The electrical grid is a real-time marketplace between supply and demand. When you turn on your appliances, the power system has to provide the power within 4 seconds.
The Smart Grid is turning this marketplace into a conversation in real time. Appliances negotiate with the grid to stagger start times, pause during peak demand, and provide up-to-the-second information about energy use. Marathon Machines are the poster child for what an intelligent appliance should be.
Marathon Machines are cloud-connected and use a smart API to a cloud server of our own design at smartgrid.systems for two-way communication with the power providers.
We have developed new technology that makes this conversation truly real-time, rather than statistics-based recommendations, as others do (we already know that power is cheaper in off-peak hours, but is 10:17pm or 2:14am better?).
Read our white paper on the Smart Grid to learn more.