Time of Use (TOU) Energy DisplayProject Number ET19SDG8011 and DR19SDG0003 Organization SDG&E End-use Other Sector Residential Project Year(s) 2019 - 2021
This project studied the demand response (DR) and energy efficiency (EE) effects of the Time of Use (TOU) Energy Display in-home-device (IHD). The TOU Energy Display device is a Wi-Fi-enabled, internet of things (IoT) device designed to receive and display residential time-of-use (TOU) rates based on time of day. Informing customers of real-time intraday changes in electricity rates can allow them to reduce their overall electricity consumption. Improved communication of TOU rates can help SDG&E move more customers to TOU rate structures, in turn helping both utilities and customers save money. This evaluation is carried out with the overarching goal of assessing the viability of creating a cost-effective Integrated Demand Side Management program using the TOU Energy Display device.