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A smart appliance is an appliance that may be configured to communicate information directly to the utility operator for efficient and more productive use of electricity.


Smart devices include thermostats, clothes washers, dryers, microwaves, hot water heaters, and refrigerators. Many smart appliances are designed to communicate frequently with the smart grid to indicate how much energy they are using, as well as understand and respond to price incentives, which will provide detailed information on their use and status.