Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/129405
Authors: 
Di Cosmo, Valeria
O'Hora, Denis
Devitt, Niamh
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
ESRI Working Paper 508
Abstract: 
This paper analyses the electricity usage of 5,000 Irish residential consumers in response to the introduction of TOU tariffs and three different forms of financial feedback: immediate feedback from in-home displays (IHD), monthly billing and bimonthly billing. Halfhourly data on consumption collected during the trial indicated that TOU tariffs reduced consumption at peak, with some reductions lasting beyond the end of the peak period and post-peak spikes in usage were not observed. IHD feedback resulted in the most reliable reductions and bimonthly billing the least. Households with greater education used the information associated to the TOU tariffs slightly better than the average.
Subjects: 
demand management
smart meter trials
information
TOU tariffs
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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