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Title: Perspective on T and D: the end of master metering

Abstract

State Public Utility Commissions (PUCs) have made little effort to comply with National Energy Act's requirement that states give serious consideration to a ban on master metering of multi-family buildings as a way to conserve energy. A poll of PUCs shows a preference for no policy on master metering in spite of their open advocacy of conservation measures. A majority also admitted that they didn't know the Federal policy and were conducting no experiments on metering alternatives even though only two years remain before the ban is scheduled to take effect. Proponents of the ban say that tenants have no feedback on either the costs of their energy consumption or the savings from their conservation efforts. Neither sub-metering nor individual metering are popular with landlords and tenants, but this doesn't rule out the possiility of finding a better alternative before the policy goes into effect.

Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6307120
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6307120
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Electr. Light Power (Boston); (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 57:2
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; APARTMENT BUILDINGS; POWER METERS; ENERGY CONSERVATION; ELECTRIC POWER; OCCUPANTS; STATE GOVERNMENT; BUILDINGS; ELECTRIC MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT; EQUIPMENT; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; POWER; RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS 291000* -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Conservation; 320603 -- Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization-- Municipalities & Community Systems-- Public Utilities-- (1980-); 200300 -- Electric Power Engineering-- Power Transmission & Distribution-- (-1989); 296002 -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Electric Power Transmission & Distribution-- (-1989)

Citation Formats

Not Available. Perspective on T and D: the end of master metering. United States: N. p., 1979. Web.
Not Available. Perspective on T and D: the end of master metering. United States.
Not Available. Thu . "Perspective on T and D: the end of master metering". United States.
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title = {Perspective on T and D: the end of master metering},
author = {Not Available},
abstractNote = {State Public Utility Commissions (PUCs) have made little effort to comply with National Energy Act's requirement that states give serious consideration to a ban on master metering of multi-family buildings as a way to conserve energy. A poll of PUCs shows a preference for no policy on master metering in spite of their open advocacy of conservation measures. A majority also admitted that they didn't know the Federal policy and were conducting no experiments on metering alternatives even though only two years remain before the ban is scheduled to take effect. Proponents of the ban say that tenants have no feedback on either the costs of their energy consumption or the savings from their conservation efforts. Neither sub-metering nor individual metering are popular with landlords and tenants, but this doesn't rule out the possiility of finding a better alternative before the policy goes into effect.},
doi = {},
journal = {Electr. Light Power (Boston); (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 57:2,
place = {United States},
year = {1979},
month = {2}
}