Shifted Energy’s Grid Maestro is a software-as-a-service platform that monitors, analyzes and optimizes smart water heaters.
When a new water heater is added to our fleet, either by installing a Shifted Energy Ara or other smart controller, Grid Maestro begins monitoring that heater’s energy consumption patterns. After about two weeks, the system’s advanced machine learning algorithms generate highly accurate forecasts of future consumption at 15-minute intervals for four days in advance. Grid Maestro uses these forecasts to estimate how much electricity consumption can be shifted from one time of day to another without impacting consumer access to hot water.
Granular Data Analysis
5-minute, revenue-grade telemetry available for every heater.
Water Heater Agnostic
Learns, optimizes, and controls any type of smart water heater.
Customizable API allows easy and rapid DERMS integration.
Virtual Power Plant Portal
Grid Maestro aggregates each heater’s forecasts and load shift potential into a virtual power plant of grid interactive water heaters. Automated reporting and integrated ticketing simplify performance measurement and verification, and all communications are done securely over a Web portal and/or API with world class cyber security protocols.
Energy & Grid Services
Heaters are grouped per programmatic goals, such as geo-targeting by distribution circuit, and each group can be monitored, optimized, and dispatched to perform a variety of grid services.
Consumer-friendly Load Shifts
Multi-hour load shifts by storing energy during periods of high renewable generation and reducing consumption during peak demand.
Locally-based detection and actuation enables 12-cycle or less response time to frequency deviations, as well as randomized return-to-load.
Emergency Demand Response
Full fleet shut down to quickly shed maximum kW. Randomized return-to-load ensures smooth recovery after contingency event ends.
Grid Maestro can also be leveraged to provide numerous services to the host customer, ensuring the value both the resident and the utility is maximized throughout the year for the water heater’s entire lifespan. Additionally, utilities and energy aggregators can feed the data into existing consumer-facing energy management platforms, seamlessly enhancing customer relationships and increasing opportunities for engagement.
Water heater acts as thermal energy storage, heating when onsite PV generation exceeds demand, ensuring the value of customer PV is maximized and reducing grid export.
Time-of-Use Bill Management
For customers on retail TOU or demand tariffs, load is automatically shifted to off-peak times, while still providing comfort heating to meet customer needs.
Leak & Maintenance Alerts
The system automatically detects and flags most abnormal electrical patterns related to leaks or maintenance issues, alerting customers that service may be required.