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Faulty Signal Shuts Down A/C AT 18,000 homes …Remotely

Perhaps in a prelude to one of the Smart Grid most anticipated type of Incidents, About 18,000 Duke Energy customers participating in an energy-saving program saved more energy than expected on Monday evening.The customers are part of the “Power Manager” program that installs a load management switch next to the air conditioner. This radio-controlled device cycles the air conditioner off and on when demand is especially high.

But Monday night, an incorrect signal was sent to the boxes, a Duke Energy spokeswoman said “Instead of cycling, the boxes shut down the units for three hours.” The Incident was announced to be due to a “human error”.

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