Enabling technologies that automatically optimize end uses against TOU schedules such as batteries, smart thermostats, smart water heaters, etc., would help deliver peak reduction. But there's one more and it just happens to be our favorite: behavior change.
Whether you’re putting together a marketing push or a demand response program that relies on residential participation, you need good info on just how your consumers will react. Here are our top three lessons on behavior from “The Princess Bride” (TPB) that you can apply to your program planning and marketing strategy today.
Let's talk about the EV boom. In aggregate, newborn babies and electric vehicles look very similar from a utility viewpoint--each creates a sudden spike. Here's how to balance that boom (where EVs are concerned).
Despite billions of dollars invested in advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), new ACEEE research finds that most utilities have vastly underused this technology to help customers save energy. The report, which surveys 52 of the largest US electric utilities, shows how utilities can tap such data to deliver energy savings. Guest blog from Dan York, Utilities, State, and Local Policy Program Fellow, ACEEE.