Smart Grid

(Blog Post - 4/16/2018)
Extreme weather events and natural disasters such as bomb cyclones, forest fires, the polar vortex, and hurricanes are wreaking havoc on buildings, the electric grid, and other critical US infrastructure. Some communities are still struggling to...
(Document - 12/20/2017)
Commercial buildings have their own unique energy systems, ownership structures, and decision-making processes. They also have striking opportunities to save energy by installing smart technologies. Beginning where our previous Smart Buildings study...
(Document - 4/25/2017)
The adoption of intelligent efficiency applications is increasing across multiple sectors of the economy. This report analyzes over two dozen of these applications in the buildings, manufacturing, transportation, and government sectors. We describe...
(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 Post - 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...