TITLE

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

AUTHOR(S)
ARNOLD, JON
PUB. DATE
September 2009
SOURCE
POWERGRID International;Sep2009, Vol. 14 Issue 9, p61
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
46799475

 

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