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Thursday, 14 January 2016

Bring your own thermostat!




As usual, American electricity utilities are well ahead of UK in thinking about and testing peak reduction ideas. It's easier for them because there are a large number of independent grids with scope for smaller scale innovation.
Nonetheless, they still have difficulty in seeing how a project in one area can be repeated elsewhere, see
http://www.utilitydive.com/news/bring-your-own-thermostat-demand-management-programs-could-be-a-3b-marke/412003/

I remain convinced that this is a behavioural not a primarily technical issue, and the sooner we have an awareness campaign that goes beyond blogs like this the better! Tell your friends!