Field Study of an Intelligent, Networked, Retrofittable Water Heater Controller

Event Date

1/31/2018 11:00:00 AM

Event Location

Live webinar, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CST

Event Details

The Gas Technology Institute (GTI) in collaboration with the Center for Energy and Environment (CEE) recently completed a CARD-funded field study to validate the performance, cost-effectiveness, and direct energy savings of the Aquanta, a smart water heater controller.

For this study thirty-three water heater controllers were installed and monitored in residential homes throughout Minnesota. In ten of these sites, third-party measurement and verification instrumentation was installed for high resolution data collection.

In this webinar, Dave Kalensky, GTI, and Ben Schoenbauer, CEE, will provide an overview of the Aquanta controller, summarize the scope of the field study, and discuss their findings and recommendations, including how a water heater controller such as the one studied may fit within utility CIP program activities.

Find out more about this research on the project page.

This project supported in part by a grant from the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources through the Conservation Applied Research and Development (CARD) program.