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Advanced Metering Initiatives and Residential Feedback Programs: A Meta-Review for Household Electricity-Saving Opportunities

May 2010
American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
Consumer Behavior, Demand Response, Advanced Metering Infrastructure, Smart Meters, Smart Home, Smart Appliances, AMI, feedback-induced energy savings, energy resource invisibility, residential energy consumption, energy bill savings, energy distribution, transmission-related energy losses, power outages, meter readers, lower energy costs, reduced carbon dioxide emissions, motivation, wasteful energy practices, cost-effective

This study investigates the ways in which feedback and advanced metering initiatives (AMI) can reduce energy consumption in the residential sector. The report describes the problem of energy resource invisibility, residential energy consumption, the advanced metering infrastructure, residential sector feedback technologies, and potential nationwide feedback-induced energy savings. The document includes a meta-review of 57 primary research studies.