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Whirlpool Corporation

Smart Appliance Project


In the Smart Appliance project, Whirlpool seeks to develop and commercialize home appliances with wireless communications and advanced control software. The objectives are to (1) develop a wireless communications protocol for home appliances, (2) design appliance control and interface software optimized for demand response and time-based rate programs, and (3) produce cost-effective communications hardware for appliances. With the development of the new appliances and systems, Whirlpool aims to provide cost-effective options for residential customers that can enhance the effectiveness of time-based rate and load management programs to reduce peak demand.

Contact Information

Warwick Stirling
Global Director of Energy and Sustainability
Whirlpool Corporation

Chris Saikus
Smart Grid Project Leader
Whirlpool Corporation

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Recipient: Whirlpool Corporation (Smart Appliance Project)
HQ State: Michigan
NERC Region: RFC
Total Budget: $39,096,275
Federal Share: $19,330,000
Funding Program:
Project Type:
Targeted Benefits:
  • Reduced Peak Consumption