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Quantifying the Impacts of Time-Based Rates, Enabling Technology, and Other Treatments in Consumer Behavior Studies: Protocols and Guidelines – July 2013

Quantifying the Impacts of Time-based Rates, Enabling Technology, and Other Treatments in Consumer Behavior Studies: Protocols and Guidelines - July 2013

Publication Date: July 2013
Publishing Organization: U.S. Department of Energy
Format: PDF
Keywords:

CBS,Consumer Behavior Studies,SGIG,Smart Grid Investment Grant,time-based rates

Summary:

This report offers guidelines and protocols for measuring the effects of time-based rates, enabling technology, and various other treatments on customers’ levels and patterns of electricity usage. Although the focus is on evaluating consumer behavior studies (CBS) that involve field trials and pilots, the methods can be extended to assessing the large-scale programs that may follow.