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Demand Response Potential of Residential Appliances – Dishwasher A

This research looked to test and evaluate the capabilities of a demand response (DR) enabled Energy Star-compliant dishwasher. The dishwasher was found to reduce wattage by over 50% during the heated dry cycle. The dishwasher responds to a high price signal by delaying the start of a new wash mode during the DR event; the dishwasher does not change a wash mode already in progress. Thus during a high event the dishwasher has potential to avoid peak demand of roughly 1kW.