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

Watch our very own Paul Steffes at Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference

Our CEO, Paul Steffes spoke at Microsfts Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto, Canada, on Tuesday, July 12th, 2016 with Judson Althoff the Executive Vice President, Worldwide Commercial Business Microsoft Corporation. Paul spoke along side Richard Baxter, CEO of Mesh Systems and Olin Lagon, CEO of Shifted Energy. They partnered together to transform a water heater … Read More

Steffes to Speak at Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference

Steffes is excited to announce that Owner and CEO Paul Steffes has been invited to speak at the 2016 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto, Ontario. Paul Steffes will be speaking in the keynote address of Judson Althoff, President of Microsoft North America, on the societal value of the Steffes GETS systems. Paul will be … Read More

GIWH for Energy Storage

Below is an article that Kelly Murphy, Business Development Specialist for Steffes, wrote an article on how Grid-Interactive Water Heaters (GIWH) can be a critical asset for the evolving electric grid: The US electric grid system is composed of four primary components: (1) large centralized power plants; (2) a backbone, high-voltage transmission network; (3) a … Read More

Community Energy Storage- A Key For Renewables and Grid Management

COMMUNITY ENERGY STORAGE – A KEY FOR RENEWABLES AND GRID MANAGEMENT  DICKINSON, NORTH DAKOTA – FEBRUARY 18, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Steffes commends the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) for their joint effort in the recent launch of the Community Storage initiative.  “It’s exciting to see the … Read More

Steffes Exhibits at the California ISO Stakeholder Summit Sacramento, California – October 22-23

Steffes is excited to be an exhibitor (Booth #22) at the sold out California ISO Stakeholder Summit taking place October 22 – 23. This year’s theme, “Leading the Way to 50 Percent,”  reflects California’s initiative to get half of its energy from renewable sources by 2030. Fifteen years ago, California enacted the nation’s first law … Read More