The emergence of new technologies that make accessing and measuring the energy use of our homes and buildings easier has the potential to be a game-changer for residential energy efficiency. 

It is difficult to understand and manage energy use when a household’s total energy consumption is presented as a single number in a monthly bill.

However, smart grid technologies including mobile and in-home communication devices may provide customers with nearly immediate feedback on energy use, helping make energy consumption visible and manageable, and providing additional opportunities for utility programs to incentivize customer energy use.

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