90% of Consumers Find Electricity Usage Displays Useful
Jul 7, 2010
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More than half of surveyed consumers in the United States and the United Kingdom consider displaying electricity usage information in their homes "very useful," according to an IMS Research report, while 90% considered it "very" or "somewhat" useful.

The survey analyzed the attitudes and expectations of 1000 respondents (500 in the UK, 500 in the U.S.), to find out their views on smart home energy management functions sucj as demand response and willingness to pay for remote home management functions.

“Increasing environmental awareness, the rise of web portal-based household management services, and the roll-out of smart meters, are all driving increasing interest in smart home energy management systems," said Lisa Arrowsmith, IMS Market Analyst.

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