Our unique hardware and cloud-based software solution seamlessly
communicates with your electric loads in real time.
How It Works
Armada will connect your equipment to Fleetcommander™ via the internet.
U.S. Power Grid signal
As power producers hop on and off of the grid, spikes are created. The grid operators (PJM) have created markets to incent offsetting these spikes and provide grid stabilization. The spikes are very fast. Every 2 seconds, Fleetcommander™ receives a signal from the grid operator indicating a changing need for stabilization.
Within milliseconds of the receipt of the grid signal, Fleetcommander™ surveys a portfolio of equipment, determines which have the capacity to provide stability, while maintaining all operational settings and balances the fleet according to market needs.
Grid operators pay Armada Power based on the amount of balancing delivered with a premium for speed and accuracy. Equipment owners share in this revenue stream with Armada Power.
Grid Stability without Interruption
The beauty of Armada Power resides in its ability to intelligently manage the need for grid stability with the end users needs. Fleetcommander monitors equipment settings in real time ensuring that the process is taken into consideration when grid balancing is required. Fleetcommander is constantly prioritizing the fleet based on grid needs AND equipment & process requirements.
At the heart of Armada Power are 9 patents developed by Battelle Memorial Institute that protect and guarantee the uniqueness of Armada’s approach. These patents range from the ability to aggregate micro electric loads into a large macro fleet and the ability to auto detect maintenance issues within the tank itself. No other water heater management solution on the market has this kind of patent depth or can demonstrate the kind of innovative solutions that Armada can bring to market.