Intelligent Water Heating Controls

The Product

 Two ways to enable demand response control for your electric water heater

Pre-Installed Model
  • Receptacle installed and integrated into tank on any standard water heater at manufacturer

  • Control node  allows wireless communication to your local utility controlling bottom heating element(s)

  • Top element in the tank is unaltered ensuring you never run out of hot water

  • Complete with water temperature sensing

  • Designed to outlast the lifespan of standard water tank

  • Control node installed as easily as plugging in your dryer

Retrofit Model
  • Installed on existing water heater in your home by trained professional

  • Allows wireless communication to your local utility controlling bottom heating element(s)

  • Top element in the tank is unaltered ensuring you never run out of hot water

  • Complete with water temperature sensing

  • Designed to outlast the lifespan of standard water tank

 

Demand Response

 What is Demand Response?​

  • Reducing or shifting electricity usage away from "peak periods".  

For example, energy used for heating hot water typically peaks in the morning as households prepare for the day and during the evening when returning from work or school. In a demand response scenario, hot water can be heated at times when the demand for energy is lower such as 4am and throughout the afternoon. 

Why use Demand Response?​

  • By reducing peaks in the demand for energy, utilities are able to better manage their production which reduces generation costs.    

How does it benefit me?​

  • Depending on the type of technology in place with a demand response program, a utility may compensate households participating in the program through time-of-use energy rates.

 

  • Better management of fuels used for energy generation also results in the reduction of green house gas emissions. 

 

The Inventor

Mr. Cartmill is a lifelong entrepreneur who started his first business in 1973, C.S.A. Enterprises Ltd., a technical sales and marketing company for lighting and industrial products. In 2002, he started C-Vision Ltd, an electronics manufacturing company based in Amherst, Nova Scotia. Since that time Mr. Cartmill has founded and grew a number of successful companies in the clean technology space such as LED Roadway Lighting Ltd and Solar Global Solutions. Mr. Cartmill was named Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year (Atlantic Region) in 2006 and in 2010 he was inducted into Atlantic Business Magazine's prestigious Top 50 CEO Hall of Fame.

 

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