Plug Load Management System with Load Identification

Thien-Kim Trenbath (Inventor), William Livingood III (Inventor), Amy LeBar (Inventor), Bennett Doherty (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


The present disclosure relates to a plug load management system having automatic and dynamic load detection, meaning it has the ability to identify devices that are plugged into outlets of a building and determine the location of the plug load down to the specific outlet. When a device is moved, the plug load management system can determine this change and update accordingly.
Original languageAmerican English
Patent number11,450,992 B2
Filing date20/09/22
StatePublished - 2022

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PT-5500-84086


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