Definition: Direct Load Control Device

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Direct Load Control Device

A remotely controllable switch that can turn power to a load or appliance on or off. Such a device could also be used to regulate the amount of power that a load can consume. Direct load control devices can be operated by a utility or third party energy provider to reduce a customer's energy demand at certain times.[1]




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References
  1. https://www.smartgrid.gov/category/technology/direct_load_control_device

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