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Product Abstract

Demand Response-Ready Programmable Packaged Terminal Air Conditioner Specification: Preliminary Requirements for CEA-2045 Field Demonstration

Product ID:3002006951
Date Published:19-Oct-2015
Sector Name:Power Delivery & Utilization - Distribution & Utilization
Document Type:Technical Results
Price:No Charge

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This document is a specification for an air conditioning unit with built-in demand response (DR) capabilities with a standard communication interface. The context for the development of this specification is a field demonstration project that EPRI is facilitating to evaluate the ANSI/CEA-2045 modular communication standard. In this project, utilities are fielding consumer end-use products and integrating them into a wide range of demand response systems in order to assess the standard and determine the degree to which interoperability is achieved.

The project plan required that all of the field tests of a given product type be carried out using the same design, so that there is no regional customization and the concept of a mass-producible product is directly evaluated. This required that utilities work together to develop a common set of requirements that are sufficient for supporting each DR program. The project plan anticipates updating this specification later in order to incorporate any new requirements or adjustments that are identified during the field testing.

2015 Program 161   Information and Communication Technology
  • Communication
  • Modular interface
  • Demand response
  • CEA-2045
  • Packaged Terminal Air Conditioner
  • PTAC
  • CTA-2045
  • ANSI/CTA-2045
  • Consumer Technology Association

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