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Title: One watt initiative: A global effort to reduce leaking electricity

Abstract

Many domestic appliances and commercial equipment consume some electric power when they are switched off or not performing their primary purpose. The typical loss per appliance is low (from 1 to 25 W) but, when multiplied by the billions of appliances in houses and in commercial buildings, standby losses represent a significant fraction of total electricity use. Several initiatives to reduce standby losses have appeared in different parts of the world. One proposal, the 1-watt plan, seeks to harmonize these initiatives by establishing a single target for all appliances. This paper explains the background to the 1-watt plan, identifies some unresolved aspects, and gives some estimates of energy savings.

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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:
795944
Report Number(s):
LBNL-43954
R&D Project: 671801; TRN: US200212%%310
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-76SF00098
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 1999 Summer Study of the European Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, Maudelieu (FR), 05/31/1999--06/04/1999; Other Information: PBD: 30 May 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; APPLIANCES; COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS; ELECTRIC POWER; ELECTRICITY; TARGETS; LEAKING ELECTRICITY STANBY LOSSES

Citation Formats

Meier, Alan K, and LeBot, Benoit. One watt initiative: A global effort to reduce leaking electricity. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Meier, Alan K, & LeBot, Benoit. One watt initiative: A global effort to reduce leaking electricity. United States.
Meier, Alan K, and LeBot, Benoit. Sun . "One watt initiative: A global effort to reduce leaking electricity". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/795944.
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abstractNote = {Many domestic appliances and commercial equipment consume some electric power when they are switched off or not performing their primary purpose. The typical loss per appliance is low (from 1 to 25 W) but, when multiplied by the billions of appliances in houses and in commercial buildings, standby losses represent a significant fraction of total electricity use. Several initiatives to reduce standby losses have appeared in different parts of the world. One proposal, the 1-watt plan, seeks to harmonize these initiatives by establishing a single target for all appliances. This paper explains the background to the 1-watt plan, identifies some unresolved aspects, and gives some estimates of energy savings.},
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