Product: Home Appliances > Refrigerators > French Door > RF4289HARS
On the back of your Wi-Fi Refrigerator(RSG309* or RF4289*) you will find a port that appears to be a connection for an Ethernet cable. This is not for access to the internet through a hardwire. The port is there for a Smart Grid Modem should you ever need it. If/When Smart Grid software is used on our current power grid your fridge will already be compatible.
The Smart Grid software interface allows you to control power consumption in all Smart Grid compatible appliances in the home.
The electric power grid we use today was designed over 50 years ago. In order to conserve energy, prevent blackouts, and decrease response time to blackouts “Smart Grid” technology has been created. The government is yet to agree on integrating this upgrade with our current power grid, but experts predict it will be incorporated within the next several years.
Important: Until the Government incorporates Smart Grid the SmartGrid feature on your refrigerator will not operate.
Benefits of SmartGrid:
For example, if a tree falls and damages power lines it will alert the power company instead of having to wait for someone to report it. Smart Grid has also been designed with the capability to re-route power when needed. So instead of an entire block losing power only a few houses will.