Patent Number: 8,505,831

Title: Energy alert power system and method

Abstract: An energy control system, helping to reduce energy consumption from an energy grid, includes a power meter which receives first power-save signal and generates a second power-save signal for receipt by a control device. The target temperature of a thermostat is changed for a period of time in response to the second power-save signal. The control device can create a third power-save signal for receipt by a power-save adapter for an associated energy-consuming unit to permit only limited operation of the energy-consuming unit.

Inventors: Simon; Timothy M. (San Francisco, CA), Smith; Blaine M. (Portland, OR), Fisher; Matthew T. (Reno, NV)

Assignee: Tim Simon, Inc.

International Classification: G08C 23/00 (20060101); F25B 1/00 (20060101); G08C 19/12 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2021-08-13 0:00:00