Is Consumer Home Energy Management a Good Idea? The Pros, Cons and Potential for Conservation

September 2009
POWERGRID International;Sep2009, Vol. 14 Issue 9, p61
The article presents the pros, cons and potential for home energy conservation. The pros include enabling utility companies to offer time-based pricing that can increase the impact of scalable, demand-side management and zero-carbon sources. The drawbacks include the lack of incentives for utility companies since most of them still use a consumption-based revenue model. A consumer survey showed that consumers in the U.S. and Great Britain are more interested and more involved than before in energy conservation in order to reduce their energy cost.


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