Exploring Demand Response Events Through a Smart Home Lens
- Jul 19, 2022 10:55 pm GMT
This item is part of the Energy Efficiency - July 2022 SPECIAL ISSUE, click here for more
As customers continue to adopt smart home technologies and platforms, utilities have a unique opportunity to leverage such technologies in developing new energy savings and demand reduction programs for the future. Through the EmPOWER Maryland Energy Efficiency Act, the joint Maryland utilities explored how smart home technology and existing efficiency programs could be leveraged to improve customer engagement, promote program growth, and increase options for demand management. During the 2018-2020 program cycle, Pepco Holdings, a unit of Exelon Corporation serving Washington, D.C., Montgomery County, and Prince George’s County in Maryland, embraced the opportunity to focus on demand response capacity attributed to the installation of a smart home kit for eligible Pepco customers in their Maryland service territory.
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