Technology + dynamic pricing conserves water too (duh)

Lynne Kiesling I love this story; it’s like Knowledge Problem + Aguanomics = individual choice, efficiency, conservation, and elegance. Water conservation is a large and growing concern, in large part because our public policy does such an abominable job of creating a framework/market design to send good scarcity signals to diverse individual users, and to … More Technology + dynamic pricing conserves water too (duh)

Smart meter vs. standard meter (with photos!)

Michael Giberson Oncor has been testing smart meters in part by monitoring several several homes with side-by-side smart meter/standard meter pairs.  (See week four results from Killeen, Texas; week four results from Temple, Texas; week four results from the DFW area will be posted tomorrow, April 7, assuming Oncor sticks with their schedule.)  So far … More Smart meter vs. standard meter (with photos!)

High bills lead couple to file smart meter lawsuit against Oncor

Michael Giberson Elizabeth Souder, the Dallas Morning News, reports on a lawsuit filed against Dallas-based wires utility Oncor claiming fraud and negligence associated with the company’s installation of smart meters.  The lawsuit can be viewed at the newly established website http://www.oncorlawsuit.com.  The suit seeks class action status on behalf “all consumers in Oncor’s service area … More High bills lead couple to file smart meter lawsuit against Oncor

More on Smart Meter Texas

Michael Giberson From the Houston Chronicle, “Smart meter power usage data isn’t so current“: A Web site touted this week as providing near real-time power use information to electricity customers with new smart meters actually delays the information by up to two days, CenterPoint Energy has acknowledged. … The company said Monday the site would … More More on Smart Meter Texas

Responding to consumer concerns over smart meters

Michael Giberson Smart meters have run into a bit of consumer resistance.  Some of us – no doubt crazed by the energy-econ-techno-lust possibilities – imagined that smart meters would be greeted by consumers with smiles and good cheer, and just maybe a tear or two of gratitude trickling down the consumers’ cheeks as they thank … More Responding to consumer concerns over smart meters