Smart Grid

(Document - 7/2/2014)
Congress Should: Include distributed resources, such as CHP and locally generated solar and wind energy, as part of any plans for a national smart grid. Support regulatory models that allow both customers and utilities to benefit from the smart grid...
(Document - 10/9/2013)
This report summarizes the content and themes of the ACEEE Seventh National Conference on Energy Efficiency as a Resource, held in Nashville, Tennessee from September 22 to 24, 2013, per the agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy.  The...
(Document - 2/23/2012)
This report summarizes the results of recent, large-scale real-time feedback pilots and experiments in the U.S., U.K., and Ireland.  It builds upon a previous meta-review by ACEEE of small residential feedback pilot studies, and was undertaken to...
(Press Release - 2/23/2012)
Real-time feedback provides more control over energy use for many customers Washington, D.C.—Recent smart grid policy initiatives in the United States and the E.U. have led to large-scale research projects investigating the use of real-time...
(Document - 11/9/2011)
The utility bill is the most common way for utilities to provide information about energy use to their customers, but it is often overlooked both as a way to give customers better control over their energy use and to support utilities’ goals for...
(Blog - 11/9/2011)
Even as smart meters and smart phone apps proliferate, most households still get information about their energy use from a paper bill. Isn’t paper so…2000 years ago? Well, in some ways, yes. If you will allow a bit of hyperbole, the history of...
(Press Release - 1/18/2011)
Washington, D.C. —  The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) and efficiency organizations including the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) have submitted a petition to the ENERGY STAR program to recognize the...
(Blog - 12/15/2010)
On Friday, December 10, 2010, Arkansas became the first state in the Southeast to adopt a comprehensive set of policies on utility energy efficiency programs, including an Energy Efficiency Resource Standard (EERS). Arkansas is the twenty-sixth...
(Document - 9/14/2010)
Energy efficiency has met 75 percent of the new demands for energy-related goods and services since 1970 while new energy supplies have met only 25 percent of those demands. But energy efficiency remains a highly invisible success story....
(Press Release - 8/3/2010)
Washington, D.C. — Home appliance manufacturers and energy efficiency advocates have agreed to improved efficiency standards and tax policies for refrigerators, freezers, clothes washers, clothes dryers, dishwashers and room air conditioners. This...