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Consumers, unsurprisingly, want to save energy

IN BRIEF: In news probably to no one research has provided some evidence that most people do indeed want to know how to save energy: they want to know how to get more out of their smart meters and they would like to know how much consumption specific appliances are responsible for – such as dishwashers, airconditioners and pool pumps. They also get that this can have an impact on how we deal with climate change.

The research of around 1000 people through interviews and focus groups in Melbourne and Sydney, was conducted by Essential Research, commissioned by energy management company Landis+Gyr.

The research found 69 per cent wanted better understanding of how smart meters can help them, 88 per cent expect to receive alerts when energy usage suggests they have a faulty home appliance, and85 per cent want energy providers to recommend ways of reducing costs based on their personal energy use patterns.  

The full consumer research report is available here.

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