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(IS-2011-166) The Costs and Benefits of Smart Meters For Residential Customers

This white paper from the Institute for Electricity Efficiency provides a framework for quantifying the costs and benefits of residential smart meters from a wide variety of perspectives across a range of electric utility and customer types.  Drawing on previous research, utility pilots and analysis, it shows how the magnitude of both costs and benefits might vary according to different utility and customer parameters.  While results will vary by utility profile and customer engagement type, the white paper provides a framework that is general enough to be adapted by individual utilities and regulators in conducting their own analysis. 

























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