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Smart Pricing Options Final Evaluation

Aug. 31, 2014

Sacramento Municipal Utility District

Jennifer M. Potter, SMUD, Stephen S. George, Ph.D., Nexant, Lupe R. Jimenez, SMUD


The Sacramento Municipal Utility District designed a consumer behavior study (CBS) to test the impacts of dynamic pricing and enabling smart grid technology on peak load shaving, energy conservation, and customer satisfaction. This final report describes the program background, overview, design, implementation, and analysis methodology, and provides preliminary results based on the data collected during the entire two year study period.

The Department of Energy's Office of Electricity (OE) recognizes that our nation's sustained economic prosperity, quality of life, and global competitiveness depends on an abundance of secure, reliable, and affordable energy resources. OE leads the Department of Energy's efforts to ensure a resilient, and flexible electricity system in the United States. Learn more about OE >>

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