Consumers Still in the Dark on Energy Efficiency
A survey from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) found that consumers are interested in saving money through energy efficiency, but many still don't understand their options for energy management systems.
The study found that only 10.2 million of 119 million U.S. households are estimated to be taking advantage of electricity management programs.
"Our research shows consumers are interested in how electricity management programs could reduce their monthly electric bills," said Steve Koenig, director of industry analysis for CEA in the statement. "However, our survey found there is little difference in the bills of those enrolled in electricity management programs and those who are not; which indicates further development by industry, utilities and government is needed to realize the vision of a smart grid that could bring about more meaningful cost savings to consumers."