The interest and market for home energy management tools is growing and there are now many technologies consumers can utilize (e.g., smart thermostats, smart appliances, smartphone apps) to receive and interact with their home energy use data. This article will focus on the benefits of providing energy use data tools and provide examples of tools that electric cooperatives have deployed in conjunction with their billing and meter data.
Value to Electric Cooperatives
Cooperatives can provide these energy use data tools to their member-consumers to help illustrate electricity consumption patterns, issue high usage and peak alerts, offer energy saving recommendations, and promote co-op programs. Providing this kind of information can help satisfy member-consumer demand, encourage participation in efficiency programs, and help the co-op to continue to be the trusted energy advisor for its member-consumers.
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