Armada Power turns traditional electric water heaters into smart, sustainable, energy storage rockstars.
Did you know that an electric water heater is the second largest consumer of energy in a residence? Despite this fact, electric water heaters are perhaps the most passive asset in your home. Until now.
Armada’s patented technology, called FleetCommander, makes electric water heaters smart. We then use that intelligence to link thousands of electric water heaters together, creating an energy storage asset that lowers carbon emissions and adds stability to the electric grid while always maintaining access to hot water.
By linking together smart water heaters we are able to provide grid operators a real-time, two-way grid stability asset that they value. In fact, they have created markets to incentivize this behavior. Armada empowers water heater owners to earn extra income in these grid stability markets. Additionally, Armada provides an application that allows for scheduling of water heating cycles and a vacation setback mode, creating opportunity for energy efficiency savings.
And electric water heaters are just the beginning.
Armada’s FleetCommander technology is being extended to other appliances, devices and markets as we speak. Smart thermostats, EV charging stations, in-home battery solutions and other smart appliances are all things that FleetCommander could add to the grid stability mix.
Call us today to connect your fleet to the grid and start reaping the benefits of smart appliances that pay you back.
We deliver real benefits to multi-family community owners.
Protect the environment
Armada Power uses the power going to an electric water heater twice. Once to heat the water in the tank and then a second time to provide stability to the grid. Through this double use action, Armada Power replaces the need to burn fossil fuel for grid stability. The Battelle Memorial Institute, a leading energy R&D development organization estimated that every water heater enabled with Armada’s technology offsets ≈ 0.7 tons of CO2 per water heater annually. If you own a fleet of water heaters, Armada Power can effectively help you meet your sustainability goals.
Create a revenue stream
Turn your existing assets into a revenue stream. Partners share in the revenue that Armada receives from utilities for providing frequency regulation services. Once enrolled, partners receive monthly payments from Armada for participating in the program. This unlocks hidden value from electric water heaters with no ongoing costs.
RECEIVE real-time insights
Inefficient tanks lead to unwanted energy consumption. Two-way communication with the water heater allows insights into the health and operation of your water heater. Get real-time alerts on required maintenance to ensure that your water heater is performing efficiently. Our application will tell you when your heating elements are going bad or your thermostats are set incorrectly. Concerned about leaks – Armada Power detects leaks in real-time and notifies you before you incur significant losses from a flooded basement.
Maintain Customer Comfort and Energy Use
Armada Power's intelligent software monitors water temperature continuously during operation and balances the need for hot water with the sustainability needs of the grid. Armada’s unique algorithms ensure that water is always delivered at the proper temperature while still running grid activities in the background. Furthermore, multiple third party tests have shown that continuous use of the water heater for frequency regulation does not result in greater use of energy or impact the life of the water heater.
Manage your energy and water use
Inefficient tanks lead to unwanted energy consumption. Make sure your tank is set properly and working correctly with Fleetcommander. Because Armada is constantly monitoring the water heater, Armada has visibility into the energy used by the water heater as well as water use patterns. Get insights on your energy and hot water use to determine how you can manage your resources more efficiently.
get started easily
Armada’s hardware works on your existing electric water heaters and communicates through an existing internet connection.