Steffes Hosted Hands On Training For GRE Cooperatives

Steffes Electric Thermal Storage (ETS) hosted an advanced technical training in Baxter, Minnesota on August 29th and 30th . The training was conducted by Steffes ETS experts Julie Thorpe, Technical Support Manager; Tom Steffes, Product Development Manager; and John Diem, Regional Sales Manager. Steffes invited partners from electric cooperatives in the central Minnesota area that … Read More

Steffes Receives ISO 9001:2015 QMS Update

All Steffes manufacturing facilities now have ISO 9001: 2015 certification. Previously all Steffes facilities had ISO 9001: 2008 certification. This is  an update and recertification to the newest version of the quality management system standard certified by ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB). We strive to stay up to date on our certifications to ensure that … Read More

Paul Steffes To Speak at Clean Innovation: Why It Makes Business Sense

Paul Steffes, CEO and President of Steffes, will be a panelist in the discussion at Clean Innovation: Why It Makes Business Sense about developments in environmentally friendly energy solutions.  The discussion is being hosted by Microsoft and the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions at the Microsoft Innovation and Policy Center in Washington, D.C. on … Read More

Our GETS water heater, the Hydro Plus™, is changing the planet in Hawaii

Steffes and its partners have worked together to create cloud-based network of Grid-Interactive Electric Thermal Storage (GETS) water heaters on the western shore of Oahu, Hawaii. This network of 499 water heaters, fueled by solar and wind power, acts as a community battery. Each water heater is capable of storing 13 kilowatt-hours. “Hawaii is presenting … Read More

Steffes to Attend ESA 27th Annual Conference and Expo

Steffes is excited to attend the Energy Storage Association (ESA) 27th Annual Conference and Expo April 18-20 in Denver, Colorado. Kelly Murphy, business development specialist at Steffes, will participate in the poster presentation event April 19 beginning at 12:15 p.m. His presentation will cover the role of water heaters as energy storage. The ESA helps … Read More

Steffes to attend TechAdvantage 2017 Conference & Expo

Members from Steffes are scheduled to attend and host a booth at the TechAdvantage 2017 Conference & Expo Feb. 26 – Mar. 1 in San Diego, California. Paul Steffes, Al Takle and John Diem will showcase the latest Steffes Electric Thermal Storage (ETS) space heating units and the Grid–Interactive Electric Thermal Storage (GETS) Hydro Plus … Read More

What is GETS?

Grid–Interactive Electric Thermal Storage or “GETS” is a leading technology created, patented, and branded by Steffes for people who want more renewable electricity and lower bills. Steffes GETS is the most sophisticated, high-tech version of Grid-Interactive Water Heating, known in the electric utility industry by the acronym of “GIWH.” Our GETS system creates a highly flexible load with real-time control, optimizing … Read More

GETS Grid Services

Over the past several years, our Hawaiian pilot programs convincingly proved that our GETS System also delivers real-time high order and highly valuable grid-services. Currently in Hawaii those grid-services are supplied by generation derived from burning very expensive imported petroleum and diesel products which in turn greatly increases residential customer bills. Again because of those … Read More

GETS Real-Time Control

Steffes GETS is an advance version of demand response (DR) that adds bi-directional control, monitoring, measurement, and verification to standard electric resistance water heaters (WHs). Steffes GETS Dynamic Dispatch™ – Energy Management System The GETS system of Dynamic Dispatch™ consists of an Energy Management System (EMS) interface, an aggregation server, and a host (or fleet) of … Read More

Why GETS?

During Steffes’ two dozen pilots and trials over the past five years, Steffes confirmed that residential electric space and electric water heating in many regions in North America are major segments of residential load demand – usually amounting to 50% for space heating and 30% for water heating as percentages of the entire total residential … Read More