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 are not required to change their rate. However, 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 enroll in a TOU electric billing rate, should be advised they will not be eligible for those NEM rates at the conclusion of the study.