Why do so few customers have time-of-user electricity prices?

May 21, 2012 at 6:33 pm

According to a new report from the Edison Institute for Energy Efficiency, nearly one third of U.S. homes and businesses has a smart meter — 36 million so far.

Yet according to my esteemed colleague, economist Dr. Ahmad Faruqui, only about 1% of U.S. customers are charged for electricity according to dynamic or time-of-use (TOU) prices.

Why so few — especially since price signals are a key way to empower consumers to fully realize smart grid benefits?

Full post: Time-of-use electricity prices: Why do so few customers have them?

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