WEBINAR: Overview and Preliminary Results of ARRA-Funded SGIG Consumer Behavior Studies

April 1, 2014

This webinar was hosted by the State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network (SEE Action) Working Group on Evaluation, Measurement and Verification on April 23rd, 2014.

Since 2010, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) has acted as the project manager for the United States Department of Energy’s Smart Grid Investment Grant (SGIG) program’s consumer behavior study effort, where it seeks to achieve consistency of experimental design and adherence to data collection and reporting protocols across the eleven participating utility studies. As part of its role, LBNL formed technical advisory groups (TAG) to separately assist each of the utilities by providing technical assistance in all aspects of the design, implementation and evaluation of their studies. LBNL was also given a unique opportunity to perform a comprehensive, cross-study analysis that uses the customer-level interval meter and demographic data made available by these utilities due to SGIG-imposed reporting requirements, in order to analyze critical policy issues associated with AMI-enabled rates and control/information technology. Over the next several years, LBNL will publish the results of these analyses in a series of research reports that attempt to address critical policy issues relating to on a variety of topics including customer acceptance, retention and load response to time-based rates and various forms of enabling control and information technologies.

This webinar discusses: the background for the SGIG consumer behavior study effort; the various utilities who are participating and what they each plan to include their respective studies; the quantitative results and qualitative lessons learned thus far from these studies; and the types of research will be undertaken by LBNL over the next several years.

To view the recorded webinar, click here.

WEBINAR: Overview and Preliminary Results of ARRA-Funded SGIG Consumer Behavior Studies April-2014

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