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Whirlpool Corporation Smart Grid Project
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Lead Organization:
Whirlpool Corporation
HQ Location:
Benton Harbor, Michigan
Project Contact Information:
 Warwick Stirling

Whirlpool Corporation
2000 N. M-63
Benton Harbor, MI 49022-2692

Project Summary:

Whirlpool Corporation, located in Benton Harbor, Michigan, will receive $19 million in funding to develop a smarter energy grid. The U.S. Department of Energy selected Whirlpool Corporation as one of 100 companies to receive federal stimulus funds as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The stimulus funds will be used to support the manufacturing of smart appliances to accelerate the commercialization of residential appliances capable of communicating over a home network with other smart technologies beginning from 2010. These smart appliances will allow consumers to defer or schedule their energy use, which can lower consumer costs and reduce peak electricity demand.

Targeted Benefits:

-Reduced Peak Consumption

Additional Information:

For more information about the project, please refer to:
- http://www.smartgrid.gov/project/whirlpool_corporation_smart_appliance_p...

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