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Tendril reduces HVAC load by 85% during demand response events

Tendril has released results from the summer rollout of its cloud-based Orchestrated Energy platform, claiming the system enabled significant savings for utilities and their customers. HVAC systems represent one of the largest pressures on the energy grid during summer months, so these results should be very encouraging for utilities looking to cut costs and take stress off its existing infrastructure. On days when Tendril was in control of consumer thermostats, the participating utilities were able to reduce HVAC load by an average of 85% during the demand response (DR) window, while also delivering an additional 14% of HVAC energy efficiency savings, on top of the 10% saving already provided by the smart thermostat. Demand response events have been created in…

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