This report provides initial results from the SGIG projects that are implementing advanced metering, customer systems, and time‐based rates to achieve one or more of the following demand‐side objectives: (1) reducing electricity consumption during peak periods and (2) reducing overall electricity consumption, or achieving energy conservation. Appendix A provides a list of the 62 projects, the types of devices, systems, and programs that are being implemented, and their deployment progress as of June 30, 2012.
This report focuses on the three projects that produced quantitative evaluation reports of their demand ‐ side efforts from the summer of 2011:
- Oklahoma Gas and Electric (OG&E)
- Marblehead Municipal Lighting Department (MMLD)
- Sioux Valley Energy (SVE)
Collectively, these projects offered time‐based rates to about 7,000 customers, and each had the primary objective of reducing electricity consumption during peak periods. Two of the projects – OG&E and MMLD – are involved in the SGIG consumer behavior studies, which are a subset of nine SGIG projects that are working with DOE‐OE and applying experimental design methods to help obtain results that are statistically valid to support investment decision making. Appendix B contains further information on the methods used in the SGIG consumer behavior studies.