Tucson Electric Power, Hawaii startup use machine learning to prioritize renewable energy

August 06, 2021

Arizona utility Tucson Electric Power (TEP) and Honolulu-based Shifted Energy are collaborating to evaluate machine learning-based load control.

Shifted Energy was selected as one of 20 startups for the Electric Power Research Institute’s (EPRI) Incubatenergy Labs program. As a part of this program, Shifted Energy will conduct accelerated demonstrations of its technology with utilities and EPRI. 

The company develops and deploys software and controllers that turn electric water heaters into thermal energy storage assets. This helps to stabilize the energy grid, absorb excess renewable energy and decrease peak demand, which creates renewable energy trailblazers out of otherwise hard-to-reach customers.

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