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U.S. Department of Energys Approach for Conducting Consumer Behavior Studies within the Smart Grid Investment Grant Program

September 2011
U.S. Department of Energy
Advanced Metering Infrastructure, SGIG, Consumer Behavior Study, AMI, Smart Grid Investment Grant, DOE, variable electricity prices, time-based rate programs

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOEs) Smart Grid Investment Grant (SGIG) program is working with a subset of SGIG award recipients to examine the response of consumers to variable electricity prices (referred to as time-based rate programs) in conjunction with the deployment of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) and associated technologies.