The SuperStat , jointly developed by Comverge Technologies and Honeywell is a state-of-the-art programmable thermostat with a built-in wireless radio frequency (RF) communication module. During peak load periods, the utility can send a signal directing the thermostat to reduce energy use by cycling the operation of heat pumps or central air conditioners. It can also be used to cycle the operation of water heaters and other electric loads such as pool pumps.
The device, available in both proprietary and open communications formats, can support one-way and two-way communications through wireless radio frequency (RF), power line carrier (PLC) or twisted pair (TP).
The SuperStat allows residential customers to use their air conditioning and heating more efficiently, lowering their cooling and heating energy costs. Utilities benefit by avoiding peak electric charges.
The SuperStat system incorporates these features:
This product is a win-win-win for customers, utilities and the environment. Customers save money, utilities reduce peak loads on their systems and the environment is less burdened because of reduced electricity demand.
Reducing peak loads makes sense for all utilities, the SuperStat presents utilities with a compelling alternative to expanding energy capacity.
Comverge Technologies, Inc., 23 Vreeland Rd., Suite 160, Florham Park, NJ 07932. Tel: 888-565-5525; Fax: 973-360-2227.