart” power grid: Chu: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-to-spend-39-billion-on-smart-power-grid-chu.html

[5] Hacking expert David Chalk says 100 percent certainty of catastrophic failure of smart energy grid within three years: http://www.prisonplanet.com/hacking-expert-david-chalk-says-100-percent-certainty-of-catastrophic-failure-of-smart-energy-grid-within-three-years.html

[6] Biden tells Obama that 40 million U.S. homes will have smart meters by 2015: http://www.prisonplanet.com/biden-tells-obama-that-40-million-u-s-homes-will-have-smart-meters-by-2015.html

[7] Smart Meters: We can monitor everything you do in your home (Video): http://www.prisonplanet.com/smart-meters-we-can-monitor-everything-you-do-in-your-home-video.html

[8] Electric cars must be taxed to pay for more power stations ‘or National Grid could fail’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/electric-cars-must-be-taxed-to-pay-for-more-power-stations-or-national-grid-could-fail.html

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