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California anticipates changes in energy policy under its new governor.
Fortnightly Magazine - March 2004

on a smart thermostat pilot program and may not be representative of the population as a whole. -Chris King, eMeter Corp.

Statewide Pricing Pilot Results-Residential
Performance Measure Average from
the Literature
SPP Result
Price elasticity of peak period energy usage (own-price effect) -0.30 CPP-F: -0.27
CPP-V: -0.53
TOU: -0.24
Peak demand reduction - TOU 20% 24%
Peak demand reduction - CPP
without automated response
24% 20%
Peak demand reduction - CPP
with automated response
44% 49%
Total usage reduction on weekdays
(conservation effect)
4% CPP-F: 6%
CPP-V: 28%
TOU: 9%


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