What is it?
PowerUp is a smart energy management system developed by SPAN to keep incoming power below a home’s service rating. This enables homeowners to install electric appliances that their home may not normally support by managing power to SPAN circuits.
It may be especially helpful for homeowners who are:
- Adding cooling or backup electric heat
- Having home additions or renovations
- Adding an EV charger
- Have an electrical service constraint and upgrade barriers
- long utility delays
- buried electrical service
- gas meter within 3 feet of the main electrical panel
- Looking to avoid service upgrades
How does PowerUp work?
By default, PowerUp will manage EV chargers, tank resistive water heaters, and certain HVAC equipment.
Homeowners will use the Home App to add, remove, or reprioritize appliances.
Note: PowerUp circuits priorities are for SPAN’s continuous energy management, whether on or off grid. For information about preferred circuits powered by your battery when off-grid, see Backup Priorities.
Homeowners will receive a Home App push notification to alert them to a PowerUp event and see a banner in their Home App. Follow this banner to view details about the PowerUp event & manage circuit priorities.
How long might an appliance stay off at any one time?
The average home may experience two PowerUp events per year, lasting approximately 4 minutes each.
What happens to PowerUp if my panel loses Internet connection?
PowerUp will continue to manage circuits using the most current PowerUp settings even when home internet or cellular service is temporarily lost. PowerUp settings in the Home App can be changed when the Panel is reconnected to the internet.
How do I get PowerUp?
PowerUp functionality is available for all SPAN Panels and must be activated by your SPAN-authorized installer.
If you previously had a SPAN Panel installed, you will need your SPAN-authorized installer to come onsite to update your Panel and circuits accordingly.
Please note: PowerUp may not be available in your location due to local code requirements.
Information for SPAN installers is here: Tech Portal