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Lutron Smart Grid Integration

Lutron Smart Grid Integration

You’ve probably heard the phrase “smart grid” in relation to energy use. You might have even heard that it will change the way we use energy. But what exactly is the smart grid and what can you expect from it?

What is the Smart Grid?

In general terms, the smart grid is the modernization of today’s electricity grid, with improved technology to help save energy, reduce your electricity bills, and decrease brownouts and blackouts. The smart grid features two-way communication—between you and the utility company—so that you can see how much electricity you’re using, when you’re using it, and how much it costs.

One of the major components of the smart grid is demand response, meaning a utility will work to decrease electricity demand during peak hours. Utilities will offer lower prices for using electricity during off-hours when demand for electricity is low.

Lutron and the Smart Grid

Around the world, smart grid technologies are still in development. At Lutron, we’re investing in research and actively pursuing partnership opportunities so that we’ll be ready when the smart grid infrastructure is a reality. We are working to help define the future of the smart grid and continue to help our customers save energy and money.

Benefits of Residential Smart Grid Solutions

A smarter grid will change the way you use electricity by giving you the ability to manage your home’s energy use and costs, while improving the quality and reliability of your power.
Energy Savings Energy Calculator
Quantum® IntelliDemand Software Interface

Benefits of Commercial Smart Grid Solutions

Commercial building owners can receive financial incentives from demand
response programs while using less energy and saving money. Lutron smart grid
solutions contain load shedding software that can easily reduce lighting loads
either at the touch of a button or via an automatic command. Lighting is an ideal
choice for load shedding in a commercial application because it consumes a
substantial amount of electricity and because power reductions can be implemented
gradually with no interuption to productivity so that they go unnoticed by the occupants
in a building.

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