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Re: OT: electrical [was: 95th Percentile = Lame]

  • From: scott w
  • Date: Mon Jun 04 15:40:54 2001

Then we could have script kiddies telling us "We own your A/C"...  I could
just see the power they could wield.  Once the system's hacked they could
turn them off and on at a regular frequency (or other things) and whack
the crap outta the electricity companies equipment.  Imagine 100 000 A/Cs
coherently going on and off every minute or so...


On Mon, 4 Jun 2001, Henry Yen wrote:

> [ snip ]
> > > 	It's a shame that the current electricity metering and billing system has
> > > no way to reward those people who shift some of their load off-peak. If it
> > > did, the on-peak rate could be raised while leaving the off-peak rate the
> > > same. This would help ease the crisis significantly while having much less
> > > impact on poorer people who can't afford to pay 40% more for their
> > > electricity.
> [ snip ]
> > > to minute). Imagine if people could set their meter to turn off different
> > > circuits if the rate exceeded different amounts. Do you realize how much of
> > > the problem this would solve?
> in nassau/suffolk in new york (aka long island), the local power company
> is setting up a program whereby your central air conditioning system gets
> connected, via the internet (!!), and you get a small $$ bonus in return
> for allowing them to shut off your a/c unit during peak usage times.
> the box and hookup are free, as well as software to allow you to control
> your own unit over the 'net.
> i'm under the impression that uptake of this project is not overwhelming.
> -- 
> Henry Yen                                       Aegis Information Systems, Inc.
> Senior Systems Programmer                       Hicksville, New York

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