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Videos from UCSB Summit on Energy Efficiency, May 1-2, 2013  

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Call center
A recent thesis by an undergraduate at Purdue University found that many utility call centers can’t answer basic questions on the smart grid.
Date: 01/20/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: Smart Grid, Utilities
Video
This video session brings together leading experts from around the globe who will reveal the most recent research findings along with lessons learned from real-life deployments as they discuss and debate winning strategies for making the consumer actually ask for a smart grid.
Date: 10/27/2010
Type: Video
Technologies: Smart Grid
Video: engaging the consumer
This video session brings together leading experts from around the globe who will reveal the most recent research findings along with lessons learned from real-life deployments as they discuss and debate winning strategies for making the consumer actually ask for a smart grid.
Date: 10/25/2010
Type: Video
Technologies: Smart Grid
Video: engaging the consumer
This video session brings together leading experts from around the globe who will reveal the most recent research findings along with lessons learned from real-life deployments as they discuss and debate winning strategies for making the consumer actually ask for a smart grid.
Date: 10/20/2010
Type: Video
Technologies: Smart Grid
smart meter
A recent report from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy stresses the need for energy efficiency programs that change consumer behavior and habits. In short, consumers need to be able to see how much energy they use and they need proof that conservation pays off.
Date: 11/18/2010
Type: Blog
Smart-grid lines.
Smart grid investments are costly and may not always always pay for themselves through utilities' operational cost savings alone. It is of great importance to factor in the benefits to consumers and society at large and to make sure consumers understand these benefits.
Date: 09/20/2010
Type: Article
Electricity lines.
This opinion piece lays out the importance of consumer education in creating smart grid policy.
Date: 09/08/2010
Type: Article, Blog
EnergyGuide label
The Federal Trade Commission announced that TVs made after May 2011 will need to have the yellow EnergyGuide label showing estimated annual energy use and how they compare to similarly sized models.
Date: 10/28/2010
Type: News

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