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How to engage consumers? Proven strategies

When trying to engage consumers with energy information, details matter. That’s the main point of a new report from the Finnish research institute VaasaETT. VaasaETT conducted a qualitative investigation of nine exemplary utility programs from Australia, the U.S. 23 more words


Green Button now available to 36 million homes and businesses

This week the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy hosted an Energy Datapalooza to spotlight the many ways energy consumption data can help people use power more wisely.  56 more words


How smart meters simplify the language of energy

British Gas has a “plain English” campaign to help business customers understand their energy contracts and bills. The website, Making Business Energy Simple, covers the basics of energy and energy costs as well as savings tips. 39 more words

Smart Meters

June: Texas will go live with Green Button

This week Texas formally notified electricity retailers and other market participants that it will soon go live with theGreen Button industry standard.

On June 16, Green Button will be available on the  63 more words


Making the most of the smart grid: the consumer empowerment "triad"

In my view, the whole point of the smart grid is the benefits it can deliver to consumers, utilities, and society.

The smart grid will not only reduce energy waste and help utilities operate more efficiently — it also will improve reliability, deliver even more energy savings, minimize the need for extra power plants to meet peak demand, accommodate more wind and solar generation, and make it more economical to drive electric vehicles. 24 more words

Smart Grid

PG&E data shows consumer DO want to view their energy usage data online

This week PG&E filed with the California Public Utilities Commission its annual report on how its customers are using its website. Bottom line: They appear to be very interested in accessing their energy usage data online. 23 more words


Engaging consumers with energy info: better language, design, and layout needed

Energy usage and tariff information generally isn’t easy to understand. To get input on how to solve this problem, U.K. energy regulator Ofgem has been conducting workshops with consumers across Great Britain. 35 more words

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