Residential In-Home Displays (IHD)

Category: 
Residential
Project Number: 
PGE 0711
Start Year: 
2007
End Year: 
2008
Markets Segments: 
Residential
Project Type: 
Scoping Study
Type of Technology: 
Building Controls
Organization: 
Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E)
Project Status: 
Completed

Project Summary

In-home display (IHD) devices provide homeowners with “real-time” data on total home energy consumption, giving them greater control over energy use and taking the surprise, delay, and mystery out of monthly utility bills. This study determines if IHDs encourage homeowners to curb energy use. Experience in the UK and Canada is encouraging, showing that adopting IHDs may cut energy use up to 7 percent. Current-generation IHDs receive energy use data through current transformer clamps or optical reading devices. New versions are being developed that support advanced metering infrastructure integration, time-of use-rates, and the ability to receive critical peak pricing signals. For more information, please contact the sponsoring organization.

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