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Pioneers in Demand Response

How does WireButter work?

During a peak event when the supply of electricity to the grid is overcome by the demand (usually on a hot day), WireButter will automatically reduce the power used per-device in the home according to agreed preferences, in order to reduce overall demand on the grid to a level where blackouts are no longer required.

This could look like a 42 degree day in Melbourne when instead of your whole suburb being blacked out, all the WireButter devices on the grid could synchronously reduce the energy usage from the air-compressor of split systems from 100% to 75% momentarily, reducing the demand on the grid.

WireButter will partner with your energy provider to incentivise your participation in peak demand events. This can include reductions in your electricity bill and other rewards. 

FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

Demand response is a technique that has been used successfully to help reduce the severity and instances of power outages by reducing the energy demanded temporarily.

Every year there are a number of days when the network infrastructure are just not able to supply the needed electricity being demanded from the grid. 

If a large network of energy intensive devices can be turned down temporarily (but not off) then the all to common practice of blacking out substations may not be needed.

WireButter technology uses the DRED standard to reduce energy drawn from the grid by a device. This is not the same as turning a device off.