CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric LLC, an electric transmission and distribution subsidiary of CenterPoint Energy, recently released the survey results of a 500-participant smart meter pilot program that took place in the Houston area starting last fall.
According to the survey, 71 percent of those surveyed reported changing their energy usage behavior as a result of the real-time energy use data that the smart meter In-Home Display provided them.
Other results of the survey include:
Glad to see consumers are taking to the Smart Grid technology. I think we ought to have similar real-time data devices to track water usage, too. It’s the access to real-time usage information that seems to spur the behavioral change.
For an overview of the integrated system that CenterPoint used in the pilot program check out CenterPoint Energy’s EnergyInSight page.
Credit: Department of Energy