Households Respond to the Grid

Moresco, Justin
January 2008
Red Herring;1/9/2008, p1
Trade Publication
The article discusses the results of a study conducted by the U.S. Department of Energy regarding the attitude of households to electricity conservation in the U.S. The study found that households will reduce their electricity usage when given accurate, real-time information about their energy consumption and costs. During the course of the study, participants saved about 10 percent of their electricity bills and reduced peak energy consumption by as much as 50 percent by using smart grid technologies. However, the study also showed that the major hurdle for the installation of such technologies is their cost.


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