A load-shedding ballast reduces power demand by dimming the lighting in a building when the building's peak electric demand is high or when the available supply is limited. This innovative technology, funded by Connecticut Light and Power Company, the California Energy Commission's Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program, and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), has been successfully evaluated in demonstration projects in the Northeast. With the LRC's support and assistance, OSRAM SYLVANIA is now manufacturing a commercial version of the product, the QUICKTRONIC® PowerSHED™ High Efficiency Demand Response Ballast.
Read more about this device:
- Lighting Research Center paves the way for commercially viable, high efficiency demand response ballast
- Lighting Research Center and OSRAM SYLVANIA demonstrate new load-shedding technology to help reduce peak electric loads on the nation's stressed grid
- Energy-efficient, load-shedding lighting technology: A cost-effective means of reducing peak electric demand!
- Load-shedding ballast: Reducing peak electric demand cost effectively
- Understanding light levels for load shedding
- Demonstration of a low cost automation of lighting as a demand response resource - Final Report to the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)