The Grid.coop platform replaces your current thermostat with your choice of several models, which then communicate over the internet with your Cooperative or Municipal utility, allowing you to co-operate not just financially, but directly as your own micro-grid utility manager. It's very easy to use, the same as your old thermostat. If you want to do more, you have interfaces to control how much the temperature setpoints change, and get notices on your smartphone app when you can get a direct bonus rebate for turning off the lights, computer, and AC and taking the family for a nice break at the pool.
REC and Municipal Distribution Operators
The Grid.coop platform integrates multiple demand response platforms, and provides a single 'virtual power plant', along with a cost estimation tool to allow operators to balance the cost of incentivizing demand response vs the cost of procuring additional generation on at spot market prices.
Residential Automatic Demand Response
The Grid.coop open-source residential AutoDR (Automated Demand Response) platform allows cooperative and municipal utilities to provide direct financial incentivesto residential market participants who are willing to change behaviors to maximize electric power delivery and mangement effectiveness.