There are many things you can do to lower your electric bill, but going the extra mile to make your home energy efficient can save you hundreds per month. Here, homeowner Gerald Singleton explains how he was able to reduce his monthly bills, and drastically cut the cost of installing solar paneling to do so.
The reluctance of utilities and makers of appliances and intelligent meters to develop demand response systems undermines a core motive in a massive smart meter rollout in Europe.
It is a great idea: when everyone rushes to turn on the kettle at half-time in a football final the utility can remotely turn off non-urgent services like air conditioning to avoid a demand surge and so save firing up another power plant.
They arrive promptly every month in your mailbox. However, many people will quickly tuck them away, conveniently forget where they are, or do whatever is possible to put off opening those inevitable utility bills. Well, fear no more. Homeowners in Connecticut are extremely lucky because of the many opportunities available for conserving energy and the environment. Even without a backyard compost pile or water-saving rain barrel, Connecticut residents can save big time by signing up for an energy efficient assessment.