No, Orison is not a conventional grid tied device. Orison has specifically been designed not to export power back onto the grid. In this respect, it is similar to any other plug-and-play appliance. Before a grid tied power device that exports energy to the grid, such as conventional solar inverters, are installed one is (in most markets) required to notify the power company and receive an interconnect agreement. Orison, however does not fall into this category as we do not export energy hence, we are treated as an appliance. This does not prevent Orison from performing all the beneficial operations in terms of demand shifting and backup.