The Ultimate Challenge
Getting Consumers Engaged in Energy Efficiency
Customer engagement is an increasingly important topic of converstation within the energy industry. The central challenge: Most Americans don’t spend a lot of time thinking about their home energy usage. A recent study from Accenture estimated that the average American interacts with their utility just 7 minutes a year.1
How do you help people save energy in just 7 minutes a year? One approach is to take the consumer out of the loop through increased automation. Under such a scheme, a smarter grid communicating directly with smarter home energy appliances achieves a fully automated home energy usage experience. ...