Studies show that smart meters offer energy savings potential of 5 to 15% of household energy consumption. However, a comprehensive estimate of efficiency has yet to include the parasitic energy use of smart metering infrastructure. There are trade-offs between the energy consumption resulting from the deployment of new smart metering infrastructure, and the potential gains at the consumer side, by enabling monitoring and feedback on their energy consumption.
This Task will explore these issues and consider the magnitude of the impact of smart metering and energy monitoring systems, and deliver a series of recommendations to be considered by policy makers.
Publications from this task, so far, include a Technical Report. The report annexes are listed below: