08 July 2010

Smart meters are not enough

American research suggests that fitting homes with smart metering devices isn't enough to help people reduce energy consumption effectively. Understanding patterns of energy use is also required. The American Council for Energy-Efficient Economy said: "To realize potential feedback-induced savings, advanced meters must be used in conjunction with in-home (or online) displays and well-designed programs that successfully inform, engage, empower, and motivate people."

Reported by CNET, which has a nice (though not comprehensive) slide show of current home metering devices.

[via Putting People First]

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