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Title: A worldwide review of standby power use in homes

Abstract

Standby power use is the electricity consumed by appliances when they are switched off or not performing their primary purpose. Results from 21 separate field studies of residential standby power use and eight bottom-up national estimates of standby power use in 17 countries were compiled. Average standby power use in the field measurements ranges from about 30 W in China to over 100 W in New Zealand and the United States. The weighted average of the measurements was about 50 W. The bottom-up estimates found that standby power was responsible for 3-12 percent of residential electricity use. There is insufficient information to determine if standby power use is increasing or declining.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Office of Building Technology, State and Community Programs (US)
OSTI Identifier:
795343
Report Number(s):
LBNL-49377
R&D Project: 475206; TRN: US200212%%68
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-76SF00098
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: International Symposium on Highly Efficient Use of Energy and Reduction of its Environmental Impact, Osaka (JP), 01/22/2002--01/23/2002; Other Information: PBD: 1 Dec 2001
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; ENERGY CONSUMPTION; APPLIANCES; SHUTDOWN; RESIDENTIAL SECTOR; ELECTRICITY; GLOBAL ASPECTS; DATA; STANDBY POWER LEAKING ELECTRICITY WHOLE-HOUSE MEASUREMENT BOTTOM-UP ESTIMATE NEW-PRODUCT MEASUREMENT APPLIANCES RESIDENTIAL ELECTRICITY USE

Citation Formats

Meier, Alan K. A worldwide review of standby power use in homes. United States: N. p., 2001. Web.
Meier, Alan K. A worldwide review of standby power use in homes. United States.
Meier, Alan K. Sat . "A worldwide review of standby power use in homes". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/795343.
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abstractNote = {Standby power use is the electricity consumed by appliances when they are switched off or not performing their primary purpose. Results from 21 separate field studies of residential standby power use and eight bottom-up national estimates of standby power use in 17 countries were compiled. Average standby power use in the field measurements ranges from about 30 W in China to over 100 W in New Zealand and the United States. The weighted average of the measurements was about 50 W. The bottom-up estimates found that standby power was responsible for 3-12 percent of residential electricity use. There is insufficient information to determine if standby power use is increasing or declining.},
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year = {2001},
month = {12}
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