29 Apr '11, 2pm

Networked Grid 2011: Is HAN Hosed? The problem with home area networks and "behavior change" energy saving solutions-

That is the average duration between the time when a consumer gets a smart thermostat for controlling energy use in their home to the time when they begin almost completely to disregard it, according to Recurve co-founder Matt Golden. Recurve’s data point -- which the company obtained as part of an effort to better understand home energy habits -- was an early signal in 2010 that home area networking or HAN was going to be tougher than expected. Back in 2004 and 2005, many companies claimed consumers would cut their bills by 5 percent to 15 percent if presented with timely, accurate data from LCD screens or other devices and ways to control their appliances. The figure turned out to be ambitious. Last May, Accenture unfurled a study that said consumers spend only six minutes a year studying their utility bill. Meanwhile, vendors like Silver Spring Networks and Tendril bega...

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