Smart meters and other emerging electricity measurement technologies offer great potential for reducing energy demand when augmented with novel tools for consumers, researchers, and utility program designers. This workshop brings together professionals from academia, industry, utilities, and government to envision these tools and to identify next steps for developing them.
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Industry leaders and university researchers survey interface hardware and software, as well as how design decisions influence behavior. How might hardware and software interface features best be applied to energy use information?
Various instantiations of Home Area Networks (HAN) are reviewed, from advanced active end-user control to fully automated home appliances. How much automation is good, and where should it take place? How can widespread diffusion of control technologies be achieved?
Conserving Energy and Preserving our Environment... One Household at a Time Joan M. Collins, Widefield Technology, Inc.
The session provides a brief overview of current smart meter measurement capabilities. What information do these provide to the end user, how do they provide this information, and what are the opportunities for leveraging these technologies in the future with inexpensive cutting-edge end-use measurement technologies?
A structured collaborative strategy session, based on insights generated about information needs, design and behavior modification techniques, and technological possibilities, to generate innovative directions for large-scale reductions in energy consumption.
COLLABORATIVE WORKING SESSION: REPORT BACK
Brief presentations by each group on strategies, opportunities, and road maps.