The Smart Home Study is designed and implemented by the Smart Home Consortium, companies currently focused on improving energy usage throughout California. These companies include: Alternative Energy Systems Consulting (AESC), Oxygen Initiative, Center for Sustainable Energy® (CSE), and Itron, Inc.
The purpose of the study is to research how potential participants like you integrate new home-based technology into your lifestyle to reduce your energy costs. The focus of the study will be your response to variable price signals under a Time of Use (TOU) rate structure.
Those who qualify will be asked to enroll in a Smart Home Study TOU electric billing rate. Note: Participants who do not change their rate will not receive bill protection during the study.
At the conclusion of the study, participants will select from then available SDG&E rates. Note: NEM rate holders, currently grandfathered in a tiered or older rate, who choose to participate, should be advised they will not be eligible for those NEM rates at the conclusion of the study.