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Title: Unlocking the potential for efficiency and demand response throughadvanced metering

Abstract

Reliance on the standard cumulative kilowatt-hour meter substantially compromises energy efficiency and demand response programs. Without advanced metering, utilities cannot support time-differentiated rates or collect the detailed customer usage information necessary to (1)educate the customer to the economic value of efficiency and demand response options, or (2) distribute load management incentives proportional to customer contribution. These deficiencies prevent the customer feedback mechanisms that would otherwise encourage economically sound demand-side investments and behaviors. Thus, the inability to collect or properly price electricity usage handicaps the success of almost all efficiency and demand response options. Historically, implementation of the advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) necessary for the successful efficiency and demand response programs has been prevented by inadequate cost-benefit analyses. A recent California effort has produced an expanded cost-effectiveness methodology for AMI that introduces previously excluded benefits. In addition to utility-centric costs and benefits, the new model includes qualitative and quantitative costs and benefits that accrue to both customers and society.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley NationalLaboratory, Berkeley, CA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE; California Energy Commission
OSTI Identifier:
890624
Report Number(s):
LBNL-55673
R&D Project: 470050; BnR: YN0100000; TRN: US200620%%762
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 2004 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency inBuildings, Pacific Grove, CA, August 23-27, 2004
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; ECONOMICS; EFFICIENCY; ELECTRICITY; ENERGY EFFICIENCY; FEEDBACK; IMPLEMENTATION; LOAD MANAGEMENT; METERING; METERS; PRICES; BUILDINGS; energy efficiency demand response advanced metering

Citation Formats

Levy, Roger, Herter, Karen, and Wilson, John. Unlocking the potential for efficiency and demand response throughadvanced metering. United States: N. p., 2004. Web.
Levy, Roger, Herter, Karen, & Wilson, John. Unlocking the potential for efficiency and demand response throughadvanced metering. United States.
Levy, Roger, Herter, Karen, and Wilson, John. Wed . "Unlocking the potential for efficiency and demand response throughadvanced metering". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/890624.
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abstractNote = {Reliance on the standard cumulative kilowatt-hour meter substantially compromises energy efficiency and demand response programs. Without advanced metering, utilities cannot support time-differentiated rates or collect the detailed customer usage information necessary to (1)educate the customer to the economic value of efficiency and demand response options, or (2) distribute load management incentives proportional to customer contribution. These deficiencies prevent the customer feedback mechanisms that would otherwise encourage economically sound demand-side investments and behaviors. Thus, the inability to collect or properly price electricity usage handicaps the success of almost all efficiency and demand response options. Historically, implementation of the advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) necessary for the successful efficiency and demand response programs has been prevented by inadequate cost-benefit analyses. A recent California effort has produced an expanded cost-effectiveness methodology for AMI that introduces previously excluded benefits. In addition to utility-centric costs and benefits, the new model includes qualitative and quantitative costs and benefits that accrue to both customers and society.},
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