Increasing Your Efficiency Without Impacting Your Lifestyle
Our Water Heater Efficiency Network (WHEN) is different from a traditional Peak Shaving or Demand Response Program. WHEN operates flexibly by the minute 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, continuously building a Smarter Grid.
WHEN uses predictive analytics to ensure all participants have hot water when they need it (no cold showers!). We use a secure network through the cloud to call hundreds of events per year. Since events are invisible to participants, no client notification or approval is necessary to call an event.
How is this possible? Mosaic manages PJM curtailment events across its entire network of water heaters, so not every water heater has to respond to every event. Mosaic uses individual tenant usage patterns to decide the “best” water heaters to participate in each event. Our systems are flexible enough to offer the additional service of shifting electricity demand to avoid peak hours of load on the grid and to avoid periods of highest electricity pricing.
This is a typical week in the electricity use of a water heater as measured by electricity demand (on the y-axis) and hour of the day (on the x-axis). While there are minor variations, the day-to-day timing of hot water use follows a predictable schedule. WHEN uses this predicable usage pattern to maintain plenty of hot water for tenant use.