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Analysis of Customer Enrollment Patterns in Time-Based Rate Programs - Initial Results from the SGIG Consumer Behavior Studies

June 2013
Department of Energy
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analysis, ARRA, Consumer Behavior Studies, DOE, Enrollment, rate design, Smart Grid Investment Grant, time-based rates

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE), is implementing the Smart Grid Investment Grant (SGIG) program under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act). The SGIG program involves 99 projects that are deploying smart grid technologies, tools, and techniques for electric transmission, distribution, advanced metering, and customer systems A subset of the 99 SGIG projects is conducting consumer behavior studies. This report, based on an analysis by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), focuses on 9 of the 99 SGIG projects that are conducting a total of 11 consumer behavior studies of time-based rates and customer systems enabled by investments in advanced metering infrastructure.