Smart meters for promoting energy efficiency in rural India

  • Blog Post Date 31 January, 2017
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Meredith Fowlie

University of California - Berkley

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Catherine Wolfram

University of California, Berkeley

This project brings experimental and quasi-experimental research methods to bear on important issues confronting rural electrification initiatives. The overarching objective is to investigate how modular smart grid technology can be used to improve both supply- and demand-side efficiency in rural settings. Specifically, it investigates the extent to which provision of real-time information about energy consumption fosters household-level improvements in consumption efficiency, and how smart grid technology can be used to detect and mitigate technical and non-technical energy losses in rural settings.

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