Electricity savings in households with everyday IT: Report from a field experiment

Kaj Kibsgaard, Anders Larsen, Søren leth, Kristian Stiesmark, Mikael Togeby

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    Abstract

    This paper analyzes the effect of supplying online feedback by SMS-text messages and email about electricity consumption on the level of total household electricity consumption. An experiment was conducted where 1,452 households were randomly allocated to three experimental groups and two control groups. Feedback was supplied throughout 2007 to members of the experiment groups who accepted the invitation, and data on consumption of electricity for 2006 and 2007 collected for all participants and control group members. 30% of the households invited to receive feedback accepted the invitation. The estimated effects of the feedback on consumption of electricity are estimated to be in the range of 2-3%. The feedback technology is cheap to implement and therefore likely to be cost-effective

    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    Publikationsdato2008
    Antal sider18
    StatusUdgivet - 2008
    Begivenhed28th USAEE/IAEE North american conference - New Orleans, USA
    Varighed: 3 dec. 20085 dec. 2008

    Konference

    Konference28th USAEE/IAEE North american conference
    LandUSA
    ByNew Orleans
    Periode03/12/200805/12/2008

    Emneord

    • energibesparelser
    • feedback
    • feltforsøg

    Citer dette

    Kibsgaard, K., Larsen, A., leth, S., Stiesmark, K., & Togeby, M. (2008). Electricity savings in households with everyday IT: Report from a field experiment. Afhandling præsenteret på 28th USAEE/IAEE North american conference, New Orleans, USA. http://www.usaee.org/usaee2008/submissions/OnlineProceedings/Anders%20Larsen%20Paper.pdf