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Publikācija: Analysis of Factors Influencing Energy Efficiency in a Smart Metering Pilot

Publication Type Scientific article indexed in SCOPUS or WOS database
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Publication language English (en)
Title in original language Analysis of Factors Influencing Energy Efficiency in a Smart Metering Pilot
Field of research 2. Engineering and technology
Sub-field of research 2.7 Environmental engineering and energetics
Authors Uldis Bariss
Tatjana Kuzņecova
Ilze Laicāne
Dagnija Blumberga
Keywords electricity consumption, smart meters, households, feedback pilot
Abstract This paper analyzes the results of providing smart meters and appropriate feedback on electricity consumption in a pilot study involving around 1000 households in Latvia. The findings from our study have shown that smart meter roll-out and provision of appropriate feedback information can provide significant energy savings for household customers. In comparison with control group the average consumption of the target group fell by 19% year on year. Additionally, there was identified in the consumption group 0-399 kWh per month that feedback enabled by smart meters motivated to consume electricity less those customers who recognize options how to change their energy consumption behavior. It was also identified that customer willingness to receive additional information does not necessarily correspond with later actions to reduce consumption. This could be related to actual or desired behavior that together with feedback induced motivation results into energy saving actions.
DOI: 10.6001/energetika.v60i2.2936
Reference Bariss, U., Kuzņecova, T., Laicāne, I., Blumberga, D. Analysis of Factors Influencing Energy Efficiency in a Smart Metering Pilot. Energetika, 2014, Vol.60, No.2, pp.125-135. ISSN 0235-7208. Available from: doi:10.6001/energetika.v60i2.2936
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