Advanced Metering and Behavior

(Blog - 10/18/2016)
In the energy efficiency world, programs that reduce energy use by targeting human behavior are relatively few, but proliferating quickly. In 2013, some US states claimed as much as 28% of their energy efficiency savings from behavior change...
(Document - 10/18/2016)
Behavior change programs are becoming a common method for reducing energy consumption and increasing energy efficiency. But what types of programs are out there, why do they work (or fail to work), and how effective are they? This report updates the...
(Document - 9/15/2016)
These comments were submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency in response to the proposed Clean Energy Incentive Program for the Clean Power Plan, Docket No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2016-0033.
(Document - 4/20/2015)
This version is out of date! Click here for the updated SUPR 2. EPA’s Clean Power Plan allows states to pick from many pollution-reducing technologies and policies—including energy efficiency—when designing their compliance plans. What are the costs...
(Blog - 7/7/2014)
After work, to unwind, I like to turn on the TV. There is just something about watching people escape from zombies or write 1960s advertising slogans that takes my mind off my day’s work. After I’m all caught up on the soapy cable dramas, though, I...
(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...
(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....