Project Info

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Project Title 
Energy Managment Circuit Breaker (EMCB) - EPRI
Project Number 
DR17.04
Investor Owned Utilities 
SCE
End-use 
Plug Loads and Appliances
Sector 
Industrial
Project Year(s) 
2016 - 2019
Description 

Various utilities from around the country are evaluating systems for energy management that are low-cost, applicable to end-users, and useful to utilities and aggregators. This project is investigating an energy management circuit breaker (EMCB) with several additional features. The EMCB is a single-or-double pole, thermal-magnetic circuit breaker commonly installed in low-voltage panel boards to protect an electrical circuit from damage caused by over current, overload or short circuit. The EMCB also has integrated metering, remote control of an on/off switch, and the ability to connect to a wireless local area network (WLAN) for communication.