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United States Patent Application

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A facility is connected to an electricity utility and is responsive to Demand Response Events. A plurality of devices is each individually connected to the electricity grid via an addressable switch connected to a secure network that is enabled to be individually switched off by a server. An occupant of a room in control of the plurality of devices provides via a Human Machine Interface on a tablet a preferred order of switching off the plurality of devices in case of a Demand Response Event. A configuration file based at least partially on the preferred order and on a severity of the Demand Response Events determines which devices which of the plurality devices will be switched off. The server accesses the configuration file and switches off the devices included in the configuration file.
Lu, Yan (West Windsor, NJ), Zhou, Siyuan (San Diego, CA)
14/ 423,718
August 23, 2013
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS [0002] This invention was made with government support under Contract No DE-EE0003847 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government may have certain rights in his invention.