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Electrical power distribution control methods, electrical energy demand monitoring methods, and power management devices

United States Patent

7,149,605
December 12, 2006
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Electrical power distribution control methods, electrical energy demand monitoring methods, and power management devices are described. In one aspect, an electrical power distribution control method includes providing electrical energy from an electrical power distribution system, applying the electrical energy to a load, providing a plurality of different values for a threshold at a plurality of moments in time and corresponding to an electrical characteristic of the electrical energy, and adjusting an amount of the electrical energy applied to the load responsive to an electrical characteristic of the electrical energy triggering one of the values of the threshold at the respective moment in time.
Chassin; David P. (Pasco, WA), Donnelly; Matthew K. (Kennewick, WA), Dagle; Jeffery E. (Richland, WA)
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA)
10/ 461,137
June 13, 2003